Interdisciplinary approaches are needed to sustainably resolve environmental problems. Our visionary faculty and passionate students make this possible at Cornell.
Defy disciplinary boundaries
The Environment & Sustainability major spans perspectives needed to build a world with more sustainable environmental conditions. As a cross-college major in CALS and Arts & Sciences, we bring together students and faculty with diverse skills and common purpose.
Experiences on-campus and throughout the world emphasize active, engaged and experiential learning. Core courses provide fundamental understanding of environment and sustainability issues. Six concentrations provide depth in environmental science and environmental studies perspectives.
We foster awareness of policies and practices that link environmental degradation to inequities in resources and power available to different groups of people.
Environment & Sustainability news
In flood-prone New York, non-white homeowners are more likely to take active measures – like protecting a furnace or installing a sump pump – to prepare for deluge, says Cornell research.
Moderate levels of artificial light at night – like the fixture illuminating your backyard – bring more caterpillar predators and reduce the chance that these lepidoptera larvae grow up to become moths.
As sea levels rise over the next decades for low-lying Hudson River towns, Cornell landscape architecture students offered ideas for coping with climate change and embracing the water.