Environmental Studies and Sustainability

As a champion of the environment and sustainability, RIT’s programs in environmental studies and sustainability stress the need to balance the developmental needs of the present without compromising those of the future. A strong foundation in the sciences, safety, and the environment, along with team-building, communication, and management, means that you will be able to drive organizations towards the environmentally sustainable place that our future depends on.

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st century architect. The program produces broad-thinking architects well grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability who can apply their knowledge and talents to the architectural problems posed by the modern city.

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Gain the practical theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to solve the complex challenges posed by society’s growing infrastructure needs. Through lab work and design projects, civil engineering technology students acquire skills in a wide range of sub-disciplines and put theory and technology to work to solve engineering challenges.        

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

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The multidisciplinary approach taken in this program produces skilled professionals who are able to tackle the biggest problems plaguing our environment using a holistic approach.

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

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Acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet their sustainability and safety standards.

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Crafting ways to package a range of products, from food and cosmetics to electronics and consumer products, for transportation, storage, display, and presentation.

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Create visually stunning, environmentally friendly packaging that’s functional and durable enough to sustain environmental and physical hazards.

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The doctorate program in sustainability is the first program in the world to focus on sustainable production systems. It seeks to advance research and education in alternative-energy development, sustainable production, sustainable mobility, and eco-IT.

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Minimize the effects a product has on the environment at every stage of its lifecycle – from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.  

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Narrow your focus to a specific area of study as you find new ways to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle, from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.

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Students in the MS degree in sustainable systems will develop an understanding of basic sustainability principles and have the expertise to analyze and solve complex sustainability issues.

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