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Majors & Minors

Design your education

With 40 majors, 59 minors and more than 40 foreign languages, The College offers uncommon academic diversity. Since 2/3 of your curriculum is taken outside of your major, you will have the opportunity to explore many interests and design your own path of study. As a student in the College of Arts & Sciences, you also have access to another 63 minors in Cornell’s other colleges, with a few limitations.

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Africana Studies

As an Africana studies major, you’ll have the chance to explore the centrality of Africa and the African Diaspora to the modern world and previous eras in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, international relations, cultural studies, music, and the visual arts.

Sample Courses

  • Black Queer Studies
  • Africa, Humanitarianism, and Postcolonial Sensibilities
  • Women in Hip Hop
  • The African Diaspora: Theories and Texts

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

Approximately 3/4 of 2014-2018 Africana Studies graduates reported being Employed 

67% of the Class of 2014-2018 Africana Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 12

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Communications/Media
  • Law
  • Technology
  • Education

Where 2014-2018 Africana Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Cascade AIDS Project Community Engagement Intern
Comcast/NBCUniversal Ad Sales Associate
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Special Advisor to the Board Chair
GoButler Operations Associate
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Physician Office Assistant
Mills & Edwards, LLP Paralegal
Oracle Corporation Associate Sales Representative
Project Holeta Research Assistant
Teach for America Teacher

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Africana Studies

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA

Where 2014-2018 Africana Studies Graduates Study

  • Syracuse University

American Studies

In American Studies, you’ll embark on an interdisciplinary study of the themes, trends and patterns that characterize the American past and present. You’ll use multiple perspectives and methodologies, learn to synthesize knowledge and develop the critical thinking skills needed for rigorous, complex analysis. American Studies majors have the flexibility to define their own area of concentration, such as visual studies, cultural studies, race and ethnicity, legal and constitutional studies, the American environment, American capitalism or class and social structure.

Sample Courses

  • American Capitalism
  • Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to the Present
  • Photography and the American Dream
  • U.S. Immigration Narratives

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 3/4 of 2014-2018 American Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

59% of the Class of 2014-2018 American Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 35

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Communications/Media
  • Technology
  • Law
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Human Healthcare Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality

Where 2014-2018 American Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Bloomingdale's Omni Junior Merchant
Burger King Corporation Leadership Development Trainee
Catholic Charities Universal Pre-K Teacher Assistant
Citi Cards Analyst
Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
Dermatology STL Doctor's Assistant
Firstline Schools Communication Fellow
IBM

Client Relationship Representative

ideas42 Associate
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Physician's Office Assistant
Motus LLC Analyst
Mount Sinai Hospital Press Office Intern
Ogilvy & Mather Associate Training Program
Paul Weiss Litigation Paralegal
Politics and PRose Bookseller
Roundabour Theatre Company Management Apprentice
Shore Fire Media Publicity Coordinator
Stetson Powell Orthopedics Pre-Med Intern
Teach for America Teacher (2)
TransPerfect Project Coordinator
Yelp Associate Account Executive

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law
  • Chicana/o Studies

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD

Where 2014-2018 American Studies Graduates Study

  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California-Los Angeles

Anthropology

As an anthropology major, you’ll study the complex social and cultural relationships that define human communities and learn how to conduct engaged, collaborative, field-based research. You’ll be able to investigate topics ranging from identity politics and globalization to the origins of agriculture and the rise of empires. The settings you’ll explore can take you from the lowland rain forest of ancient Mesoamerica to the mountains of the Himalayas, from prisons in Latin America to a synagogue on New York City’s Lower East Side, from medical research centers in Tanzania to the colonial era Finger Lakes. 

Sample Courses

  • Medicine, Culture and Society
  • The Rise and Fall of "Civilization"
  • Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues
  • Myth, Ritual and Symbol

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

2014-2018 Anthropology graduates reported being Employed and Attending Graduate School at similar rates, approximately 3/4 of graduates.

63% of the Class of 2014-2018 anthropology graduates completed the survey. n = 39

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Education
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Law
  • Human Healthcare Services
  • Communications/Media
  • Technology
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Insurance
  • Government

Where 2014-2018 Anthropology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Beveridge & Diamond, PC Assistant Paralegal
Cayuga Medical Center Medical Scribe
Deloitte Consulting Business Analyst (2)
Hawaii Home & Remodeling Magazine Digital Editor
IBM UX Designer
McDermott, Will, & Emery LLP Paralegal
Muss Family Dentistry Dental Assistant
Office of District Attorney of NY County Paralegal/Trial Preparation Assistant
Progressive Casualty Insurance Claims Adjuster Associate
RTI International Public Health Analyst
SNBL USA Veterinary Technician
Teach for America Teacher (2)
US Green Building Council Design Consultant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • History of Art
  • Medicine
  • Linguistics

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD
  • MA
  • Certification/License
  • Mater en Droit
  • MSN
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Where 2014-2018 Anthropology Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • New York University
  • Paris Institute of Political Studies
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Tulane University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Arabic

The undergraduate minor in Arabic is intended for Cornell students who wish to broaden and deepen their competence in the Arabic language and knowledge of Arab culture. Such linguistic competence and knowledge have helped Cornell students in the past obtain positions in government agencies and think tanks and to enroll in the most competitive Arabic programs in this country.

Archaeology

As an archaeology major, you’ll benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to a broad range of cultures, with courses in classical archaeology and art, Near Eastern studies, and the archaeology of Eurasia, the Americas and Africa. You’ll gain hands-on experience through lab-based courses in zooarchaeology, ceramics, dendrochronology and in the material cultures of Native Americans and Euro-Americans, and will have opportunities for fieldwork both in the U.S. and abroad. The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) is one of the leading archaeology groupings in the U.S. and offers one of the few majors in archaeology in the country.

Sample Courses

  • Archaeology of North American Indians
  • Art and Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean World
  • Drinking Through the Ages: Intoxicating Beverages in Near Eastern and World History
  • Across the Seas: Contacts Between the Americas and the Old World before Columbus

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

All 2014-2018 Archaeology graduates reported either being Employed or Attending Graduate School.

50% of the Class of 2014-2018 Archaeology graduates completed the survey. n = 8

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Government
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Retail

Where 2014-2018 Archaeology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Solo Rugs Client Services Specialist
 United States Forest Service   Archaeological Technician (GS-04) 
Yachad Joel Daner Yachad Fellowship

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Archaeology
  • History of Art & Archaeology

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • PhD
  • MSt

Where 2014-2018 Archaeology Graduates Study

  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Oxford

Asian American Studies

With a minor in Asian American studies, you’ll examine the histories and experiences, identities, social and community formations, politics and contemporary concerns of people of Asian ancestry in the U.S. and other parts of the Americas.

Asian Studies

As an Asian studies major, you will learn about the languages and literatures, religions, societies and cultures of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, with courses in most of the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities.

Sample Courses

  • Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture
  • Islam in Asia
  • Indian Meditational Texts
  • Vietnamese History

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 3/4 of 2014-2018 Asian Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

57% of the Class of 2014-2018 Asian Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 35

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Communications/Media
  • Law
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Government
  • Hospitality

Where 2014-2018 Asian Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
21c Media Group Digital Coordinator
Ab Initio Field Consultant
Atlantic Media Editorial Fellow
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity Research Analyst
Broadway Technology Software Developer
Burger King Corporation Analyst
Central Bank of Malaysia Associate Analyst
Cushman & Wakefield

Professional Real Estate Program Associate

Elite Scholars of China Education Consultant
Epic Systems Technical Services
EY Consultant
Goldman Sachs Investment banking Analyst
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Associate
Hauser & Wirth Administrative Intern
ICBC Asia Asset and Liability Department Trainee
Intertrust Resources Management Limited Internship Trainee
LINE Service Planning Manager
Sidley Austin LLP Legal Assistant
Sotheby's Sotheby's Traineeship
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Patent Clerk
Teach for China Fellow (2)

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Government
  • Industrial & Labor Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Counseling Psychology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Management

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MS
  • PhD
  • JD

Where 2014-2018 Asian Studies Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • HEC Paris
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wake Forest University

Astrobiology

Our Astrobiology minor is designed so that to educate students interdisciplinary, covering a variety of scientific disciplines, which will contribute to their general understanding of the search for life in the universe, the origin of life on Earth, the evolution of life on Earth, possible life in the Solar System and on Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The goal of this minor is to develop students' critical thinking, literacy in astrobiology so that they can critically evaluate news and claims related to this interdisciplinary field.

