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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.

A tractor pulling a trailer with several lawn care tools

News

Unplugged: Students build green trailer to energize tools
Members of the Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) student group have delivered to the Grounds Department a 7-by-12 foot trailer that will cart and energize electric string trimmers, hedge clippers, chainsaws and an electric heavy-duty...
  • Environment
  • Planet
  • Natural Resources
Blue Shark, Prionace glauca.

News

Massive, indeed: Shark MOOC has attracted thousands
Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation has introduced more than 32,000 people from 182 countries to sharks, rays and chimaeras – also known as “ghost sharks.” “Before the first offering of the shark MOOC in the summer of 2016, I...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Animals