The Cornell Degree

Colleges and Majors

  • College of Arts & Sciences
    College of Arts & Sciences

    The College of Arts and Sciences remains the center of Cornell’s academic universe. The oldest and largest of the university’s colleges, it offers incredible breadth and depth in course selection. Choice and flexibility are the hallmarks of the College of Arts and Sciences’ approach to providing a liberal arts education. Undergraduates have two years to choose a major, which gives them plenty of time to sample courses that are intriguing and expand their academic horizons.

  • College of Engineering
    College of Engineering

    A Cornell Engineering education is highly rewarding and respected around the world for its quality and comprehensiveness. Graduates are prepared for graduate school, the Peace Corps, Wall Street, NASA, consulting, or a career in engineering. We offer one of the broadest curricula in the world with 13 majors, 15 minors and dozens of concentrations.

  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
    College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

    Developing Leaders. Improving Lives. Shaping the Future.

    We offer an incredible array of majors and students are able to design a curriculum that encompasses several of these fields. Considered the best of its kind in the nation, Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers the resources of a world-class Ivy League institution.

  • The School of Hotel Administration
    The School of Hotel Administration

    Welcome to the premier hospitality management school, where we educate the next generation of leaders for the world’s largest and most dynamic industry. The school of Hotel Administration gives students a professional management program in a liberal arts context. Students build their business knowledge and skills under the most accomplished faculty in the field. Graduates enter into an elite group of corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who are taking hospitality in new directions around the globe.

  • College of Human Ecology
    College of Human Ecology

    Human ecology explores the relationship between people and the world around them from a variety of perspectives, and then strives to shape that world for the better through academics, research and outreach. At the College of Human Ecology, we do that by developing leaders, solving problems, and strengthening communities.

  • College of Architecture, Art & Planning
    College of Architecture, Art & Planning

    In our college we teach and practice architecture, fine arts, and city and regional planning as creative and powerful forces with the potential to improve the world. We prepare our students to address the complex problems of the twenty-first century through the application of the art and science of design. Providing rigorous theoretical training and studio experiences, we encourage imagination, technical creativity, critical thinking, a sense of history, and the development of a social, ethical, and artistic perspective.

  • College of Industrial & Labor Relations
    College of Industrial & Labor Relations

    We are often asked if ILR is a business, pre-law, or liberal arts program. At the ILR School, our undergraduate program is all of these things and more. Students develop a solid background in the liberal arts and social sciences with required core courses in management, economics, psychology, history, law, government, and statistics.