Pursue knowledge while pursuing your purpose
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach.
The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
Since our founding, we have evolved continuously to meet the changing needs of our world. Our top-ranked programs include over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, communication, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences.
Degrees & Programs
We're home to more than 20 majors and 30 minors in the life sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, and agricultural and food sciences.
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We welcome students with diverse experiences.
Tuition & Aid
You’re encouraged to work closely with our Financial Aid Office.
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Half of our majors have this element in common
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Undergraduate Admissions Working Remotely
Like so many offices during the pandemic, the CALS Admissions office is closed to visitors and our team will be conducting business remotely until further notice. We understand that during this time in particular you may have a lot of questions about applying to CALS. The very best way to reach us is by email at cals_admissions [at] cornell.edu. Don't hesitate to reach out!
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