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Applying for Admission

First year and transfer applications are processed through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Admissions Office.   

Prospective students who are interested in learning more about the Food Science undergraduate program are encouraged to visit us in Stocking Hall! Please contact Marin Cherry (mec345@cornell.edu) if you would like to arrange a Food Science-specific visit.  Prospective students are welcome to join us on campus to learn more about Food Science on any business day that the University is open.

Internal Transfers and Changing Majors

Students who are interested in internally transferring to CALS from another Cornell college (Engineering, Arts & Sciences, etc.) to the Food Science major may contact the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees (http://internaltransfer.cornell.edu/) for procedures, or Marin Cherry (mec345@cornell.edu) for Food Science-specific questions.

CALS students interested in changing their major to Food Science should contact Marin Cherry or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Gavin Sacks, to arrange a meeting to discuss his/her current curriculum and the feasibility of changing major by the end of fall semester in their sophomore year.

Both internal transfer applicants and CALS students interested in changing majors should be aware that acceptance to the major is not guaranteed. Students accepted into the major should have two semesters of Chemistry and two semesters of Biology prior to the end of their freshman year.