This information is part of the Colgate University catalog.

Advisers Adams, Harpp, Leventer, Levy, Soja

This major program focuses on the geological components of the environment, including terrestrial and aquatic systems. The program emphasizes large-scale processes in earth systems and how they influence and are impacted by global change.


Major Requirements

The following courses are required for the major:

Environmental Studies Courses (four)

Geology Courses (seven)

All of the following:

200-level Courses

Any three of the following:

Cognate Science Courses (two)

  • Any two full-credit courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics.  may be taken in place of one of these courses.

GPA Requirement

A GPA of 2.00 in the environmental geology major is necessary for graduation. A passing grade must be received in all courses counted toward the major.


Additional Information

Students majoring in environmental geology are strongly encouraged to take the summer field course . Students who wish to pursue graduate study or a career in environmental geology are strongly encouraged to supplement the major requirements with at least one year of chemistry, mathematics, and physics or biology.


Environmental Studies Program

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