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CALS Degree Requirements

Departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences foster study for the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in over 20 major programs. To qualify for the degree, students must fulfill requirements established by the faculty of the college and administered through the Office of Academic Programs. Students are admitted into a single major and have the option during their academic career to pursue a second major within CALS as well as complete one or more minors offered by the university. 

Tracking Your Degree Requirements  

Your academic journey through Cornell won't be the same as anyone else's, so it's important to take some time to review your academic progress ahead of pre-enrollment. 

Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor or department advising coordinator to review your major progress.

Schedule a meeting with an advisor in CALS Student Services to review your college degree progress.

You can also monitor your progress toward meeting your college degree requirements by checking your DUST (Distributed Undergraduate Student Tracking) reports. The DUST report is updated soon after the end of each semester. To monitor your progress toward meeting your major requirements, please get in touch with your major department directly.