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College Scholar

As a college scholar major, you’ll design your own interdisciplinary major and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major. You’ll be able to pursue a particular type of problem, issue or singular aspect of a larger field on which you can focus. That "crux" may be multidisciplinary in its nature or narrow within its discipline: you can explore subjects with a broader integration of related disciplines than most students would attempt, develop a narrow aspect of an interdisciplinary field or pursue a subject in which you are unusually advanced.

Sample Courses

  • Take your pick

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. 
"Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school.
If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 graduates reported being Employed and Attending Graduate School at similar rates.

84% of the Class of 2014-2018 College Scholar graduates completed the survey. n = 43

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Government
  • Technology
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications/Media
  • Hospitality
  • Human Healthcare Services

Where 2014-2018 College Scholar Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Athenahealth UX Design Associate
Boeing Systems Engineer
Chinatown Service Center Mandarin Interpreter/Health Advocate
Civic Ensemble Artist
Columbia University Medical Center Brain Imaging Research Team
Consumer Reports Policy Research Assistant
Cornell University Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Deloitte Consulting Analyst
Eaton Corporation Equity Research Associate
Elite Scholars of China Executive Assistant
Epic Systems Server Systems Engineer
IBM Data Scientist
Mei Mei Owner/Chef
Northeastern University Resercg Assistant
Teach for America Teacher (2)
United States Army MEDEVC Pilot
United States Attorney's Office Paralegal
United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant
UC at San Francisco Staff Research Associate
Venture for America Fellow

 

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law
  • Anthropology
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Classics
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Bio
  • Film & Video Studies
  • History of Science
  • Latin American History
  • Medicine
  • Art Conservation & Art History
  • Linguistics

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD
  • MA
  • MD
  • MPhil
  • MS

Where 2014-2018 College Scholar Graduates Study

  • Cornell University
  • Durham University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California-Santa Cruz
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Georgia
  • University of London
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University