Cornell students can choose from nearly 80 majors and more than 90 minors, and have access to challenging dual-degree programs as well. Applicants seek admission to one of Cornell's undergraduate colleges or schools, which then becomes their academic home if they’re admitted.
Despite having an academic “home” college or school, students are highly encouraged to take courses in any of the university's undergraduate colleges and schools.
Depending on the Cornell college or school, applicants may be required to indicate an intended major on their application. This is not the same as declaring a major, as that typically happens after a student enrolls, with many students selecting their major at the end of their sophomore year.