related majors, minors, graduate degrees and certificate programs
of Maxwell faculty conduct international research
topical research clusters provide vast academic and experiential opportunities
Our dynamic major and minor programs provide a solid foundation in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Environment, sustainability and policy integrated learning major (double major program), B.A. or B.S depending on base major
Graduate students are part of a vibrant intellectual community and work closely with faculty members in research and teaching. Advanced degree options include:
Joint degree program with the master of public administration (M.P.A.)
Certificate of Advanced Study in GIS and spatial analysis (concurrent with graduate studies)
There's a world of possibilities waiting for you.
Syracuse, N.Y. - A Learning Laboratory
Syracuse University’s location in Central New York serves as a learning laboratory, where students gain real-world experience through research, internships and more.
Students interested in environmental processes and management have easy access to the Finger Lakes and the region’s other extensive groundwater resources; ecological restoration projects in Onondaga Lake; environmental justice issues in Syracuse, N.Y.; or conservation challenges in the nearby Adirondack mountains.
Syracuse is also located within the first-in-the-nation unmanned vehicle traffic management corridor. This 50-mile stretch of land has become the most advanced drone testing corridor in the U.S., generating data that will inform future drone applications.
A Capital Experience
Applied and Scholarly Research
Faculty members within the Geography and the Environment Department represent wide-ranging interests and sub-specialties, providing students with the opportunity to address real-world problems through multiple lenses.
This unique partnership offers students with interests in urban studies, public health, environmental justice or community development opportunities to work on participatory research projects with local and regional community organizations.
Professor Ethan Coffel is principal investigator on a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant project exploring the link between climate and agricultural change. He is one of many faculty in our department whose research focuses on energy and natural resources.
Watch this video interview with Professor Jane Read and learn about the tools and procedures for collecting, analyzing, visualizing, disseminating and understanding information about the earth, its inhabitants and physical processes using satellite imagery and other information technologies.
This research area links historical geography with the growing interdisciplinary field of the geohumanities, including historical GIS, digital humanities, spatial history and the environmental humanities.
Geography and the Environment in Action
Feb 23, 2024
Feb 9, 2024
Feb 5, 2024
Maxwell Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship
Strasser Commons and Strasser Legacy Room
Research Poster Session
Come see a visual display of undergraduate research projects and meet the student participants. Vote for your favorite poster!
Awards Ceremony at 4:30pm in the Dr. Paul & Natalie Strasser Legacy Room 220 Eggers Hall
- Outstanding Research Paper
- Best Poster
- Research Paper Honorable Mention
- Research Poster Honorable Mention
- MAX 123 Exemplary Paper
- MAX 132 Exemplary Paper
For more information, please visit: https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/UndergradScholarship/
If you require accommodations, please contact Jessica Whitley, Jwhitley@syr.edu.
Contact to request accommodations