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Professional Programs

Degree Programs in Combination with Professional Schools

Students who can obtain admission to a professional school at the end of their junior
year may petition the Academic Standing Committee to permit them to transfer up to
eight course credits from the professional school to complete their Cornell degree.
Admission to the professional school is not guaranteed by Cornell but is subject in all
cases to the university's acceptance of the student. Students normally apply on their own
to the professional school of their choice (subject to the approval of the program by
Cornell's Academic Standing Committee) or they may select one of the programs
described below with which Cornell is formally affiliated. All such programs permit
students to reduce by at least one year the time required to earn their first professional


Before beginning the professional program, the student must complete 24 course credits
(of which at least 16 must be Block credits earned at Cornell) with a cumulative Cornell
grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Candidates for the B.A. degree must also complete
each of the following prior to matriculation to the professional program: First-year
Program, Distribution Requirements. B.A. candidates must also complete a major. With
departmental approval, B.A. candidates may complete their Cornell major at the

professional school.

Cornell permits students to receive their Cornell degree at the end of their first year in
professional school if they (1) notify the Cornell Registrar by March 1 of their desire to be
graduated at the end of that academic year, and (2) provide the Cornell Registrar by the
Thursday before Commencement with proof that they have successfully completed the
requisite number of transferable credits, satisfied the requirements for their Cornell
major, and are eligible to return to the professional school for the following year. Only
courses graded C or higher are transferable.

Cornell currently has arrangements in these professional fields: environmental
management, forestry, law, medical technology, and dentistry. For specific information
and forms consult the program advisor or the Registrar.

Combined Degrees Program in Forestry and Environmental

Cornell students in this Three-Two Program earn a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell
College and a master's degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in
either Forestry (M.F.) or Environmental Management (M.E.M.) after completing three
years of study at Cornell and a minimum of two years of graduate work at Duke.
Students should select a major in the natural or social sciences, economics and business,
or environmental studies, and include courses in botany, calculus, statistics, and
economics. Candidates for this program must also satisfy the requirements set forth

above under "Degree Programs in Combination with Professional Schools."

The Master of Forestry degree program concentrates on forest and associated resources,
including woodlands, water, wildlife, and recreation, and their management from an
ecological and economic point of view. Graduates are qualified for employment as

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