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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 non-profit 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.

23

Majors & 40+ Minors

3,960

Undergraduate Students

980

Graduate Students

55%

of students complete undergraduate research

80%

of undergrads complete one or more internship(s)

300+

college-approved study abroad and exchange programs

Latest news, discoveries and breakthroughs

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

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News

Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships
With late-breaking internship cancellations and research abroad no longer an option, students were left scrambling to make new plans for summer employment. That’s when Global Cornell stepped in. Drawing on worldwide connections, from faculty and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development Sociology
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CALS Department of Natural Resources announces new name
To reflect a broadened scope of research and scholarship, the Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Cornell CALS) has adopted a new name: the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. The...
  • Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Nature