Astronomy

As an astronomy major, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the nature of the universe, with thorough preparation in physics and mathematics. Like nearly all majors, there are opportunities to engage in research projects in your junior and senior years — faculty and students have played major roles in space exploration, including a heavy involvement in NASA missions such as the Mars Rovers.

Sample Courses

  • From New Worlds to Black Holes
  • Planets, Exoplanets and the Origin of Life
  • Galaxies Across Cosmic Time
  • Physics of Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

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 3/4 of 2014-2018 graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

73% of the Class of 2014-2018 Astronomy graduates completed the survey. n = 8

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 Astronomy Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Ingenicomm, Inc Software Engineer
MRV Systems Software Engineer
 Raritan Valley Community College   Planetarium Associate/Technician 

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astrophysics
  • Science Journalism

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • MEng
  • MS

Where 2014-2018 Astronomy Graduates Study

  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University

Astronomy Data Science

Research in astronomy is making rapidly increasing use of analysis methods that draw from developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning with a strong basis in Bayesian statistics. The overarching questions raised in astronomical science are attractive to students from a wide range of disciplines and can provide the motivation for learning the fundamentals of data science as they are applied to the astronomical domain.

Researchers in the Astronomy Department are involved with specific projects involving large empirical and simulation data sets: spacecraft imaging data from solar system missions, spacecraft survey data for exoplanets, sky surveys at radio, infrared, and optical wavelengths, data sets from gravitational wave detectors, and cosmological simulations of large scale structure in the universe. These data sets will provide attractive contexts for learning and applying modern analysis methods.

Biological Sciences

As a biological sciences major, you’ll have novel opportunities to jump into engaging research projects. With more than 300 faculty, our undergraduate program, jointly run by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of the most highly regarded in the country. You can choose a concentration from multiple areas, including animal physiology; biochemistry; computational biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; general biology; genetics, genomics and development; human nutrition; insect biology; marine biology; microbiology; molecular and cell biology; neurobiology and behavior (neuroscience); plant biology; and systematics and biotic diversity.

Sample Courses

  • Human Microbes and Health
  • Marine Ecosystem Sustainability
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Stem Cell Biology

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

50%   Employed
34%   Attending Grad School
8%     Seeking Employment
8%     Other

National Institutes of Health was the top employer of 2018 Biological Sciences Graduates.

84% of the Class of 2014-2018 Biological Sciences graduates completed the survey. n = 118

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Health and Human Services (39%)
  • Education (15%)
  • Government (10%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (10%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (7%), Technology (7%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (5%)

Where 2018 Biological Sciences Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Accurate Neuromonitoring Neurophysiological Technologist
AKRF Inc Water Resources Engineer
Baruch Blumberg Institute Research Assistant
Boston Children's Hospital Research Assistant
Cayuga Medical Center Medical Scribe
Children's hospital of Philadelphia Research Technician
CityMD Medical Scribe (2)
Collective Health Operations Associate
Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. Lidar Data Processor
Cornell University Lab Manager
Lab Technician
CVS Health Strategy Analyst
Dr. Muller Medical Intern
Foundation MEdicine, Inc. Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst
Generation Next Fertility Medical Scribe/Clinical Assistant
Google Legal Assistant
Harvard Medical School Researcher
Harvard University Research Assistant
Hospital for Special Surgery Research Assistant
Research Technician
Hycor Biomedical Research Assistant
Independence 360 Activity Coordinator
InterSystems Technical Career Development Program
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Scribe
Kuchnir Dermatology Dermatological Assistant
Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator
MOKA Analytics Software Engineer
  Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research   Research Support Specialist
National Institutes of Health

Research Assistant (2)
Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
  Postbaccalaureate IRTA Research Assistant  

NYU Langone Medical Center Project/Clinical Research Assistant
OrthoBethesda Medical Assistant
Sagaponack Medical PC Medical Assistant
ScribeAmerica Medical Scribe (3)
SNBL USA Verterinary Technician
Spanish Government Auxiliar de Conversacion
Steadman Philippon Research Institute Research Assistant
Teach for America Teacher (2)
Corps Member
UC - Sanf Fancisco Staff Research Associate
Weill Cornell Medicine Research Technician (4)
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights Case Support Specialist
Zitter Health Insights Research Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Medicine (41%)
  • Biological Sciences (7%)
  • Dentistry (5%)
  • Microbiology (5%)
  • Public Health (5%)
  • Architecture (2%), Biomathematics (2%), Business in Medicine (2%), Chemical Engineering (2%), Genetics (2%), Law (2%), Physician Assistant (2%), Ecology & Evolutionary Bio (2%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MD   (39%)
  • PhD  (29%)
  • MA    (5%)
  • MPH (5%)
  • MS   (5%)
  • DDS (2%), DMD (2%), JD (2%), MPhil (2%)

Where 2018 Biological Sciences Graduates Study

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Brown University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • New York Medical College
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pace University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Seton Hall University
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • The University of Texas Southwestern
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Biology & Society

The Biology & Society major is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to combine the study of the biological sciences with courses that explore the social and ethical aspects of modern biology. In addition to gaining a foundation in biology, students in the major acquire background in the social dimensions of modern biology and in the biological dimensions of contemporary social issues. The major is open to students in two colleges: Arts & Sciences and Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The major is suitable for students seeking careers in law, medicine, public health, public policy, business, research and academia.

Sample Courses

  • Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine
  • Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • Ethics and Environment
  • Plagues and People

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

54%   Employed
25%   Attending Grad School
8%     Seeking Employment
12%     Other

64% of the Class of 2014-2018 Biology & Society graduates completed the survey. n = 118

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Health and Human Services (23%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (23%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (17%)
  • Education (16%)
  • Government (5%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (3%), Communications & Media (3%), Law (3%), Manufacturing (3%), Business - Other (3%), Insurance (3%), Technology (3%)

Where 2014-2018 Biology & Society Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Act Blue Marketing Assistant
Advisory Board Company Analyst
Alternative Behavior Strategies Behavioral Interventionist
Avalere Health Associate
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Institutional Giving Associate
Center for Disease Control & Prevention Research Fellow
City of Hope National Medical Center Research Associate
CityYear Americorps Memeber
Team Member
CityMD Medical Scribe
Collective Health Member Advocate
Operations Associate
Columbia University Medical Center Medical Assistant
Compass Professional Health Services Associate Health Professional
Cornell University Educational Outreach Assistant
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Data Specialist
Research Asssitant
Deloitte Consulting Strategy Consulting Analyst
Emergency Medical Associates Clinical Information Manager
FCBHealth Assistant Account Executive
GoButler Operations Associate
Hospital for Sick Children Research Associate
Hospital for Special Surgery Research Assistant
Imagen Technologies Clinical Operations Associate
Ipsos Research Analyst
Labella Associates Environmental Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator (2)
Mathematica Policy Research Program Associate
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Session Assistant I
Care Coordinator

Mount Sinai Medical Center Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Assistant
Navigant Consulting Strategic Healthcare Consultant
  NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services   NYC Urban Fellow
NYU Langone Medical Center Clinical Research Coordinator (2)
Northwestern University Research Assistant
NYC Service City Service Corps Member
Partners Healthcare Associate Application Coordinator
Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer
Putnam Associates Associate Consultant (2)
Sitka Performing Arts Center Program Coordinator
Student Conservation Association Conservation Corps Member
Teach for America Grade 11 Biology Teacher
Tisch MS Research Center of New York Research Scholar
United Nations Foundation Intern
University of Michigan Research Assistant
University of Minnesota Research Technician
Urban Health Plan, Inc. Health Educator
Weill Cornell Medicine Research Assistant
Research Technician
Wilkie Farr & Gallagher Conflicts Analyst
World Vision   Child Development & Protection Intern  

