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Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS

In RIT’s environmental sustainability, health and safety degree you’ll become an effective champion in making organizations and companies more sustainable and less polluting and employees safer at work. 

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.

Program job titles

Associate Environmental Engineer; Chemistry Lab Supervisor; Environmental Health and Safety Specialist; Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator; Environmental Health Specialist; Environmental Scientist; Lecturer; Risk Control Specialist; Senior HSE Representative; Senior Safety Officer

Select program hiring partners

Woodard & Curran; LaBella Associates PC; AVANGRID; BAE Systems; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; BorgWarner; Carestream Health, CooperVision; Cornell University; John Deere; L3Harris Technologies; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Micron Technology


Outcome Rates for Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS

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


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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Hands-On Experience = Real-World Skills

In our environmental health and safety degree you will complete four semesters of cooperative education. This will allow you to gain full-time, paid, hands-on experience in industry, government agencies, or environmental consulting companies as you work alongside professionals to learn how environmental sustainability practices and occupational health and safety policies directly affect the way organizations produce products, manage their facilities, balance resources, reduce illness and injury, and create safer work environments.

With the skills you gain both in and out of the classroom, you’ll be in demand as a defender of environmentally sustainable processes and a champion of occupational health and safety policies.