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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Ability and ambition. Passion and persistence. Curiosity and conscientiousness. Rather than looking for one-track minds, Cornell CALS seeks out unconventional, passion-driven individuals who want a greater understanding of the world, and also a greater understanding of how they can make the world a better place.

Student and Professor

With 22 majors and more than 40 minors across the agricultural, environmental and social sciences, Cornell CALS offers an unrivaled academic experience. But, it’s our admissions process that really sets us apart. Find out why applying for your major now creates exceptional opportunities for you later.

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Research degrees: Explore our research-centered advanced degree programs – Master of Science and Ph.D. – in more than 30 fields of study.

Professional degrees: Our professional master’s degree programs are designed to fit your life and schedule, while quickly advancing careers in industry, government and nonprofit agencies.

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From continuing education credits to online farming classes, Cornell CALS offers a number of non-degree and certificate courses for those who wish to pursue “any person ... any study” at their own pace without committing to a degree-granting program.


Majors & 40+ minors


Undergraduate students

As of May 2021


Graduate students

As of May 2021


of our undergraduates were involved in one or more research experiences in 2019.


of undergraduate students completed one or more internships in 2019.


of our undergraduate students had international experiences in 2019.

Latest news, discoveries and breakthroughs

Explore the work we’re doing today and discover how it’s reshaping tomorrow.

Three ice cream dishes on a red table. From left to right, a pink spotted ice cream, a white gooey ice cream, and a golden white ice cream.


From April 10-12, ice cream aficionados will get several opportunities to taste and vote on their favorite of three new student-developed flavors, crafted to help celebrate “The Indispensable Condition: Freedom of Expression at Cornell.”

  • Food Science
Two women hold cans of whipped cream, labeled "whipnotic", in front of a blue swirly background.


Tracy Luckow ’99 will share the peaks and valleys of her entrepreneurial journey on April 12 at Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration, a two-day conference held every spring that brings together students, alumni, faculty, staff and community...

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Food Science