This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Advisers Cardelús, Frey, Fuller, Ingram, McCay, McHugh, Watkins

This major is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Program (ENST) and is designed for students interested in biology and the environment.

Environmental biology provides the student with a focus on biological systems and how organisms interact with the abiotic and biotic components of the environment. It also provides a breadth of exposure to environmental studies beyond the field of biology. The courses below are required for the major.

For students graduating in the Class of 2025 and earlier, please refer to prior University Catalog requirements.

Major Requirements

Environmental Studies Courses (Six)

Required Courses
Both of the following methods courses:
One of the following courses on environmental justice:
One of the following courses on environmental economics or policy:

Biology Courses (Six)

Required Courses
Additional Biology Courses

Three additional biology courses, numbered below BIOL 470, with at least one from each of the areas noted below. Only one of these courses may be  or .

Research Course

One of the following courses in research:

Other Required Courses (one or two)

Students should choose one of the following three options:

Honors and High Honors

Environmental Biology students interested in pursuing honors follow the same process outlined for honors in Biology; see the catalog listing for the Biology major and consult your academic advisor for more details.

Graduate Study or a Career in the General Area of Environmental Biology

Students who wish to pursue graduate study or a career in the general area of environmental biology should consider taking /, / and /, /.

Environmental Studies Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.