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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 1,500 courses offered in CALS
Since our founding, we have evolved continuously to meet the changing needs of our world. Our top-ranked programs include studies in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, communication, applied economics, agriculture, international programs, and life sciences.
Majors & 40+ minors
As of May 2021
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.
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Stanton Shannon, who supported New York farmers through his research on sweet corn, onions and squash, died Jan. 6 in Riverside, California. He was 94.
National 4-H Council awarded New York Gov. Kathy Hochul its Distinguished Alumni Medallion. Cornell Cooperative Extension runs the venerable youth program throughout the state.
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