Cornell students playing violin in the orchestra in King Chapel.

From gen ed requirements to degree completion

In order to receive your bachelor's degree completion, you must complete your general education requirements in addition to the requirements for your major(s). View the academic catalogue for more information about general education requirements and degree requirements.

First-year Seminar

First-year seminar course typically only applies to transfer students who bring in fewer than seven Cornell course credits.

First-year Writing Course

Fine Arts Activities

1 course

Foreign Language (103 level)

  • 1-3 courses
  • Placement exam required to determine level


2 courses (from different departments)

Math Or Statistics

1 course


1 course

Social Science

1 course