You can choose from 52 resource-rich academic majors, and a wide variety of minors. Because you are not required to declare a major until the second semester of sophomore year, there is ample opportunity to explore and experiment with your academic interests.
Majors and minors are managed by our academic departments and programs and governed by Colgate's world-class faculty.
Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning.
The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding. FULL MISSION STATEMENT