Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Sustainability Studies, B.S.

Major Code: 7039 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main campus - Melbourne

Sustainability professionals use combinations of interdisciplinary skills to create and manage complex social, environmental and economic systems within a wide array of occupations. The program curricula expand on Florida Tech’s well-known science and technology strengths and add a unique combination of systems science, business and social science courses to produce unusually well-rounded graduates who can operate across multiple disciplines in the workforce.

The program emphasizes advanced educational experiences, hands-on projects (individually and in teams), opportunities for research on campus or internships in the community and training graduates to excel in the changing job market or interdisciplinary graduate schools. Final capstone projects use a campus classroom model where students address real-world sustainability challenges to generate explicit products and build marketable skills.

Admission Requirements

Students intending to apply should complete at least one year of high school environmental sciences or biology, and at least one year of chemistry or physics. Courses in economics or business are encouraged but not required.

Admissions requirements and the process for applying are presented under Undergraduate Academic Information .

Degree Requirements

Candidates must successfully complete 126 semester credit hours as outlined in the following curriculum. The program includes four areas of concentration (business and economics, environmental sciences, social sciences, technology and engineering). Students are required to successfully complete 24 semester credit hours from the concentration areas (six credits from each).

To encourage students to focus on areas of greatest individual interest, students take an additional 15 semester credit hours from one or more of the concentration areas in consultation with their academic advisor.


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

  • Concentration course credit hours: 3
  • Concentration course (environmental sciences) credit hours: 3
  • Concentration course (social sciences) credit hours: 3
  • Technical elective credit hours: 3

Spring (15 credit hours)

Senior Year

Fall (18 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Concentration Courses

Total Credits Required: 126