Academics

Find your program

Cornell offers a wide range of majors and minors to choose from. In addition, we also support a variety of pre-professional programs tailored specifically for graduate school preparation. And we offer a number of cooperative programs in which you spend three years at Cornell, followed by two years at one of our partner institutions to complete your program.

  • M Major
  • m Minor
  • P Pre-Professional Programs
  • C Cooperative Programs

Still deciding?

In many ways, undecided students are ideally situated to explore the advantages of the liberal arts education Cornell provides. You have a year and a half before you need to declare a major. And our Career Engagement Center can help you find new passions through a variety of internships, civic engagement opportunities, and road trips.

Individualized Majors

Your time at college is about learning what you need to shape your career and your future. At Cornell College, you have the option to create your own major, to make sure that your education takes you exactly where you want to go.

These are a few of the individualized majors that students have recently created for themselves under the guidance of their faculty advisors:

  • Archaeology
  • Medieval & Early Modern Studies
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Drama/Art Therapy
  • Women and International Public Policy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Anthropology and the Marketing of Multinationals
  • Sports Information
  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Integrative Physiology and Psychology
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness
  • Market Research
  • Grassroots Economics and Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations
  • Biomechanics
  • Persuasive Economics in the Community
  • Political Economy

One Course at a Time

Every Cornell course is a focused, flexible, 18-day learning adventure. If you learn best by doing, One Course At a Time will provide the perfect platform for your hands-on explorations, on campus and off.

Start strong

New Student Orientation, first-year seminar courses, first-year writing courses, and dedicated faculty advising get students off to a successful start.

Cornell professors will not only know your name, they’ll help shape your goals as advisors and mentors. Our teaching librarians will be by your side to nurture your writing, presentation, and research skills.

The Career Engagement Center will provide you with real-world opportunities, tools, and connections to prepare you for the future. And throughout campus you’ll discover staff eager to help you succeed.

Finish stronger

Ji Zhang '14

Economics & Business major
Member of the risk management team at AEGON International

"It was through the U.S. Economic and Business History course that I realized how much I could accomplish if I try hard enough."

Meet the Class of '14