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Biological Sciences Major

Biological sciences majors are enrolled in either the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences. Students can tailor their individual academic goals by selecting the college of enrollment, one of 14 biology concentrations, and specific courses to meet requirements. Learn more about Biological Sciences major requirements.

Biological Sciences Minor

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The minor in biological sciences is being discontinued effective fall 2021.  Students who matriculated to Cornell prior to August 2021 may still complete the minor.  Students with an interest in integrating the study of biological sciences into their undergraduate studies and who matriculate August 2021 or after are encouraged to meet with an OUB advisor to discuss curricular and co-curricular options to meet their interests and goals.   There are many options for students to gain breadth and/or depth in all aspects of biology and the advisors in the OUB are eager to work individually with students to create a meaningful experience. Biological Sciences minor requirements.


Prospective first year and transfer students who want to major in Biological Sciences at Cornell apply to either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more about admissions for prospective students.