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Guidelines for Application to Biology & Society Major

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Fall 2018 Deadline for Application: Friday, September 7

Candidates for admission to the Biology & Society Major must complete a sequence of Introductory Biology, or First Year Biology courses such as (BioG 1105-1106, or two of the following: BioEE 1610 or BioSM 1610; BioG 1440 or BioG 1445; BioMG 1350; BioEE 1780 or BioSM 1780. Students are not required to take BioG 1500, but may wish to for a lab experience. Applications may be submitted during the fall or spring semester of a student's sophomore year, after the student has completed the prerequisites. Sophomores in process of completing introductory biology may apply. They will be admitted provisionally, contingent upon satisfactory completion of this prerequisite.

The application process includes the following steps:

  1. A completed S&TS Online Application form consisting of: 
    •  personal and academic information
    •  your elected theme in the Major
    •  a tentative plan of courses that fulfill the Biology & Society requirements, including courses you have taken and those you plan to take.​
  2. A current transcript from Cornell University (and elsewhere if credits are being transferred). Go to http://transcript.cornell.edu/ to learn how to obtain a transcript. We accept E-Transcripts, or a copy can be provided to Stacey Stone in 303 Morrill Hall or emailed to sms252@cornell.edu

DEADLINE
Our fall ‘18 deadline for application to the Major is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. When a student is accepted into the Major, the student is assigned a Biology & Society faculty advisor who can assist with course planning. We will only consider students who have submitted complete applications. Applications of students who have not yet completed the biology prerequisites may be deferred until after receipt of a transcript containing grades earned in all prerequisite courses.

Further information may be obtained from:
Biology & Society Office:
303 Morrill Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Phone: 255-6047
Email: sms252@cornell.edu
Web: sts.cornell.edu

People to contact:
Prof. Rachel Prentice, Director of Undergraduate Studies (rep35)
Prof. Randy Wayne, Advising Coordinator for CALS (row1)
Stacey Stone, Undergraduate Coordinator (sms252)