Environmental Studies Program

Draw on a variety of academic disciplines to study the single most pressing issue in the history of humanity.

 

The Colgate Environmental Studies Program builds awareness of complex regional and global environmental issues by investigating the consequences of human impacts. The curriculum combines interdisciplinary breadth with depth in a chosen field of study.

Students learn to think, speak, and write clearly and articulately about environmental issues from a variety of perspectives, working closely with faculty in a number of disciplines and pursuing both collaborative and individual research projects in the program’s upper-level courses.

The program offers the following majors and minors:

Majors:

  • Environmental biology
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental geography
  • Environmental geology
  • Environmental studies

Minor:

  • Environmental studies
A student assists with picking tomatoes at Common Thread as part of the COVE's Afternoon of Community Service.
A student assists with picking tomatoes at Common Thread as part of the COVE's Afternoon of Community Service.

Department Contacts

Director: Ian Helfant

Administrative assistant: Tracy Piatti

Office: 216 Ho Science Center

Phone: 315-228-7534

The fact that we scored so high and achieved a Gold rating illustrates a commitment to sustainability from every level of the institution.
Colgate Director of Sustainability John Pumilio