Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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Colgate University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Pamela Gramlich
Sustainability Office Program Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Colgate's environmental studies program is designed to enhance awareness of the complexity of regional and global environmental issues and to underscore the consequences and impacts of the human experience on the environment. Students in the program learn to think, speak, and write clearly and articulately about environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.

The program is interdisciplinary, and our passionate faculty are drawn from a number of departments. As a result, you get the benefit of instruction from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, as well as the ability to conduct research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The program administers five majors:
Environmental biology
Environmental economics
Environmental geography
Environmental geology
Environmental studies


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geography

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

By studying geography, our students are exposed to the full spectrum of disciplinary subfields ─ physical, human, and nature-society geography as well as basic and advanced geographical techniques.

We also challenge our students to explore critical areas of inquiry: the geopolitics of conflict, climate science, biogeographies of endangered species, public health, urban planning, hazard and disaster mitigation, international development, environmental and social justice, and natural resource management, among others.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Anthropology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

Anthropology at Colgate focuses on a variety of different topics such as courses on archaeology, cultural anthropology, social inequality, media and popular culture, and medicine. The scope of anthropology is truly global, as it aims to describe and analyze the full diversity of the human experience and cultural creativity across time and space. Within this major, students will be exposed to, and be asked to consider and analyze, human behavior and the constructs we have developed to explain the biophysical and man-made world.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Colgate's environmental studies minor is designed to enhance awareness of the complexity of regional and global environmental issues and to underscore the consequences and impacts of the human experience on the environment. Students in the program learn to think, speak, and write clearly and articulately about environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.


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