RIT is a leader in groundbreaking sustainability research, education, and engagement. The RIT campus is a living laboratory for sustainable technologies, practices, and philosophies within our built and natural environment. Every day, in all that we do, we live the principles of a sustainable community.
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In RIT’s civil engineering technology degree, you’ll gain the practical theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to analyze and solve complex challenges posed by our nation’s growing infrastructure needs.Learn more about the Civil Engineering Technology BS program
Nearly every industry is focusing its efforts on developing and investing in clean and renewable energy options, creating exciting career opportunities where you can make a difference in the future of the environment.Learn more about the Clean and Renewable Energy Option - Electrical Engineering BS program
The energy and environment option is focused on identifying, developing, and effectively utilizing alternative energy systems.Learn more about the Energy and the Environment Option - Mechanical Engineering BS program
Combine a love for nature with cutting-edge research to create a sustainable future for our planet in this innovative environmental science degree.Learn more about the Environmental Science BS program
In this environmental sustainability major, you’ll learn how environmentally sustainable practices support environmental protections and champion efforts to make industries cleaner and communities safer.Learn more about the Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS program
An innovative packaging science degree where you’ll design product packaging for food, cosmetics, electronics, retail, and consumer goods.Learn more about the Packaging Science BS program
The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by NTID and are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.Learn more about the Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics program
A NAAB-accredited master of architecture program that provides a well-balanced education that integrates design, technology, and research with sustainability to prepare graduates to enter the modern field of architecture.Learn more about the Architecture M.Arch. program
An environmental science master’s degree that balances environmental conservation, human well-being, and economic development to tackle the biggest problems plaguing our environment.Learn more about the Environmental Science MS program
In our master’s in environmental health and safety you'll acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet sustainability and safety standards.Learn more about the Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS program
The master’s in packaging science enables you to create visually stunning, environmentally friendly packaging that’s functional and durable enough to be aesthetically pleasing and sustainable for the environmental while also withstanding the stresses of distribution and transportation.Learn more about the Packaging Science MS program
The Ph.D. in sustainability fosters innovation and creativity in solving real-world challenges within social, economic, technological, and business realms. In this inherently interdisciplinary program, you’ll become part of a network of academics from across RIT who are working to optimize sustainable systems and practices in engineering, manufacturing, energy, education, and more.Learn more about the Sustainability Ph.D. program
A sustainable engineering degree that allows you to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle–from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.Learn more about the Sustainable Engineering MS program
A sustainability degree that teaches you to apply sustainability science principles to any field to help solve the world’s grand challenges—including pollution, food scarcity, public health crises, and more.Learn more about the Sustainable Systems MS program
May 8, 2023
Graduates find their niche with RIT’s School of Individualized Study
Thousands of RIT students are graduating this week with majors including engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, business, and fine arts. But more than 250 graduates are also receiving customized bachelor’s and master’s degrees from RIT’s School of Individualized Study, which allows students a flexible education pathway of their choosing.
April 29, 2023
Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright
Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.
April 28, 2023
RIT hosts glass 3D printer for research, multidisciplinary exploration
The first-of-its-kind technology is opening up new creative possibilities at RIT and beyond — it is working to fuel the future of sustainable manufacturing and even space travel.
April 24, 2023
RIT part of new not-for-profit entity selected by NYC for world-leading climate center
Governors Island, a historical site in New York Harbor for centuries, will be the home to a new world-leading climate solutions center that will position New York City as the global leader for one of the most pressing issues of our time, and RIT is among the affiliate partners.
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