Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
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


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
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.


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. For example, how climate change, food systems, and access to water are impacted by the synergies of biogeography and human behavior.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

A full list of Colgate's 56 majors and minors can be found here:
https://www.colgate.edu/academics/majors-minors

A list of all sustainability-inclusive (not necessarily focused) majors include:
ALST: African American Studies Emphasis Major
ALST: African Studies Emphasis Major
ALST: Caribbean Studies Emphasis Major
ALST: Latin American Studies Emphasis Major
Anthropology Major
Anthropology Minor
Astrogeophysics Major
Biology Major
Education Studies Major
Elementary Teaching Certificate
Environmental Studies Major
Environmental Biology Major
Environmental Economics Major
Environmental Geography Major
Environmental Geology Major
Geology Major
Geography Major
Japanese Major
Molecular Biology Major
Native American Studies Major
Natural Sciences, Tropical Concentration: Marine Science- Freshwater Science Major
Secondary Teaching Certificate
Religion Major
Russian and Eurasian Studies Major
Sociology Major
Women's Studies Major


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

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

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

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.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Geography Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

Geography bridges perspectives in the social and natural sciences to study people and the environment. In addition to deepening knowledge of biophysical and social change processes in their own right, diverse methodological approaches uncover the relationships between humans and natural and social environments.

Students use integrative explanatory frameworks to grapple with critical areas of inquiry: the geopolitics of conflict, climate science, biogeographies of endangered species, public health, urban planning, disaster mitigation, international development, environmental and social justice, and natural resource management, among them.

The minor consists of a minimum of five one-credit courses. Students pursuing a minor in geography may elect to concentrate their coursework in the physical or human and nature-society subfields.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Global Public & Environmental Health Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):

The Global Public and Environmental Health Program is an interdisciplinary program located within the Division of University Studies and staffed by faculty from the four academic divisions who apply their knowledge and expertise to teaching and research endeavors that cross disciplinary boundaries. The program administers a minor that includes a common introductory course to ensure a common interdisciplinary experience. Students achieve depth in analytical ability by taking a set of courses chosen in consultation with their adviser.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:

A full list of Colgate's 56 majors and minors can be found here:
https://www.colgate.edu/academics/majors-minors

A list of all sustainability-inclusive (not necessarily focused) minors include:
ARTS: Architecture Minor
Anthropology Minor
Education Studies Minor
Elementary Teaching Certificate
Environmental Studies Minor
Geography Minor
Native American Studies Minor
Secondary Teaching Certificate
Religion Minor
Russian and Eurasian Studies Minor
Sociology Minor
Women's Studies Minor


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