Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2020-21
    June 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021


Sharon Loucks

Cornell Affiliations:

Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of Academic Programs


-->Information for 2020-2021 applications will be available in spring 2020.

Opportunity Description

The CALS Research Honors Program provides CALS students with a special opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to experience the research process. The Bachelor of Science degree with “distinction in research” is conferred upon those students who, in addition to having completed the requirements for the B.S. degree, have satisfactorily completed the honors program in their area of major interest and have been recommended for the degree by the honors committee.

Research may be performed in the following program areas: animal sciences, biological sciences, biology & society, entomology, environmental and sustainability sciences, information science, landscape studies, nutritional sciences, physical sciences, plant sciences, and social sciences. Students in any CALS major may be eligible to participate in any of these program areas. Each program area has its own requirements in addition to the college’s requirements. After reviewing the requirements of each program area, additional questions may be directed toward the appropriate program area chair.