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Medicine (28%)
  • Law (14%)
  • Hosp & Health Services (10%)
  • Public Health (10%)
  • International Nutrition (7%)
  • Nursing (7%)
  • Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology (3%), Biology (3%), Biomedical Engineering (3%), Epidemiology (3%), General Studies (3%), Genetic Counseling (3%), Healthcare Administration (3%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MD (21%)
  • MS (18%)
  • JD (14%)
  • MPH (14%)
  • MHA (7%)
  • DO (4%), MEng (4%), MGC (4%), MSN (4%), PhD  (4%), Post-Bacc (4%), Certification/License (4%) 

Where 2014-2018 Biology & Society Graduatess Study

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Arizona State University At The Tempe Campus
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • George Washington University
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine
  • New York University
  • Sackler School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate Medical College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Chemistry & Chemical Biology

As a chemistry and chemical biology major, you’ll learn logical thinking and creative problem solving and can either dive deep following a traditional curriculum or pursue a flexible program that may be ideal for those with alternative career goals. The department’s research areas include inorganic, materials, organic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as chemical biology.

Sample Courses

  • Entrepreneurship in Chemical Enterprise
  • Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
  • Information Literacy for the Physical Scientist
  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Combinatorial Chemistry

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

42%   Employed
50%   Attending Grad School
4%     Seeking Employment
4%     Other

67% of the Class of 2014-2018 Chemistry & Chemical Biology graduates completed the survey. n = 242

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education (26%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (12%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (12%)
  • Government (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health and Human Services (9%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (7%)
  • Law (4%)
  • Agriculture (3%), 
  • Business - Other (3%)
  • Communications & Media (1%), Financial Services (1%), Technology (1%)

Where 2014-2018 Chemistry & Chemical Biology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Temporary Chemist
AmeriCorps VISTA Opioid Addiction Response Specialist
Amneal Pharmaceuticals Quality Control Specialist
Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Junior Apprentice Researcher
Beyond Meat Food Technologist
Boston Children's Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator
Bringham & Women's Hospital Clinical Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Broad Institute Research Assistant
Central California Intellectual Property Group Legal Assistant
City of Austin Health & Human Services Department Communicable Disease Program Coordinator
City Year Legal Administration Assistant
Colegio Rosa-bell Teacher
College Achieve Central Charter Schools Middle School Science Teacher
Columbia University Clinical Research Coordinator
Dean and Company Analyst
Delbarton School Math and Science Teacher
Deloitte Consulting Business Analyst
Duke Clinical Research Institute Research Assistant
E&J Gallo Winery Chemistry Intern
Epic Systems Technical Problem Solver
Exeter Group, Inc. Consultant
EY Business Advisory Consultant
GlaxoSmithKline Associate Scientist
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Harvest Lab Enologist
Healthcare Legal Solutions LLC Paralegal
Hospital for Special Surgery

Research Assistant

Hycor Biomedical Research Associate
Lancaster Rehabilitation Center Certified Nursing Assistant
LANXESS Solutions US Urethanes Lab Technician
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Research Support Associate
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Technician
Research Study Associate
Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Associate
Mount Sinai Medical Center Research Assistant
Associate Researcher
National Institutes of Health PREP Program Participant
Post-baccalaureate IRTA Research Fellow
Post-baccalaureate IRTA Trainee
Research Assistant
Phillips 66 Lab Technician
Procter & Gamble Researcher
Product Safety Labs Analytical Chemist
Reckitt Benckiser R&D Future Leaders Program Associate
Rockefeller University Research Assistant (2)
SellUP Data Analyst
Shell Refinery Process Chemist
Teach for America Teacher
Ultra Tab Laboratories Chemist
Underwriters Laboratories LLC Chemist
United States Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering Officer
United States Department of Agriculture Dairy Scientist
University of California at San Francisco Research/Project Assistant
University of Michigan Lab Technician
Weill Cornell Medicine Research Technician (4)
Yale Orthopedics Clinical Research Fellow
ZS Associates Consultant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology (43%)
  • Medicine (20%)
  • Biomedical Engineering (6%)
  • Materials Science Engineering (4%)
  • Pharmacology (4%)
  • Dentistry (2%), Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology (2%)
  • Art Conservation & Art History (1%), Chemical Engineering (1%), Law (1%), Nutrition (1%), Plant Biology (1%), Public Health (1%), Public Policy (1%), Molecular & Cell Bio (1%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MD (21%)
  • MS (18%)
  • JD (14%)
  • MPH (14%)
  • MHA (7%)
  • DO (4%), MEng (4%), MGC (4%), MSN (4%), PhD (4%), Post-Bacc (4%), Certification/License (4%)

Where 2014-2018 Chemistry & Chemical Biology Graduates Study

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University In The City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gerstner Sloan-Kettering School of Biomed. Sci.
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Medical Dosimetry
  • Rutgers University
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Stanford University
  • Suny Downstate Medical College
  • Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-San Francisco
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado At Boulder
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Massachusetts-Worcester
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Washington University In St Louis
  • Weill Cornell School of Medicine
  • Yale University

China & Asia-Pacific Studies

As a China and Asia-Pacific studies (CAPS) major, you’ll be trained as a future leader, equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in U.S.-China relations. With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of internships in Washington, D.C. and Beijing respectively, you’ll be part of a new, ambitious program with unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.

Sample Courses

  • China Under Revolution and Reform
  • China's Changing Politics, Economy and Society
  • Chinese Perspectives on Global Affairs
  • U.S.-China Relations

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 China Asia-Pacific Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 China Asia-Pacific Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 24

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Business - Other

Where 2014-2018 CAPS Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Advisory Board Company Research Associate
Albright Stonebridge Group Associate
Ashinaga Tokyo Princeton in Asia Fellow
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Analyst
Bipartisan Policy Center Communications Assistant
Cornell University Admissions Counselor
Davis Polk & Wardwell Corporate Legal Consultant
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
HSBC Investment Banking Analyst
Intertrust Resources Management Limited Internship Trainee
KnowledgeLink International Program Manager
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Scholar
New York City Government Program Coordinator
Shihezi University Princeton in Asia Fellow
United States Department of Defense Analyst Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • East Asian Studies
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Music
  • Statistics

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MS
  • JD
  • MPS

Where 2014-2018 CAPS Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University

Classical Civilization

With a minor in classical civilization, you’ll uncover the mysteries of ancient Greece and Rome. You’ll have the choice of any six classics courses (above 1000-level), which chart a coherent path through our offerings in ancient literature (in translation), history, philosophy, art history and archaeology. This minor does not include a language requirement.

Classics

As a Classics major, you can immerse yourself in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome through four different tracks (Classics, Greek, Latin, Classical Civilization) taking programs in ancient languages, literature, history, archaeology, history of art, science, linguistics and philosophy. Classics majors work closely with individual professors in their areas of expertise, often in small classes, and have many opportunities for independent research and travel. The rigorous analytical training characteristic of a Classics degree helps to develop skills that are valued in a wide variety of careers, as well as giving students a firm foundation for understanding the history of Western culture.

With a minor in classics, you’ll conduct your own odyssey through the ancient Mediterranean world by taking any five coherent classics courses (above 1000-level) from one of four different tracks, acquiring proficiency in either Greek or Latin along the way:

  • Classical literature
  • Ancient history (with emphasis on either Greek or Roman)
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Classical art and archaeology

Sample Courses

  • Greek Mythology
  • Introduction to Ancient Medicine
  • Magic and Witchcraft in the Greco-Roman World
  • Theater, Sport and Spectacle

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 Classics graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority Attending Graduate School.

79% of the Class of 2014-2018 Classics graduates completed the survey. n = 26

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 Classics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Analysis Group Analyst
Epic Systems Server Systems Engineer
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Fund Team Member
MedCap Funds Intern Analyst
New York City Department of Education Mixed Methods Research Consultant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Education
  • English/American Studies
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Theology

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD
  • MA
  • MD

Where 2014-2018 Classics Study

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University

Cognitive Science

With a minor in cognitive science, you’ll study disciplines concerned with the fundamental capacities of the mind, such as perception, memory, reasoning, language, the organization of motor action and their neural correlates. This interdisciplinary study encompasses departments in the College of Arts & Sciences such as computer science, economics, linguistics, mathematics, neurobiology and behavior, philosophy, psychology and sociology; disciplines in the colleges of Engineering, Human Ecology and Agriculture and Life Sciences; and the Information Science Program and Johnson Graduate School of Management.

College Scholar

The College Scholar Program represents the pinnacle of the liberal arts experience at Cornell. The program is focused on a small group of stellar students whose interests transcend disciplinary boundaries. These students have demonstrated exceptional promise and maturity to plan and carry out a well-designed individualized program of study and research. Students design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest, and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major. College Scholars explore subjects with a broader integration of related disciplines than most students would attempt. They pursue their subjects using advanced, often graduate-level, techniques. As a capstone to their studies, all Scholars undertake an independent senior project, usually culminating in an honors thesis. It is a unique opportunity within the College of Arts & Sciences for engagement and learning, in the classroom and beyond.

Sample Courses

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. 
"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.

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 Research 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

Where 2014-2018 College Scholar graduates study

  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Yale University

Comparative Literature

As a comparative literature major, you’ll gain a critical and historical perspective on world literature and cultures, with the choice of two tracks. If you want to emphasize literature in your course work, take the comparative literary studies track; if you’re interested in studying literature and theory by integrating rigorous work in film, video or other arts and media, take the literary, visual and media studies track. The major’s broad range of courses provides a critical and historical perspective on world literature and cultures.

Sample Courses

  • Narratives of Travel, Migration and Exile
  • The Tragic Theater
  • Martial Arts Film and Literature: Globalization from the East
  • Thinking Surrealisms

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

Nearly 3/4 of 2014-2018 Comparative Literature graduates reported being Employed and Attending Graduate School at similar rates.

56% of the Class of 2014-2018 Comparative Literature graduates completed the survey. n = 24

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Financial Services
  • Communications/Media
  • Agriculture

Where 2014-2018 Comparative Literature Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
BTIG Associate, Capital Introduction
Civitella Ranieri Intern
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard Harvest Lab Enologist
Institute of Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow
Lycee Jean Baptiste Say English Teaching Assistant
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Coordinator
Yelp Account Executive

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Hebrew & Jewish Studies
  • Design Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Latin American History
  • Theatre Arts
  • Law
  • Peace & Conflict Studies

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • MS
  • MLitt
  • MPhil
  • MA
  • JD

Where 2014-2018 Comparative Literature Graduates Study

  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Parsons at The New School
  • Universitat Heidelberg
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of London
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Andrews

Computer Science

As a computer science major, you’ll learn algorithmic ways of thinking and study the elements of computing and information technology such as system design, problem specification, programming, and the modeling, analysis and evaluation of complex systems. You’ll also learn the many applications of computing in science, engineering and business, and have the opportunity to take classes and do research in such areas as artificial intelligence, robotics, computational logic, computer architecture, computer graphics, computer vision, computing systems, databases and digital libraries, machine learning, natural language processing, networks, programming languages and compilation, scientific computing, security and theory of computation.

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Topics in Computer Game Architecture
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Algorithmic Game Theory

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

66%   Employed
33%   Attending Grad School
1%    Seeking Employment

Google and Goldman Sachs were the top employers of 2018 Computer Science Graduates.

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Technology (63%)
  • Financial Services (18%)
  • Retail (7%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (2%), Communications/Media (2%), Education (2%), Nonprofit Organization (2%), Other (2%)

Where 2018 Computer Science Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Ab Initio Field Consultant
Academica.edu Software Engineer
Amazon Software Engineer
Software Development Engineer
Apple Software Engineer
Atlassian Software Engineer
Blackstone Software Engineer (2)
Bloomberg Software Engineer
Broadway Technology Software Consultant
Client Services Engineer
Craftsman Plus Software Engineer
  Decisive Analytics Corporation   Machine Learning Software Engineer
Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Analyst
Eldridge Investments Associate
Epic Systems Software Engineer
Facebook Software Engineer (3)
Figma Software Engineer
Goldman Sachs Analyst (2)
Technology Analyst (2)
Google Software Engineer (4)
Technical Program Manager
IBM Software Developer (2)
InterSystems   Technical Career Development Program  
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIB Credit Risk Analyst
MathWorks Associate Software Developer
Associate
Microsoft Software Engineer
Program Manager
Software Development Engineer
MITRE Sorporation Cyber Security Software Engineer
Morgan Stanley Technical Analyst
MRV Systems Software Engineer
PetalCard Software Engineer
Qualtrics Software Engineer
Samsara Software Engineer
Snapchat Software Engineer
Square, Inc. Software Engineer
T-Mobile Software Developer
Tencent Engineer
Twitter Software Engineer
Wayfair Software Engineer (2)
Workday Software Engineer (2)

Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science (86%)
  • Chemistry (4%)
  • Robotic Autonomy (4%)
  • Biomathematics (4%)
  • Mathematics (4%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MEng (54%)
  • PhD (43%)
  • MS (4%)

Where 2018 Computer Science Graduates Study

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Computing in the Arts

With a minor in computing in the arts, you’ll have the opportunity to use computers to realize works of art, to study the perception of artistic phenomena and to think about new, computer-influenced paradigms and metaphors for the experiences of making and appreciating art. This interdisciplinary minor includes course offerings from the arts, social sciences, humanities and the physical sciences. You can choose from six tracks: computer science, dance, film, music, art and psychology.

Creative Writing

With a minor in creative writing, you’ll take five courses in creative writing, literature and cultural studies. You can concentrate in a single genre (fiction or poetry), or freely study both.

Crime, Prisons, Education & Justice

With a minor in Crime, Prisons, Education, and Justice, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to learn why the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and how race, class, politics, history, gender, inequality, and law relate to mass incarceration in the United States.

Dance

With a minor in dance, you’ll engage with the fundamental practices of doing, making and thinking about dance. You can take courses that explore choreography and courses that study dance as an historical and cultural behavior, as well as more familiar dance technique courses.

Students with a primary interest in dance can incorporate that into the PMA major.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

As an earth and atmospheric sciences major, you’ll pursue an interdisciplinary, unique course of study that incorporates the fundamentals of earth science with the emergence of a new and more complete approach, encompassing all components of the earth system — air, life, rock and water — to gain a new and more comprehensive understanding of the world as we know it. You can choose to focus on a disciplinary specialty such as geophysics or tectonics, or develop the broad expertise needed to understand the interactions between the diverse elements of earth and life in the past, present and future.

Sample Courses

  • Introductory Oceanography
  • Atmospheric Modeling
  • Humans and Climate Change

Students went off to

  • Study geophysics at Columbia University
  • Be a research assistant at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Be deputy director of the Department of the Interior

East Asian Studies

With a minor in Asian studies, you can focus on East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Your courses can include the study of language, literature, religion and culture in the Department of Asian Studies, as well as courses on Asian history, politics, anthropology, sociology and economics offered in other departments.

Economics

As an economics major, you can take a broad range of courses in such fields as economic theory, econometrics, money and banking, international economics, economic history, growth and development and industrial organization. You can also study the new field of behavioral economics, which attempts to improve economic analyses by incorporating insights from psychology, and take a new seminar that facilitates collaboration among economists and psychologists and draws students into faculty research.

Sample Courses

  • Financial Economics
  • Economics and the Law
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics of Collective Bargaining

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

79%   Employed
18%   Attending Grad School
2%     Seeking Employment
1%     Other

Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch were the top employers of 2018 Economics Graduates.

80% of the Class of 2014-2018 Archaeology graduates completed the survey. n = 196

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (54%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (20%)
  • Technology (7%)
  • Retail (4%)
  • Communications/Media (2%), Real Estate (2%), Government (2%), Law (2%), Education (2%), Nonprofit Organization (2%)

Where 2018 Economics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Abercrombie & Fitch Business Analyst
Abt Associates Research Assistant
ADP Account Executive
Albright Stonebridge Group Associate
  Aligne Wealth Preservation & Insurance Services   Portfolio Management Associate
Applied Underwriters Premium Auditor
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Analyst
M&A Investment Banking Analyst
Quantitative Management Analyst
Risk Analyst
Barclays Emerging Markets Credit Trading Analyst
Investment Banking Analyst
Barron International Group Investment Banking Analyst
Bates White Economics Consultant
Bellwether Asset Management Real Estate Asset Management Analyst
Belvedere Trading LLC Derivatives Trader
BlackRock Equity Investment Analyst
Blackstone Software Engineer
Bloomberg Sales and Analytics
BTIG Investment Banking Analyst
Bytedance Data Analyst
Capital Group Companies Equity Research Associate
Capital One Business Analyst
Commercial Banking Analyst
Central Bank of Malaysia Associate Analyst
Citi Investment Banking Analyst
Compass Lexecon Analyst
Deloitte Consulting Associate Consultant
Financial Risk and Advisory Associate
Strategy Consulting Analyst
Deutsche Bank Analyst
EAB Business Development Associate
Eastdil Secured, LLC Real Estate Analyst
Evercore Partners Restructuring Analyst
EY Analyst
Business Advisor Program
Business Advisory Consultant
Staff Consultant
Gap, Inc. Inventory Management Analyst
Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst
Fixed Income Analyst
Investment Banking Analyst
Technology Analyst
Guggenheim Partners Equity Research Associate
Hamilton Lane Private Equity Fund Investment Analyst
IBM Business Transformation Consultant
Digital Seller
ICF International Energy Analyst
ITG Product Manager
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commercial Real Estate Analyst
Corporate Client Banking Analyst
Credit Risk Analyst
Komodo Health Data Engineer
Korn Ferry Organizational Strategy Analyst
KPMG M&A Deal Advisory Analyst
London Stock Exchange Rotational Program
Macy's EDP - Investor Relations
Morgan Stanley Credit Risk Analyst
Investment Banking Analyst
NYC Economics Development Corporation Initiatives Project Support Coordinator
Nomura Investment Banking Analyst
Optiver Trader
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Litigation Paralegal
PIMCO Product Analyst
PNC Financial Services Capital Market Analyst
PwC Advisory Associate
Consultant
Roark Capital Private Equity Analyst
Samsung Experiential Marketing Coordinator
Societe Generale Investment Banking Analyst
Square, Inc Software Engineer
The Brattle Group Research Analyst
UBS Investment Banking Analyst
University of Chicago Research Professional
Vanguard   Investment Management Development Program  
Vidmob Project Coordinator
Wells Fargo Financial Analyst
ZS Associates Strategy Insights and Planning Associate

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law (19%)
  • Computer Science (15%)
  • Economics (11%)
  • Finance (11%)
  • Medicine (11%)
  • Asian Studies (4%), Environmental Engineering Mgmt. (4%), International Relations (4%), Management (4%), Public Policy (4%), Quantitative Methods - Social Sciences (4%), Environmental Geology (4%), Microbiology (4%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD (18%)
  • JD (14%)
  • MA (14%)
  • MS (11%)
  • MEng (11%)
  • MS (7%)
  • MD (7%)

Where 2018 Economics Graduates Study

  • Stanford University
  • London Business School
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • LUISS/Einaudi Institute of Economics & Finance
  • Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Inst. of Science & Technology
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Columbia University
  • Carnegie Mellon University

English

As an English major, you’ll be trained in the rigors and pleasures of critical thinking, close reading and lucid writing. Through writing workshops and literature courses in a wide range of periods, genres and traditions, you’ll explore the powers of narrative, image and the written word to illuminate the complexities of human experience.

Sample Courses

  • Shakespeare and the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Literature as Moral Inquiry
  • Medieval Romance: Voyage to the Otherworld
  • Africa Writes Back

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

55%   Employed
28%   Attending Grad School
11%     Seeking Employment
6%     Other

65% of the Class of 2014-2018 Ensligh graduates completed the survey. n = 204

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Communications/Media (39%0
  • Education (15%)
  • Technology (12%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (6%)
  • Financial Services (4%), Law (4%), Business - Other (4%), Consulting/Prof. Practice (4%)
  • Government (3%)
  • Real Estate (2%), Retail (2%)
  • Hospitality (2%)
  • Agriculture (1%), Insurance (1%), Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (1%)

Where 2014-2018 English Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
American Express Digital Commerce Analyst
Amherst College Assistant Museum Educator
Apolish-Thinktown Inc Education Consultant
Asia Foundation LankaCorps Fellow
Berkshire School English Teacher
Broadway Technology Software Consultant
Carat Assistant, Integrated Publishing
Cars.com Associate Account Manager
Catamount Wines Business Owner
CBS Corporation Page
Cheddar Production Assistant
Citi Capital Markets Analyst
Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow
City Year Corps Member
College Forward Access Coach (VISTA AmeriCorps)
CollegeVine Program Manager (2)
Comcast/NBUniversal Reporter Trainee
Glamour Magazine Fashion Closet Assistant
Cornell University eCornell Marketing Coordinator
Cravathm Swainem & Moore LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
David R Godine, Publisher

Assistant Editor

Each One Teach One Teacher
Editing for Authors Associate Editor
Epic Systems Project Manager
Examlam Content Editor
Facebook

Content Strategist

Fundera Search Engine Optimization Associate
Future of Life Institute Freelance Writer
Gamgee Inc Project Manager
Generator Media + Analytics Communications Strategy Intern
Google Associate Account Strategist
Gorkana Media Executive
Graywolf Press Editorial Assistant
Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP Legal Assistant
Hartford Coutant Intern Reporter
Hawaii home & Remodeling Magazine Digital Editor
Hearst Magazines Editorial Assistant to Editor-in-Chief
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Editorial Intern
IBM Marketing-Digital Optimization
Client Relationship Representative
Impendi Analytics Business Analyst
IOP Publishing Editorial Assistant
Ithaca Times Reporter
JPMorgan Chase & Co Analyst
Kaplow Communications Account Coordinator
Kekst and Company Analyst
Law Office of Carmen Naranjo Law Clerk
Leadership Public Schools 9th Grade English Teacher
LEVICK Fellow
Lock Haven Express County Beat Reporter
Macmillan Marketing Assistant
Publicity Assistant
Match Public High School Match Tutor Corps Member
Morvillo Abramowitz PC Paralegal
Musee Magazine Writer
NJ Public Interest Research Group Fellow
New York City Department of Education Middle School Teacher
NY County District Attorney's Office Trial Preparation Assistant
New York Daily News Digital Content Producer
Nomura Global Markets Analyst
Omnicom Brand Coordinator
Oracle Corporation Sales/Business Development Representative (3)
Oxford University Press Editorial Assistant
Paradigm Theatrical Literary Agent Assistant
Penguin Random House Publicity Assistant
Piazza Technologies, Inc Business Operations
Pittleman & Associates, Inc Legal Recruiter
PlantBased Solutions Marketing Manager
PMC Freelance Video Editor
Politics and Prose Bookseller
PwC Management Consultant
Reuters Reporter
Routledge Editorial Assistant (2)
Rubenstein Associates Project Coordinator
Sage English Academy English Language Teacher
Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Fellowship
Sher Tremonte LLP Paralegal
Shmoop Consumer Content Editorial Assistant
Sony Pictures Entertainment Writer's Production Assistant
State Farm Insurance Agent
Swirl Networks, Inc Quality Assurance Engineer
Teach for America Teacher (5)
The Ellen Degeneres Show Production Assistant
The Paris Review Editorial Intern
Thermo Fisher Scientific Employer Brand Social Media Specialist
Triple Threat TV Research and Development Assistant
UGallery Marketing Associate
Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education English Teacher
Unique homes Editorial/Advertising Coordinator
United States Department of Justice Paralegal Specialist
Universal Music Group Business and Legal Affairs Assistant
Viacom Coordinator
WW Norton & Company Critical Editions Intern
Weston Associates, Inc Resident Services Coordinator
Will Packer Productions Development Intern
Williamstown Film Festival Apprentice
Yelp Account Executive

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law (30%)
  • English (14%)
  • Medicine (9%)
  • English Language & Literature (7%)
  • Education (5%), Journalism (4%), Publishing (4%)
  • Public Policy (2%), Atmospheric Sciences (2%), Psychology (2%), French (2%), Business Admin (2%), Film & Video Studies (2%), Russian & Soviet Studies (2%), Classics (2%), Geological Sciences (2%), Creative Writing (2%), International Development (2%), Public Affairs Management (2%), Education Administration (2%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD (29%)
  • MS (22%)
  • PhD (17%)
  • MA (10%)
  • MFA (5%)
  • Certification/License (2%), MPA (2%), MLitt (2%), Post-Bacc (2%)

Where 2014-2018 English Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • HEC Paris
  • King's College London
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Queen's University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • UC-Berkeley
  • UC-Los Angeles
  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of London
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Texas
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

Environment & Sustainability

As an Environment & Sustainability major, you’ll receive interdisciplinary training in environmental science and studies, developing integrated approaches to address environmental and natural resource issues.

CHOOSE A CONCENTRATION FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Environmental Biology & Applied Ecology
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Policy & Governance
  • Land, Air & Water Resources
  • Your own customized concentration

CROSS-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS

The E&S major is offered in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where you can explore additional classes.

Take advantage of resources such as the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Cornell Natural Areas and the Shoals Marine Lab.

Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

As a feminist, gender & sexuality studies major, you’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of fields from the perspectives of feminist and LGBTQIA critical analysis, in a global context and with the purpose of promoting social justice. You’ll use the skills you learn in these classes to engage with such disciplines as anthropology, performing and media arts, English literature, Africana studies, comparative literature, Romance studies, music, Asian studies, industrial and labor relations (ILR), science and technology studies, sociology, government, history, history of art and many more.

Sample Courses

  • Spoken Word, Hip-Hop Theatre and the Politics of Performance
  • Food, Gender, Culture
  • Intersection of Feminist Theory and Practice: Migrant Families in Detention
  • Sexual Politics of Religion

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 FGSS graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

70% of the Class of 2014-2018 FGSS graduates completed the survey. n = 23

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Government
  • Communication/Media
  • Law
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 FGSS Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
City of Austin Health &Human Services Dept.  Communicable Disease Program Coordinator
City Year Corps Member
Cornell University Public Health Fellow
Dipont Education Teacher
DRUM South Asian Organizing Center Volunteer Management VISTA
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill Program Coordinator
Fresh Start Research Intern
Miller Mayer LLP Immigration Legal Assistant
New York City Government Development Assistant
Peace Corps Health Educator
Shore Fire Media Publicity Coordinator
TEKsystems Compliance Auditor
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Production Assistant
The Hillbrook School Teacher
United States Army 2nd Lieutenant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • English
  • English Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Communication
  • Nursing

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD
  • MA
  • MSN

Where 2014-2018 FGSS Graduates Study

  • Emory University
  • New York University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Vanderbilt University

Film

With a minor in film, you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of the formal, industrial, aesthetic and political aspects of cinema and media from the 19th century to the present. You can focus on national cinemas, genres or modes (narrative cinema, for example) or critical issues (such as digital platforms or global media); you may also pursue some work in film and digital media production, including animation and screenwriting.

Students with a primary interest in film can incorporate that into the PMA major.

French

As a French major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the languages, literatures and cultures of France and the Francophone world. Whether you’re studying Haiti or Montaigne, classical theater or contemporary sexuality, you’ll have the chance to become a flexible and articulate interpreter of texts and ideas. You’ll be encouraged to study abroad and to make connections, wherever you are, across the boundaries of language, discourse, nation and time.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to French and Francophone Literature and Culture
  • Versions of Versailles
  • Monsters A-X (Aristotle-X-Files)
  • On Paying Attention

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 French graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 French graduates completed the survey. n = 32

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Education
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Law
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 French Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Bain & Company Associate Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton Defense Research Analyst
Capital One Commercial Banking Associate
City Year Corps Member
Dataminr Copyeditor and Domain Expert
French Ministry of Culture Teaching Assistant
French Ministry of Education Language & Cultural Teaching Assistant
Fresh Start Research Intern
Goldman Sachs Legal Analyst
Island Partners Hawaii Event/Sales/Program Design Coordinator
Jewish Outreach Institute Program Associate
Kepler Group Analyst
King's College Research Assistant
Perez Art Museum Miami Education Assistant
Proskauer Rose LLP Paralegal
Teach for China Teacher
Tracy Mitrano for Congress Regional Field Organizer
Unilever Associate Scientist
Worldwide Business Research Marketing Assistant
Yelp Account Executive
Young Voices Managing Editor
Zitter Health Insights Research Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • French
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Plant Biology
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Bio
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Policy Analysis & Management

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • MPA
  • JD
  • DO
  • Master of Letters

Where 2014-2018 French Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Des Moines University
  • Harvard University
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of St. Andrews

Game Design

With a minor in game design, you can pursue your interest in game design as an extension of your major studies and of your future academic and professional careers. The core of the minor is Intro to Computer Game Architecture, followed by either Advanced Computer Game Architecture or Analytics-driven Game Design, with four additional courses that can range from Graphics and Art, the Psychology of Gaming, to Human-Computer Interaction.

German Studies

As a German studies major, you’ll gain proficiency in reading, speaking and writing German, become acquainted with the culture of German-speaking countries and develop skills in reading, analyzing and discussing German texts in relevant disciplines. Majors pursue individual interests in courses addressing literature and philosophy, culture and society, aesthetics and media, as well as critical and political thought. In consultation with the director of undergraduate studies, courses with a substantial German component from other departments may also be included for the major.

Sample Courses

  • German Life Style Going Digital
  • Changing Worlds: Migration, Minorities and German Literature
  • Scenes of the Crime: German Mystery and Detective Fiction
  • German in Business Culture

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed. None reported Seeking Employment.

74% of the Class of 2014-2018 German graduates completed the survey. n = 14

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 German Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Citi Corporate Banking Analyst
Analyst
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill Program Coordinator
Google Software Engineer
Montage Hotels & Resorts Corporate Management Intern
Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer
Public Library of Science Publications Assistant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Cornell Heidelberg Exchange Program
  • Economics
  • Education
  • European Literature
  • Psychology

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • Master's
  • PhD
  • MA
  • Post-Bacc

Where 2014-2018 German Graduates Study

  • Frie Universitat Berlin
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Toronto

Government

As a government major, you’ll learn how to think and write rigorously and creatively about issues of public life. You’ll have the choice of courses in four subfields: American politics (the political behavior, policies and institutions of the U.S.), comparative politics (the institutions and political processes of other nations), political theory and philosophy (normative theories of politics and history of political thought) and international relations (transactions between states, international organizations and transnational actors).

Sample Courses

  • Sex, Power and Politics
  • Issues Behind the News
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • Secession, Intervention and Just-War Theory

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

70%   Employed
17%   Attending Grad School
6%     Seeking Employment
6%     Other

81% of the Class of 2018 Government graduates completed the survey. n = 93

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (18%)
  • Law (18%)
  • Financial Services (15%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (13%)
  • Government (10%)
  • Education (6%)
  • Communications/Media (4%), Business-Other (4%), Technology (4%)

Where 2018 Government Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Abt Associates Research Assistant
Agency for the Performing Arts Agent Trainee
American Enterprise Institute Media Relations/Marketing Coordinator
American Israel Public Affairs Committee Fellow
Atlantic Media Editorial Fellow
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Risk Analyst
Risk Analyst
BlackRock Legal Analyst
Analyst
Booz Allen Hamilton Defense Research Analyst
CEB Research Analyst
Center for Investigative Reporting Intern
Comcast/NBCUniversal Ad Sales Associate
Cracath, Swaine, & Moore LLP Legal Assistant
Credit Suisse Sales & Trading Analyst
Deloitte Consulting   Federal Strategy & Operations Business Analyst  
Federal Business Analyst
EY Analyst
Fragomen Del Ray Assistant Paralegal
Gap, Inc. Inventory Management Analyst
Gartner Research Specialist
Goldman Sachs Legal Analyst
Good2bSocial Digital Marketing Coordinator
IBM Digital Sales Specialist
ideas42 Associate
International Crisis Group Intern
Irell & Manella LLP Litigation Clerk (Paralegal)
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff, & Cohen, PC Paralegal
Korn Ferry Organizational Strategy Analyst
Latham & Watkins

Business Analyst
Business Services Trainee (2)

Lazard Investment Banking Analyst
Major League Baseball Labor Relations Intern
Manhattan District Attorney Paralegal
Marcus & Milichap Investment Sales Associate
MarketsandMarkets Associate
Metric Theory SEM Analyst
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy Litigation Legal Assistant
Morgan Stanley Full-Time Analyst
New York District Attorney's Office Paralegal
New York State Attorney General Legal Support Analyst
Nomura Investment Banking Analyst
NYC Economics Development Corporation Initiatives Project Support Coordinator
Oracle Corporation Business Development Consultant
Paul Weiss Litigation Paralegal
Republic Services Leadership Trainee
Sher Tremonte LLP Paralegal
Sightline Institute Research Associate
  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP   Legal Assistant
TD Securities Investment banking Analyst
The Expert Institute Research Analyst
Tracy Mitrano for Congress Deputy Campaign Manager
United States Army 2nd Lieutenant
United States Navy Student Naval Aviator
Vcheck Global Analyst
Venture for America Fellow
Wayfair Business Associate
Wellesley College Investment Office Investment Analyst
Western Riverside Council of Governments Public Service Fellow

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law (69%)
  • Government (13%)
  • East Asian Studies (6%)
  • Public Administration (6%)
  • Psychology (6%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD (63%)
  • MA (19%)
  • PhD (13%)
  • Certificate/License (6%)

Where 2018 Government Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Seoul National University
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Law (UK)
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • Yeshiva University

History

As a history major, you’ll be able to take advantage of the department’s particular strengths in ancient, medieval and modern European history; American, Latin American and Asian history; as well as in a unique history of science program. In addition to a wide range of introductory and advanced courses that will help train you in critical thinking, superior organization and good writing skills, you can engage in independent research for credit.

Sample Courses

  • History of Law
  • Refugees
  • History of Exploration: Land, Sea and Space
  • Energy in History

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

56%   Employed
24%   Attending Grad School
9%     Seeking Employment
11%     Other

65% of the Class of 2014-2018 History graduates completed the survey. n = 189

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (16%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (15%)
  • Education (14%)
  • Law (10%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (9%)
  • Business - Other (8%), Communications & Media (8%), Government (8%)
  • Technology (5%)
  • Hospitality (3%)
  • Retail (2%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (1%), Real Estate (1%)

Where 2014-2018 History Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Accenture Management Consulting Analyst
Allegiant Competition Analyst
Alphasights Ltd Associate
American Enterprise Institute Media Relations/Marketing Coordinator
Art19 UX Designer
Barclays Corporate Banking Analyst
Equity Trading Analyst
Bernberg Bank Project Assistant
Bulletin Brand Experience Leader
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Carnegie Junior Fellow
CEB Research Analyst
Business Research Analyst
EAB Business Development Associate
Emanuel Di Donna Gallery Assistant
Five Points Learning Assistant Director
French Ministry of Culture Teaching Assistant
Gelber Group Discretionary Trader
Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid English Language and Culture Conversation Assistant
Teaching Assistant
ideas42 Associate
Jones Legal Legal Assistant
Marian Goodman Gallery Gallery Assistant
MDMC Law Paralegal
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Rotational Analyst
MRP Realty Financial Analyst
National Geographic Photo Coordinator
Ohlinger Studios/Pearson Portfolio Management Assistant
Onishi Gallery Gallery Assistant
Peace Corps Community Health Volunteer
Peter Freeman, Inc. Gallery Assistant
Progressive Education Lab Fellow
Public Library of Science Publications Assistant
Restaurant Brands International Leadership Development Program Analyst
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA Research Intern
Shihezi University Princeton in Asia Fellow
Student Conservation Association Conservation Corps Member
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Real Estate Legal Assistant
Teach for America Corps Member (2)
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
The Atlantic Ad Op Trafficker
The Expert Institute Research Analyst
United States Army Armor Officer
Washington Office on Latin America Citizen Security Research Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • History of Art (13%)
  • Education (13%)
  • Law (13%)
  • Political Theory & History (13%)
  • Journalism (7%). International Relations (7%), Medicine (7%), Cornell-Heidelberg Exchange Program (7%), Hosp & Health Services (7%), Pharmacology (7%), Russian & Soviet Studies (7%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD (36%)
  • MA (27%)
  • MS (16%)
  • PhD (7%)
  • MD (4%)
  • MHA (2%), MPH (2%), Post-Bacc (2%), Certification/License (2%)

Where 2014-2018 History Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • SOAS University of London
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Vermont

History of Art

As a history of art major, you’ll be able to study areas traditionally central to the discipline such as ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, and the integration of recent fields of theory and research to the study of global visual culture. You can explore the history of cultural interactions as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside the West from antiquity to the present, furthering your understanding of the discipline of art history, its roots, its methodologies, as well as its historical and critical connections with other disciplines.

Sample Courses

  • The Museum and the Object
  • The Art Market
  • Material Worlds: Trade and the Arts of Asia

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 History of Art graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

59% of the Class of 2014-2018 History of Art graduates completed the survey. n = 32

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Business - Other
  • Communications/Media
  • Law
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Consulting/Prof Practice
  • Retail
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 History of Art Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Allegiant Competition Analyst
Amherst College Assistant Museum Educator
ARTtwo50 Director of Creative Marketing
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Project Assistant
Bulletin Brand Experience Leader
City Year Corps Member
Emanuel Di Donna Gallery Assistant
Hauser & Wirth Gallery Assistant
Administrative Intern
Marian Goodman Gallery Gallery Assistant
Miller Mayer LLP Immigration Legal Assistant
Onishi Gallery Gallery Assistant
Perez Art Museum Miami Education Assistant
Peter Freeman, Inc.  Gallery Assistant
Richard Avedon Foundation Sales Outreach
Sotheby's Trainee
Graduate Trainee
The Atlantic Ad Op Trafficker
Untitled Entertainment Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • History of Art
  • Arts Administration
  • Law
  • Comparative Literature
  • Public Health

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MPH
  • JD

Where 2014-2018 History of Art Graduates Study

  • Columbia University
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • George Washington University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • SOAS University of London
  • Yeshiva University

History of Capitalism

With a minor in the History of Capitalism, you’ll be exposed to different perspectives on how capitalism has been defined and how it developed at different times and in different parts of the world, enabling you to critically reflect on economic institutions and ideas, as well as to understand how our global economy has come to be. You’ll gain the basic vocabulary of economics and business, deepened with a longer, critical perspective on the development of capitalism. This minor is offered collaboratively with courses from across the university, coordinated by the Department of History.

