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Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS

Become an environmental, health and safety champion by helping industries produce goods and services that lessen or eliminate environmental contamination, use less water and precious resources, and avoid subjecting workers to hazardous conditions and materials.

Program skills

Students obtain skills in pollution prevention and control,  solid and hazardous waste management, EHS regulatory interpretation and application, EHS problem solving and root cause analysis, EHS hazard and aspect identification and control, team building, EHS management system development and review, EHS inspections and record-keeping, OSHA 40-hour Certification in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, accident investigation, industrial hygiene monitoring and control, environmental monitoring and measurement, and written and oral communication.

Program facilities equipment

Located in a LEED Silver building, the Environmental Occupation Health laboratory allows students to engage in extensive laboratory work in environmental geology, hydrology, occupational health and safety monitoring and measurement as well as environmental monitoring and measurement.

Select program hiring partners

AVANGRID, BAE Systems, BCA Consulting, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BorgWarner, CooperVision, Cornell University, Corning Incorporated, EMCOR Group, John Deere, Kiewit, L3Harris, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Optimation Industrial Services, RIDGID - Ridge Tool Co., Saint-Gobain, SIENNA Environmental Technologies, SPS Technologies, Tesla, Triumvirate Environmental (TEI) 

Industries


  • Manufacturing

  • Natural Resources

  • Legal and Law Enforcement

  • Scientific and Technical Consulting

90%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

91%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 30.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 30.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success