Plant Sciences Major
Questions? Contact us
Leah Cynara Cook
Plant Sciences Major Coordinator
Phone: (607) 255-1257
Email: lcc2 [at] cornell.edu
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (607) 255-1778
Email: mpp3 [at] cornell.edu
Develop leadership skills and get practical, hands-on experience while exploring of agricultural systems and related environmental and socio-economic issues. Concentrations include: Animal Science, Business, Crop Production and Management, Education and Communication, and Sustainable Agriculture. Learn more about the Agricultural Sciences Major.
Viticulture and Enology
Learn to grow grapes and make wine in the heart of New York’s wine region. Majors don't just hear about science. They practice it every day. Graduates leave Cornell with the ability to enter the wine industry, apply their scientific knowledge to another industry or career path, or enter graduate school in a number of science fields. Learn more about the Viticulture and Enology Major
Biology with a Plant Biology Concentration
Majors gain a greater understanding of the structure, classification, ecology, function, development, and molecular biology of plants. Whether you're interested in plant diversity, medicinal plants or plant biotechnology, we have courses that address your interests and world-class labs for doing research. Learn more about the Biology with a Plant Biology Concentration major.
International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD)
Designed for students interested in tackling the unique and interdisciplinary issues associated with food systems and rural development in emerging nations. IARD majors have the opportunity to gain meaningful, in-situ experience by participating in projects and research all over the world. They acquire valuable insight and skills while working within rural communities to: address poverty and hunger through innovations in agriculture, increase food security, advance science and policy related to sustainable development, and contribute to the economic development of emerging economies by strengthening private strategies and informing public policies. Learn more about the International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) Major.