Department of Geography

Get immersive exposure to modern techniques in geography, and bridge the social and natural sciences to study interactions between people and their environments.

Colgate students snowshoe to the upper woods of the Colgate University campus during an outdoor session of Nature, Culture, and Politics class.
Colgate students snowshoe to the upper woods of the Colgate University campus during an outdoor session of Nature, Culture, and Politics class.

 

Colgate geography students delve into a wide variety of fields: public health; urban planning; hazard and disaster mitigation; international development; geopolitics; physical, biological, human, and nature-society geography; climate science; environmental and social justice; and natural resource management. They acquire a deep understanding of the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments.

As the relationships between humans and physical place evolve, the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge fostered through study of geography are more relevant than ever.

The department offers the following majors and minors:

Majors:

  • Geography
  • Environmental geography

Minors:

  • Geography

 

LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS IN GEOGRAPHY

 

Department Contacts

Chair: Daniel Monk
Administrative assistant: Tracy Piatti
Office: 216 Ho Science Center
Phone: 315-228-7534