Undergraduate Opportunities


Got Research? CALS does! Join world-class research teams studying today’s most important and relevant topics for human health and well being in New York State, the nation, and the world. Experience the excitement of discovery as you push beyond the classroom to affect real change in the world. Every day, CALS students and faculty are making an impact: They are discovering ways to increase the nutritional value of food, fighting poverty through microfinance, and determining the effect of climate change on water quality. Check out some of the many undergraduate research opportunities at CALS!

Study Abroad

Want to receive a Cornell education while traveling the world? Each year, about 200 CALS undergraduates spend a semester or even a year studying abroad. CALS recognizes the unique educational and personal growth opportunities provided by immersion in different cultural and academic settings. Broaden your world view while studying biology in New Zealand; boost employment prospects while studying information science in Sweden; learn a new language or educational system while studying communication in France. The possibilities are nearly endless!

Career Development

Are you ready to upgrade your resume? Would you like to participate in on-the-job training through an internship? The CALS Career Development office works to ensure that undergraduate students are well prepared for the next step in life - an exciting and successful career - by connecting them with future employers and introducing them to the Cornell alumni network.


Want advice on required coursework and help with your matriculation through Cornell? CALS Student Services provides a one-stop resource for many services that will help you succeed as a CALS student. We are here to assist you with advising and academic resources, time and stress management, study abroad opportunities, academic record management, career exploration, connecting with the CALS community, and much more.