Biology & Society Major Application

Fall 2019 Application to the Major, Due Monday, September 30

Note: Please be sure to upload a transcript below to complete application. Online form must be fully completed to be reviewed.

CALS students: The application requirement applies to both A&S and CALS students. While CALS students declare a major already during their freshman (or transfer) year, their continued study in the major is contingent upon submission of an application during the sophomore year. (In CALS terms, this is sometimes referred to as a Statement of Intent.) This is to ensure that all students meet the minimum requirements by the end of their sophomore year.

Questions? Contact: bsoc@cornell.edu 

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Course Checklist

I. Basic Courses
Biological Sciences (2 courses)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
College Calculus (1 course)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
General Chemistry (1-year sequence)
RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Course # and TitleGrade
II. Foundation Courses
Ethics (1 course)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
Biology Foundation - BREADTH (3 courses – each selected from 3 different subject areas listed below)
Subject Area*Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
Biology Foundation - DEPTH (1 course)
Subject Area*Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
Statistics (1 course)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take
III. Core Courses
Core Courses (select 1)
Course #*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
IV. THEME (5 courses forming a coherent theme)
Biology & Society Natural Sciences Issues/Biology Elective (2 courses)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective (2 courses)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take*
Senior Seminar (1 course taken junior or senior year)
Course # and Title*Credit Hours*Grade or Semester/Year Intending to Take