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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

Lee Teng-hui, Ph.D. ’68, former Taiwan president, dies at 97
After earning a Cornell doctoral degree in agricultural economics at age 45, Lee returned to Taiwan, where he was appointed to a number of governmental positions, including the mayor of Taipei (1978-81) and the provincial governor of Taiwan...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
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News

Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities
“For those of us living in black and brown bodies … it’s not unprecedented, it’s business as usual, unfortunately,” said Rachel Hardeman, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. “Like other epidemics...
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior