Cornell's program in Environment and Sustainability (E&S) is guided by a single principle: understanding and resolving environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach. This cross-college program supports the Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (ESS) undergraduate major available in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. The ESS major provides environmental science and environmental studies curricula under one umbrella in two Cornell colleges.
ESS offers students breadth and depth in a wide range of courses pertaining to the environment and sustainability. All students complete a set of foundation courses (Core Curriculum), after which students tailor their upper-division courses by selecting one of six concentrations. Enough flexibility remains for students to study abroad, engage in research or pursue other opportunities offered by Cornell.