Academics

Kent Fuchs

Office of the Provost

Maintaining and enhancing the university's excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and outreach.

Professor consulting with a student over papers

The university has been a leader in women's and minority rights since 1870, when Cornell was the only major university in the eastern United States to admit women.

Three students studying at a library table

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations' Catherwood Library has the foremost academic collection on the workplace in the United States.

Student holding up a piece of artwork and talking

Eighty-five percent of all campus art shows feature student work.

Student posing in front of mechanical lab equipment

About 800 (out of 4,300) students in the College of Arts and Sciences are engaged in undergraduate research or independent study.

Architecture professor examining a wood model

Professor John Zissovici explores how architectural ideas and production are influenced by digital imaging and computer simulation.

Student intently looking at a computer screen

Cornell has widespread access to computer labs and wireless connections to the Internet.


Undergraduate Minor Fields of Study

Cornell offers 70 minors to undergraduates, listed below. Students may pursue minors in any department in any college that offers them, subject to limitations placed by the department offering the minor or by the student's major.

Minors are controlled, tracked, and audited by the academic department or unit in which they are offered. Completed minors will appear on the student's official transcript.

MINOR COLLEGE/SCHOOL
Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering
Africana Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Agribusiness Management College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
American Indian Studies College of Arts and Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
Applied Economics College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Applied Exercise Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Human Ecology
Applied Mathematics College of Engineering
Archaeology College of Arts and Sciences
Architecture College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Asian American Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Astronomy College of Arts and Sciences
Atmospheric Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological Engineering College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Engineering
Biological Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
Biomedical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
Biometry and Statistics College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Business College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Business for Engineering Students College of Engineering
China and Asia-Pacific Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Civil Infrastructure College of Engineering
Classics College of Arts and Sciences
Climate Change College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cognitive Science College of Arts and Sciences
Communication College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
Computing in the Arts College of Arts and Sciences
Creative Writing College of Arts and Sciences
Crop Management College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dance College of Arts and Sciences
Design & Environmental Analysis College of Human Ecology
Development Sociology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
East Asia Program College of Arts and Sciences
English College of Arts and Sciences
Education College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering
Engineering Management College of Engineering
Engineering Statistics College of Engineering
Entomology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Environmental & Resource Economics College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Environmental Engineering College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Engineering
European Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Fiber Science College of Human Ecology
Film College of Arts and Sciences
Fine Arts College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Food Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
French Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Game Design College of Engineering
German Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Gerontology College of Human Ecology
Global Health College of Human Ecology
Globalization, Ethnicity & Development College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Health Policy College of Human Ecology
History College of Arts and Sciences
History of Art College of Arts and Sciences
Horticulture College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Human Biology
(Contact program director Prof. Jere Haas at jdh12@cornell.edu)
College of Arts and Sciences
Industrial Systems & Information Technology College of Engineering
Inequality Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Information Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
International Relations College of Arts and Sciences
International Development Studies College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
International Trade & Development College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Italian College of Arts and Sciences
Jewish Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Landscape Studies College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Latin American Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Latino Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Law and Regulation College of Human Ecology
Law and Society College of Arts and Sciences
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Linguistics College of Arts and Sciences
Marine Biology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences
Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering
Medieval Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Microbial Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Minority, Indigenous and Third World Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Music College of Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Near Eastern Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Nutrition & Health College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Operations Research & Management Science College of Engineering
Physics College of Arts and Sciences
Plant Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Policy Analysis and Management College of Human Ecology
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Real Estate School of Hotel Administration
Religious Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Science & Technology Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Science of Earth Systems College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
Science of Natural & Environmental Systems College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Soil Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
South Asia Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Southeast Asia Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Spanish College of Arts and Sciences
Sustainable Energy Systems College of Engineering
Theatre College of Arts and Sciences
University-Wide Business Minor College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Urban and Regional Studies College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Visual Studies College of Arts and Sciences
Viticulture and Enology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences