Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ken Lindeman
Professor, Sustainability Studies
Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Sustainability Studies, B.S.

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

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 expands on Florida Tech’s well-known science and technology strengths and adds a unique combination of business and social science courses to produce unusually well rounded graduates that can operate across multiple disciplines in the 21st century workforce. Four concentrations are offered: Technology & Engineering, Business & Economics, Environmental Sciences, and Social Sciences.
The program emphasizes advanced educational experiences, hands-on projects (individually and in teams), opportunities for research on campus or internships in the community, and the training of graduates who will excel either in the changing job market or interdisciplinary graduate schools. Final capstone projects use a campus classroom model: students address real-world sustainability challenges to generate explicit products and build applied skills.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Marine Conservation, B.S.

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Students build a strong foundation in biology and a well-rounded background in conservation science and ecological principles. With an emphasis on marine systems, students in the program learn how to conserve biological diversity, and protect rare, threatened, and endangered marine life.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Business and Environmental Studies, B.S.

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

In this novel program, we combine a traditional business core with 40-plus hours of environmental studies electives ensuring students understand the triple bottom line of people – planet – profits. The business and environmental studies degree is suited for students who want a well-rounded business experience complemented with rigorous environmental thought. Graduates seek business careers that sustain the natural environment and value social, environmental and cultural diversity. In this novel program, we combine a traditional business core with 40-plus hours of environmental studies electives ensuring students understand the triple bottom line of people – planet – profits. The business and environmental studies degree is suited for students who want a well-rounded business experience complemented with rigorous environmental thought. Graduates seek business careers that sustain the natural environment and value social, environmental and cultural diversity.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Oceanography catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2763&hl=%227080%22&returnto=search
Ocean Engineering catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2762&hl=%227084%22&returnto=search
Fisheries and Aquaculture catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2913&hl=%227094%22&returnto=search
Chemical Engineering http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2732&hl=%227033%22&returnto=search
Chemistry – Research Chem http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2842&hl=%227034%22&returnto=search
Chemistry – Premedical Chem http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2841&hl=%227036%22&returnto=search
Civil Engineering catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2736&hl=%227043%22&returnto=search
Construction Management catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2728&hl=%227045%22&returnto=search
Biomedical Engineering http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2729&hl=%227048%22&returnto=search
Business Administration http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2659&hl=%227067%22&returnto=search
Computer Science http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2741&hl=%227071%22&returnto=search
Software Engineering catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2742&hl=%227075%22&returnto=search
Mathematical Science catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2868&hl=%227076%22&returnto=search
Biochemistry catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2824&hl=%227028%22&returnto=search
Biomathematics http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2831&hl=%227078%22&returnto=search
Aeronautical Science W Flight http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2632&hl=%227102%22&returnto=search
Aeronautical Science catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2631&hl=%227103%22&returnto=search
Aviation Meteorology W Flight catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2639&hl=%227105%22&returnto=search
Aviation Meteorology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2638&hl=%227106%22&returnto=search
Aviation Administration W Flight http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2634&hl=%227107%22&returnto=search
Aviation Administration catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2633&hl=%227108%22&returnto=search
Aviation Management W Flight http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2637&hl=%227113%22&returnto=search
Aviation Management catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2636&hl=%227114%22&returnto=search
Physics – Premed http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2878&hl=%227139%22&returnto=search
Psychology -B.S
catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2817&hl=%227141%22&returnto=search
Psychology – B.A. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2816&hl=%227144%22&returnto=search
Forensic Psychology – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2815&hl=%227146%22&returnto=search
Applied Psychology – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2812&hl=%227147%22&returnto=search
Applied Behavior Analysis – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2811&hl=%227148%22&returnto=search
Business and Environmental Studies catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2672&hl=%227167%22&returnto=search
Humanities – Philosophy http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=3146&hl=%227179%22&returnto=search
Humanities – Prelaw catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2794&hl=%227186%22&returnto=search
Multiplatform Journalism http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2897&hl=%227187%22&returnto=search
Strategic Communication http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2898&hl=%227188%22&returnto=search
Astrobiology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2875&hl=%227191%22&returnto=search
Planetary Science http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2879&hl=%227193%22&returnto=search
Environmental Science catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2760&hl=%227222%22&returnto=search
Meteorology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2761&hl=%227224%22&returnto=search
Aviation Management – B.A. catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2635&hl=%227232%22&returnto=search
Human Factors and Safety http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2887&hl=%227234%22&returnto=search
Human Factors and Safety W Flight http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2888&hl=%227235%22&returnto=search
Accounting http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2907&hl=%227267%22&returnto=search
Biomedical Science – Premedical http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2891&hl=%227281%22&returnto=search
General Biology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2827&hl=%227282%22&returnto=search
Genomics and Molecular Genetics catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2909&hl=%227283%22&returnto=search
Marine Biology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2828&hl=%227284%22&returnto=search
Marine Conservation http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2912&hl=%227285%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Accounting B.A. catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2660&hl=%227600%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Computer Information System catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2662&hl=%227601%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Healthcare Management http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2665&hl=%227602%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Management – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2668&hl=%227603%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Marketing B.A catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2669&hl=%227604%22&returnto=search
Accounting – B.A. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2658&hl=%227610%22&returnto=search
Management – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2893&hl=%227615%22&returnto=search
Human Resource Management – B.A http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2900&hl=%227616%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Marketing B.S http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2670&hl=%227762%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Sports management B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2671&hl=%227763%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Global management and Finance B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2664&hl=%227764%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Information system management – B.S http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2666&hl=%227765%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Leadership and Social Responsibility – B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2667&hl=%227766%22&returnto=search
Information Systems – B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2673&hl=%227767%22&returnto=search
Business Administration – Entrepreneurship – B.S http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2663&hl=%227768%22&returnto=search
Finance – B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2921&hl=%227769%22&returnto=search
Logistics Management – B.S. http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2699&hl=%227880%22&returnto=search


Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability, Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Florida Tech’s Minor in Sustainability is available to undergraduates from any of the colleges on campus. Since 2010, students from 25 majors from all five colleges have completed this program. The minor consists of 7 courses (3 required, 4 elective) that total 19 credits. The required courses are: Introduction to Sustainability (ISC 1500, 3 credits), Sustainability Project Design (ISC 3999, 1 credit), Applied Sustainability (ISC 4000, 3 credits) For the remaining 4 elective courses, students take 1 course within each of these 4 topic areas: Environmental Sciences, Business, Technology, and Social Sciences/Humanities. FIT has over 80 eligible courses among these four sustainability topic areas.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Aviation Environmental Science, Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

College of Aviation students have a new Aviation Environmental Science Minor option. The four required courses are: AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation or AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1, AVM 3201 Aviation Planning, AVS 2402 Introduction to Aviation Environmental Science, AVS 4402 Aviation Sustainability. Electives involve taking two courses of these options: AVM 3202 Airport Design, AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology, ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments, ENS 4300 Renewable Energy and the Environment.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
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Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:

Minors and websites:
Biology
http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2832&hl=%226021%22&returnto=search
Sustainability http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2853&hl=%226040%22&returnto=search
Nanoscience/Nanotechnology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2733&hl=%226050%22&returnto=search
Management catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2678&hl=%226065%22&returnto=search
Oceanography http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2766&hl=%226080%22&returnto=search
Flight Technology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2644&hl=%226110%22&returnto=search
Aircraft Dispatcher http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2904&hl=%226113%22&returnto=search
Aviation Management catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2642&hl=%226114%22&returnto=search
Aviation Environmental Science http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2641&hl=%226118%22&returnto=search
Psychology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2819&hl=%226144%22&returnto=search
Communication http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2795&hl=%226183%22&returnto=search
Philosophy catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2905&hl=%226184%22&returnto=search
Accounting http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2674&hl=%226267%22&returnto=search
Management Information Systems catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2679&hl=%226467%22&returnto=search
Prelaw catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2798&hl=%226187%22&returnto=search
Environmental Science http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2764&hl=%226222%22&returnto=search
Meteorology http://catalog.fit.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=2765&hl=%226224%22&returnto=search


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Data from Melbourne campus only, not Online or Extended Studies. Data sourced from the Florida Institute of Technology catalog using the website and support from the Office of Institutional Research.

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