Explore the Earth and its natural systems in the field and in top-notch labs and classrooms.
Earth & Environmental Geoscience students at Colgate work side-by-side with faculty in the classroom, in the field, and in the lab. Off-campus field programs and student-faculty research involving hands-on experience with specialized instrumentation and computer modeling are just some of the ways our students explore the science of geology.
Colgate’s Earth & Environmental Geoscience concentration programs are designed to build an enhanced understanding of the planet and to help students pursue careers in science, education, environmental consulting, business, law, and natural resource-related fields.
The department offers the following major and minor programs:
Whenever the seismic team was mapping the ocean floor, we had to watch out for whales. If a whale ventured within the 500-meter radius, international law dictated that all seismic activity pause until the whale moved away.Meghan Duffy ’18 describes her thesis work during a research cruise to Antarctica with professor Amy Leventer
Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum
Aubreya Adams and Students Install Seismometers in Africa
Header photo by Austin Sun ’19.