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CALS Departments & Majors

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell is one of the best colleges of its kind in the world. It is a place where world-class faculty and top-notch students come together in an environment that promotes mutual respect, diversity, inquisitiveness, and dedication to applying knowledge with public purpose.

In order to foster this atmosphere of scholarship and collaboration, CALS is structured in two fundamental ways. Our faculty are organized into 20 academic departments and 1 school. Our undergraduate students are organized by their majors. CALS students choose from over 20 exciting majors and more than 25 minors, many of which are cross-departmental to take advantage of the knowledge, experience, and expertise of faculty from several disciplines.

Because this dual system of organization can cause some initial confusion, we invite you to explore all that the college has to offer:

Departments

Majors