Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity

The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education in Cornell's College of Arts & Sciences with cutting-edge programs and courses for undergraduates at Cornell Tech, Cornell's new  graduate campus in New York City on Roosevelt Island.

Milstein Program students answer questions about the program.

About the Program

The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity is for students who want to combine a superb liberal arts education in Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences with the cutting-edge programs at Cornell Tech in New York City. Milstein Program scholars understand the necessity of a diverse set of skills to tackle today’s most challenging issues. They might love studying Chaucer or capital markets, but they’re also fascinated with technology. The interdisciplinary learning experience of the Milstein Program helps students become innovative leaders across a broad spectrum of fields—leaders who are both tech-savvy and steeped in humanistic values.

Students in the Milstein Program will spend their academic years at the Ithaca campus, pursuing a broad and rigorous course of study in the liberal arts and sciences, and participating in all the opportunities and activities afforded to undergraduates at Cornell. For summer of 2021, first year students participate in a series of virtual seminars and practica on technology and second year students will spend eight weeks at Cornell Tech in New York City, with access to leading thinkers and practitioners in technology, industry and design, and all that the city offers. 

Visit the Milstein Program website for the latest details on information sessions and deadlines.


In Focus Speaker Series

The Milstein Program "In Focus" Speaker Series features industry leaders talking about the pivots and turns they have faced in their careers, the time between college and their first big breakthroughs, and the pathway that led to where they are now. 

Future You Speaker Series

The Milstein Program "Future You" Speaker Series features current Cornell students and alumni who have launched projects and careers at the nexus of technology and the humanities.

Suggested Courses

Scholars take two elective courses from among this approved list, including two Milstein Faculty Fellow seminars. These courses study the social, cultural, economic, environmental, physical and psychological impact of technology. 

  • Electives may be taken at any time during the Milstein Program
  • Students may petition to include other courses outside the approved list

Suggested Extracurriculars and Clubs

We encourage Milstein Program Scholars to participate in many extracurricular activities and clubs. This can often be where Milstein Program students will find projects they can join or adapt for their junior year projects. 

How to Apply

Students interested in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity have two opportunities to apply to the program;

Students interested in learning more about the program can always contact the Milstein Program office

Apply to the program - High school applicant

Apply to the program - Current freshman