Biology & Society Major Application

Spring 2020 Application to the Major, Due Sunday, Feburary 16

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 

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Course Checklist

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