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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

Sweet Science: Conceived by CALS grad students, Grabanzos are a healthier alternative
Born in a food science class in CALS, the novel product does involve those hearty legumes, also known as garbanzo beans—but by the time the tasty snack gets to your mouth, they’re all but unrecognizable. Sold online and in a growing number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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More student veterans join a welcoming community
At Cornell, “I was welcomed with open arms,” she said, “and I was really surprised – because it was almost like an instant family.” Cunningham is now a junior transfer student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “In all of my...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture