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How do I select a major?

At CALS we expect you to dive into your major as soon as you set foot on campus. As a result, all students must apply to a specific CALS major and are chosen based upon their academic and personal fit for that course of study. We encourage you to take time to explore the [wide breadth of majors][1] that CALS offers, a…

The major I am interested in applying to is housed in two colleges at Cornell. How do I decide which college is right for me?

When considering a major that is offered through two Cornell Colleges, it is important to understand that the major requirements – the core curriculum, concentrations, faculty and opportunities (research/fieldwork/internships etc.) – are the same for students in both Colleges. What is different is the College, or acad…

What majors or academic programs does Cornell offer?

Cornell offers nearly [80 majors][1] and more than [90 minors][2]. For students whose interests don't fit neatly into a pre-existing major, there’s even an opportunity to design an independent course of study or to double major. To learn more, please see Cornell's [Courses of Study][3] website. [1]: http://www.co…

Do I have to apply to a particular major in Engineering? If so, what if I change my mind later?

First-year applicants apply to the College of Engineering and not to a particular engineering major. Students may indicate an intended major of interest on the Common Application if they wish, but they will not officially select a major until the second semester of their sophomore year.

Can you double major in two colleges?

Students can only double major within the college they attend, so it is not possible to double major in two academic programs that are offered in different colleges/schools at Cornell University. It is important to know that students can minor or take classes across colleges at Cornell. Please also note, that when you…

What are the most popular majors at Cornell?

Cornell is home to [undergraduate colleges and schools][1] offering more than [4,000 courses of study][2] across 100 academic departments. The most popular majors change from one year to the next. The [Undergraduate Admissions][3] website provides general information about academics, including information about the nu…

Can I double major?

Cornell offers nearly [80 majors][1] and more than [90 minors][1]. For students whose interests don't fit neatly into a preexisting major, there’s even an opportunity to design an independent course of study or to double major. Each of the [undergraduate colleges and schools][2] at Cornell has its own academic opportu…

Do I have to declare a major to apply?

Cornell students can choose from [nearly 80 majors][1]. Applicants seek admission to one of Cornell's undergraduate colleges or schools, which then becomes their academic home if they’re admitted. Depending on the Cornell college or school, applicants may be required to indicate an intended major on their application.…

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