Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2023-24
    July 1, 2022 to June 1, 2023
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    September 1, 2023 to June 1, 2025

Cornell Affiliations:

Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of Academic Programs



- BEFORE filling out an application, carefully review individual Program Area requirements/deadlines

- Some program areas require students to begin the application process in their junior year

Specific questions concerning the research and the program should be directed to the respective honors department.

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, environment and sustainability, 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 should be directed to the appropriate program area chair.