Let curiosity be your guide.

Live, study and grow at the nexus of discovery and impact.

Jacqueline Allen

A home for exploration and discovery

Our research activities and academic programs are remarkably broad, but they share one characteristic: all are curiosity-driven. Exploring the unknown is central to our mission to be the nexus of discovery and impact.

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Leonardo Medrano Sandonas of the University of Luxembourg; background image by rawpixel.com on Freepik Graphical depiction of the rational molecular design process, which involves a “needle-in-a-haystack” search for molecules with a desired set of properties

New research introduces ‘freedom of design’ for molecules

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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Laurie Anderson

Artist Laurie Anderson visits campus Sept. 26-27

Arts Unplugged
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Majors to choose in A&S. Design your education.

Carl Wieman

Courses offered in A&S of 4000 courses at Cornell.

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David Folkenflik named 2023-24 A&S Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Distinguished Visiting Journalist
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students in A&S, each with an extraordinary journey to tell.

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John Munson/Cornell University Brenda Schertz teaches her students American Sign Language as well as deaf history, education and cultural norms.

New ASL minor, events expand opportunities for students on campus

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A&S alumni in our network. Go Big Red!

A&S Academic Diversity

Uncommon academic diversity abounds here

The innovative undergraduate curriculum at A&S has distribution requirements that range from global citizenship to physical sciences to ethics and the mind. Classes build upon each other and cross the boundaries of traditional academic fields. Extensive work occurs outside of your major and minors, and there are no required core courses. Work closely with inspiring faculty to develop the hallmark skills of a liberal arts and sciences education – the ability to read critically, write persuasively and think broadly.

Beyond Majors & Minors

Research and Scholarship

Research, scholarship and creative works to understand humanity and the cosmos

Curiosity is the driver for research in A&S. From the dendrochronology lab where archaeologists analyze tree-ring growth to understand climate change to the linguistics department where students created a new language for a Captain Marvel movie, our students and faculty take full advantage of all that our world-class research university encompasses.

With opportunities spanning the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, research here takes place in laboratories, museums, field sites, libraries, hospitals, greenhouses, performance spaces and archives.

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Public Engagement

Engaging our community and our world

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