Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Environmental Science BS

Program Overview

Combine a love for nature with cutting-edge research to create a sustainable future for our planet.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science

Enrollment

  • Approximately 60 students enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

Co-op:  $ID
BS:        $35,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

The practice of environmental science demands that students be well-rounded specialists. To accomplish this, each student is required to complete an environmental science concentration in one of the following areas: digital imaging, environmental biology, environmental economics, environmental public policy, mathematics and statistics, or remote sensing. Students also may develop a self-designed concentration in an area of personal interest, subject to approval from an environmental science review committee. RIT’s stature as a top technical university gives our students a significant advantage as technology revolutionizes the way environmental data are collected and analyzed.

Equipment & Facilities

Students have access to ten student/faculty research laboratories and a Greenhouse and plant tissue culture facility. Students are also equipped with GIS Software (ArcGIS & IDRISI, access to ENVI and ERDAS), Garmin and Trimble GPS receivers, soil sampling equipment, soil analysis equipment, water sampling devices, multimeters, individual probes for water quality analysis, LiCor light meter with 2 pi and 4 pi sensors, Hach LDO oxygen meters, ponar dredges, plankton samplers, macroinvertebrate nets/samplers, and a library of field reference texts.  The Environmental Science program also runs and maintains an on-campus bird banding facility (RITBO). 

Job Titles

Science Educator, GIS Data Analyst, Bio Technician, Environmental Consultant, Field Biologist

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Saguaro National Park, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Esri, City of Texarkana, Texas, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Agrinetix LLC, The Seneca Nation of Indians, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career. We will make every effort to help you succeed. Call our office and ask to speak with Kris Stehler, the career services coordinator who works with the Environmental Science program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at www.rit.edu/careerservices.

Kris Stehler, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5468
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603
585.475.2301
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 Posted in Science, Mathematics, and Imaging Science, College of Science