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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

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The following major programs are registered with the New York State Department of Education. Enrollment in majors other than those listed below may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards funded by New York State.

Colgate University follows the tradition of Latin degree names. The undergraduate degree awarded by the university is the AB, rather than the BA. The AB is an abbreviation of the Latin name for the bachelor of arts degree, artium baccalaureus.

Program Code Program Title HEGIS Code Degree Award
04414 Asian Studies 0301 AB
04415 Russian and Eurasian Studies 0307 AB
04423 Biology 0401 AB
04421 Biology “7–12” 0401.01 AB
04420 Biology “7–12” 0401.01 MAT
84373 Biochemistry 0414 AB
88121 Molecular Biology 0416 AB
20770 Environmental Biology 0420 AB
20771 Environmental Geography 0420 AB
20772 Environmental Geology 0420 AB
21442 Environmental Economics 0420 AB
33413 Environmental Studies 0420 AB
88122 Neuroscience 0425 AB
04424 Mathematical Economics 0517 AB
04425 Computer Science 0701 AB
84374 Computer Science/Math 0799 AB
84083 Educational Studies 0801 AB
04427 Art & Art History 1001 AB
04428 Music 1005 AB
19089 Theater 1007 AB
04432 French 1102 AB
04436 German 1103 AB
04442 Spanish 1105 AB
27260 Chinese 1107 AB
22285 Japanese 1108 AB
04449 Latin 1109 AB
04450 Greek 1110 AB
04451 English 1501 AB
04455 English 1501 AB
    4-year Dual 1501 AB
04456 English 1501 AB
04452 English “7–12” 1501.01 AB
04453 English “7–12” 1501.01 MAT
04457 Classical Studies 1504 AB
32115 Classics 1504 AB
04459 Philosophy 1509 AB
04460 Philosophy 1509 AB
    4-year Dual 1509 AB
78840 Philosophy 1509 AB
04462 Religion 1510 AB
04463 Religion 1510 MA
04461 Philosophy & Religion 1599.10 AB
04467 Mathematics 1701 AB
04464 Mathematics “7–12” 1701.01 AB
04465 Mathematics “7–12” 1701.01 MAT
38596 Applied Mathematics 1703 AB
04470 Physics 1902 AB
04469 Physics “7–12” 1902.01 AB
13919 Physics “7–12” 1902.01 MAT
04473 Chemistry 1905 AB
04472 Chemistry “7–12” 1905.01 AB
13920 Chemistry “7–12” 1905.01 MAT
04474 Astrogeophysics 1912 AB
04475 Geology 1914 AB
86382 Geology 1914 MA
04477 Earth Science “7–12” 1917.01 AB
13921 Earth Science “7–12” 1917.01 MAT
04478 Astronomy-Physics 1999.10 AB
04479 Psychology 2001 AB
    4-year Dual 2001 MA
04481 Psychology 2001 AB
07663 Psychology 2001 MA
04484 Social Sciences 2201 AB
36436 Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 2201.00 AB
04482 Social Studies “7–12” 2201.01 AB
04487 Social Studies “7–12” 2201.01 MAT
35982 Anthropology 2202 AB
04489 Economics 2204 AB
04491 History 2205 AB
    4-year Dual 2205 MA
14873 History 2205 AB
14874 History 2205 MA
04492 Geography 2206 AB
04493 Political Science 2207 AB
    4-year Dual 2207 MA
14875 Political Science 2207 AB
14876 Political Science 2207 MA
04486 Sociology 2208 AB
04485 Sociology & Anthropology 2208 MA
04496 International Relations 2210 AB
    4-year Dual 2210 MA
14877 International Relations 2210 AB
14878 International Relations 2210 MA
32866 Africana and Latin American Studies 2211 AB
86188 Native American Studies 2212 AB
04498 Peace and Conflict Studies 2299 AB
90051 Women’s Studies 2299 AB
04500 Physical Science 4902 AB
04501 Natural Science 4902 AB
14879 Natural Science 4902 MAT
04502 Arts and Humanities 4903 AB

Student Retention Rate

In accordance with regulations of the New York State Department of Education, the following retention data are provided for the classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (entering in the fall term of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively):

Class of Percentage Completing
1st Year
Percentage Completing
2nd Year
Percentage Completing
3rd Year
Percentage Graduating in
4 Years
Percentage Graduating in
5 Years
Percentage Graduating in
6 Years
2009 98.2 92.9 90.7 87.8 90.9 91.6
2010 97.3 91.1 89.8 84.8 88.8 89.6
2011 96.8 91.7 89.1 86.6 90.6 90.9
2012 98.6 92.7 92.5 89.7 92.0 92.4
2013 97.2 91.1 89.6 85.9 88.5 89.6
2014 98.0 91.5 89.1 84.7 88.4 89.7

The Thirteen Founders of Colgate University

John Bostwick Jonathan Olmstead
Joel W. Clark Samuel Osgood
Thomas Cox Elisha Payne
Daniel Hascall Samuel Payne
Charles W. Hull Robert Powell
Nathaniel Kendrick Peter P. Roots
Amos Kingsley  

The Presidents of Colgate University

Nathaniel Kendrick 1836– 1848
Stephen William Taylor 1851– 1856
George Washington Eaton 1856– 1868
Ebenezer Dodge 1868– 1890
George William Smith 1895– 1897
George Edmands Merrill 1899– 1908
Elmer Burritt Bryan 1909– 1921
George Barton Cutten 1922– 1942
Everett Needham Case 1942– 1962
Vincent MacDowell Barnett Jr. 1963– 1969
Thomas Alva Bartlett 1969– 1977
George D. Langdon Jr. 1978– 1988
Neil R. Grabois 1988– 1999
Charles Karelis 1999– 2001
Rebecca S. Chopp 2002– 2009
Jeffrey Herbst 2010– 2015
Brian W. Casey
2016–