Plant Sciences Major curriculum

Students who major in Plant Sciences must complete coursework for the college and program that includes: 

  • Completing approximately two years of “core” or foundational coursework, plus the required coursework in at least one concentration.
  • Developing an ePortfolio.
  • Engaging in an out-of-classroom experience related to the major.

Core coursework in biology, chemistry, statistics and plant biology should be completed as early as possible, and transfer students should complete most of these courses before matriculating at Cornell.

The current requirements are considered the minimum for a well-rounded foundation in plant science. Students interested in pursuing a scientific career or graduate education are encouraged to take biochemistry, calculus and physics as electives, over and above the core requirements.

Current majors: Find more information on Canvas. (Cornell netid required.)

Questions? Contact us

Leah Cynara Cook
Plant Sciences Major Coordinator
Phone: (607) 255-1257
Email: lcc2 [at]

Marvin Pritts
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (607) 255-1778
Email: mpp3 [at]

Current majors:
Find more information on Canvas. (Cornell netid required.)