Pursue knowledge while pursuing your purpose
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to one of Cornell University’s largest populations 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've created several ways for you to delve into what CALS has to offer. Not sure what major is right for you? Explore our offerings grouped by Interest. Want to head straight to our majors? Discover our majors grouped under Degree Programs. Curious which majors might fit with your career aspirations? Check out our Careers!
Applying to college is an important step! From admissions requirements to a list of CALS majors, you'll find it all here. We can't wait to CUatCALS!
Many pathways can lead to a degree from Cornell CALS. We welcome students with diverse experiences.
Tuition & Aid
You’re encouraged to work closely with our Financial Aid Office.
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!
We can't wait to get to know you as an applicant!
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