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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.

20+

Majors & 40+ minors

4,020

Undergraduate students

950

Graduate students

51%

of our undergraduates are involved in one or more research experiences.

71%

of undergraduate students complete one or more internships

30%

of our undergraduate students have international experiences.

Latest news, discoveries and breakthroughs

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

Daniel G. Sisler holding a fish.

News

An anonymous donor has made a threefold gift to the Department of Global Development in honor of Sisler: a new professorship, learning fund and student hub.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Jack Madden watches as Andrea Stevenson Won uses a virtual reality simulator

News

A multidisciplinary team of researchers tested several methods of data visualization in an immersive virtual reality classroom to give teachers a way to gauge how their gaze was distributed.

  • Communication
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior