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Students Matriculated Prior to Fall 2015 – Admission to the Major

If you're interested in studying Information Science in CALS, please visit the CALS undergraduate admissions page for more information on how to apply. If you have specific questions about the major or you would like to arrange a campus visit, feel free to contact us.

All potential majors are reviewed on a case-by-case basis relative to the following criteria:

  • Completion of 4 core courses, one in each of the 4 core course areas (i.e. Math and Statistics, Human-Centered Systems, Information Systems, and Social Systems). Courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • A grade of C or better in each of the completed core courses with an overall average for these courses of 2.5 or better.

Note:

Courses used for the purpose of declaring the major may be repeated if the original course grade was below a C. The most recent grade will be used for all repeated courses. Qualifying courses must be taken at Cornell.

Changing majors within CALS or adding a second major

If you're a current CALS student, start taking courses to meet the criteria for admission to the Information Science major. Contact us to schedule an advising meeting. You do not need to fulfill all of the admission criteria beforehand.

Internal transfer from another college within Cornell

Non-CALS students who want to major in Information Science in CALS should refer to the CALS page on the Cornell University internal transfer process. The department contact person for Information Science is Ani Mercincavage.

Upon admission to CALS as an IS student, you must meet the criteria for admission within your first two semesters after transfer.

External transfer from an institution outside of Cornell

For information on how to apply as an external transfer student, please visit the CALS undergraduate admissions page. If you have specific questions about the major or you would like to arrange a campus visit, feel free to contact us.