- Computational Social Science
- Critical Data Studies
- Data Science
- Economics and Information
- Education Technology
- Ethics, Law and Policy
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Incentives and Computation
- Infrastructure Studies
- Interface Design and Ubiquitous Computing
- Natural Language Processing
- Network Science
- Social Computing and Computer-supported Cooperative Work
- Technology and Equity
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. Students interested in declaring the Information Science major should fill out the major declaration form and turn it in to 110H Gates Hall.
All potential majors are reviewed on a case-by-case basis relative to the following criteria:
- Completion of 4 courses: CS 1110, calculus or statistics, and two of the five core courses (INFO 2040, INFO 2450, INFO 1300, INFO 1200 and INFO 2950). 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.