Science & Research Cluster
Do you enjoy problem solving, and have a curiosity about the natural world?
Scientific research forms the foundation for advances in all major industries. There are numerous opportunities and settings for research in the sciences - such as laboratory, computational, field, and observational. Effective analytical skills, attention to detail, and independence are all important attributes for this career cluster.
- Molecular Geneticist
- Professor / Principal investigator
- Science Writer
- Synthetic Organic Chemist
- Environmental Scientist
- Field Biologist
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)
- Environmental Studies
- Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience concentration
The following are just a few courses that you might consider while exploring this career cluster. Please note that course numbers and titles are subject to change. Consult with your faculty advisor and the Course Catalog for current course information.
- Chemistry: CHE 121, 122, 205, 323
- Physics: PHY 121, 161, 162, 263, 265
- Biology: BIO 109, 141, 142, 205, 211
- Geology: GEO 111, 212, 214
- Environmental Studies: ENV 101, 201, 202
General information about off-campus study, travel abroad, passport applications, and affiliated and non-affiliated study abroad programs are available from the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Students may participate in multiple off-campus study opportunities during their career at Cornell. In order to be eligible to participate in any off-campus study at Cornell students must:
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (unless a higher grade point average is specified)
- be in good disciplinary standing with the College
- be in good financial standing with the College
- National Academy of Sciences
- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Physical Society (APS)
- Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
- Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
- American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
- Biotechnology Innovation Organization
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Geophysical Union (AGU)
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- American Academy of Forensic Science
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
- American Astronomical Society
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- National Science Foundation
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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