Independent Major

In the College of Arts & Sciences, you can choose one of the established majors or apply to develop your own through the independent major program. While independent majors involve interdisciplinary work, many established majors within Arts & Sciences also involve studies in various fields. So be sure to do your research before deciding that your interests do not fit comfortably into an existing department or major. If you decide to pursue an independent major, you’ll work with the director and faculty in your areas of interest to develop and then refine your proposal, which will be reviewed by a board of faculty members.

Some recent independent major projects have included:

  • Computing, Cognition & Aesthetics: Courses in computer science, psychology, history of art, cognitive studies and information science
  • Latin American History and Literature: Spanish, history, government, Romance studies and anthropology
  • Space Policy: Astronomy, earth and atmospheric sciences, physics, policy analysis and management and government
  • Cultural Food Studies: Anthropology, psychology, food science, hotel administration and science and technology studies
  • The Politics and Law of Environmental Issues: History, government, science and technology studies, applied economics and management, natural resources, biology and society and biology
  • Biological Illustration: Biology, art history and drawing

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

Approximately 4/5 of 2014-2018 Independent Major graduates reported being Employed.

63% of the Class of 2014-2018 Archaeology graduates completed the survey. n = 5

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Communications/Media
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Technology
  • Hospitality

Where 2014-2018 Independent Major Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Bully Pilpit Interactive Fellow
Hilton Worldwide Management Development Trainee
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Clinical Research Study Assistant
Neuralink Machine Learning

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Archaeology
  • History of Art & Archaeology

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • N/A - 0 graduates reported attending graduate school

Where 2014-2018 Independent Major Graduates Study

  • N/A - 0 graduates reported attending graduate school

Inequality Studies

Through its core requirements, the Minor in Inequality Studies  exposes students to the breadth of the social scientific literature on inequalities in many different social and economic goods (e.g., income, wealth, education, health, political power, social status, job security) and across many sources of difference (e.g., class, race and ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation and identity, age, geographic location, or political and economic systems). Electives, which are offered across 30 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, allow students to tailor their studies to their particular interests. The Minor in Inequality Studies is open to any student in any major. 

The Minor’s Health Equity Track allows interested students to focus their studies further on the social causes and consequences of inequalities in life expectancy, health outcomes, health-promoting behaviors, and access to health care. The Health Equity Track offers excellent preparation for students who are interested in careers in medicine, public health, social science research, or public policy.

The institutional home for the minor is the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Information Science

As an information science major, you’ll examine information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal and political contexts. Although computer science is an important part of the program, the emphasis is on systems and their use, rather than on the technologies that underlie them.

Sample Courses

  • Health & Computation
  • Information Ethics, Law and Policy
  • Data-Driven Web Applications
  • Human Robot Interaction – Research & Design

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

74%   Employed
15%   Attending Grad School
8%     Seeking Employment
3%     Other

73% of the Class of 2014-2018 Information Science graduates completed the survey. n = 130

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Technology (50%)
  • Financial Services (21%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (11%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (4%), Communications/Media (4%)
  • Retail (3%), Education (8%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Business - Other (1%)

Where 2014-2018 Information Science Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Accenture Tech Analyst
AlphaSights Associate
Alteryx UX Designer
Amazon Knowledge Engineer
Appinions, Inc Sales Executive
Apple New Product Security
Product Management
AppNexus Client Success Associate
AQR Capital Management Business Analyst
Art19 UX Designer
Athenahealth Software Engineer
Autodesk UX Designer
Ayima SEO Consultant
Bank of America Merrill Lynch M&A Investment Banking Analyst
BlackRock Analyst
Portfolio Analyst
Aladdin Client Services Analyst
Blackstone Business Analyst (2)
Broadway Technology Client Services Engineer
Capital Group Companies Equity Research Associate
Capital One Cyber Security Software Engineer
Software Engineer (2)
CapTech Ventures IT Consultant
CBS Corporation Video Campaign Manager
Center for Investigative Reporting Intern
Comcast/NBCUniversal Media Tech Associate
Corporate IT Solutions Junior Level Developer
Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Analyst
Dressler LLC Front End Web Developer
Epic Systems Project Manager
Technical Services
EY Advisor
Technology Consultant (2)
Facebook Software Engineer
Felix Software Engineer
FiscalNote Associate Product Manager
General Electric (GE) Information Technology Leadership Program
Goldman Sachs Analyst
Market Risk Management Analyst
Google Product Designer
Software Engineer
IBM Software Engineer
Software Developer (2)
Associate Offering Manager
Data Scientist
Strategy Consultant/Data Scientist
UX Designer (2)
Isobar Functional Analyst
ITG System Analyst
Johnson & Johnson IT Leadership Development Program
JPMorgan Chase & Co Analyst
Application Developer
JRI America Software Developer
Leidos Software Developer
LinkedIn Associate Web Developer
Site Reliability Engineer
Macquarie Equity Research Associate
Mashable Production Associate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Data visualization Specialist
MasterCard Product Management Associate
Microsoft Program Manager (2)
Technical Consultant
Software Engineer
MITRE Corporattion Java Developer
MRI Software Software Engineer
Petco Inc eCommerce Analyst
PJT Partners Analyst
Revenue Solutions Inc Associate Consultant (2)
Sapient Global Markets UX Designer
Slack Technologies Software Engineer
Spartan Race Business Analytics Strategist
Squarespace Creative Developer
Standard & Poor's Business Analyst
Suvoda Associate Product Manager
The Expert Institute Research Analyst
Vandis Engineer
Veeva Systems Associate Consultant
Venture for America Fellow
Visa, Inc UX Designer
Wayfair Business Intelligence Analyst
Workday Software Engineer
Software Application Engineer (2)
Zendrive Product Design Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Information Science (75%)
  • Computer Science (15%)
  • Law (5%)
  • Human Computer Interaction (5%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MPS (70%)
  • MEng (15%)
  • JD (10%)
  • PhD (5%)

Where 2014-2018 Information Science Graduates Study

  • Cornell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley

International Relations

With an international relations minor, you’ll be able to take advantage of the vast resources available across colleges and departments for studying the politics, economics, history, languages and cultures of the countries and regions of the world, adding a global and cross-cultural dimension to your major studies. This interdisciplinary program, offered through the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, is open to undergraduates enrolled in any of the seven Cornell undergraduate colleges.

Italian Studies

As an Italian Studies major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the language, literature and culture of that part of the world, only recently united into a single nation, where Dante wrote his Comedy, Saint Francis roamed the Umbrian hills and directors like Pasolini and Fellini redefined the relationship between cinema and realism. You’ll be encouraged to immerse yourself in Italian literary and cultural history and to question many of the stereotypes that continue to circulate, in America but also in Italy, about that very history.

Sample Courses

  • Languages/Literatures/Identities
  • The Cinematic Eye of Italy
  • Saint Francis
  • Vogliamo Tutto! The Italian 1970s

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 Italian graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed. None reported Seeking Employment.

83% of the Class of 2014-2018 Italian graduates completed the survey. n = 10

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Business - Other
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 Italian Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
20th Century Fox Finance Associate
Capital One HR Rotation Program Assistant
Civitella Ranieri Intern
Gorkana Media Executive
IBM Digital Sales Specialist
Kirby McInerney LLP Litigation Paralegal

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science
  • Law

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD
  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Italian Graduates Study

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Pennsylvania

Jewish Studies

With a Jewish studies minor, you’ll study the world of Jewish culture — one of the major crossroads of civilization and history — from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Jewish studies courses cover topics including Semitic languages and Hebrew bible; medieval and modern Hebrew literature; European and Middle Eastern Jewish history from the ancient period through the 20th century; dynamics of migration, diaspora and community; the figure of the Jew in modern politics and literature; and Holocaust studies.

Latin American Studies

With a minor in Latin American studies, you’ll explore issues and topics pertaining to Latin America with courses from various fields of study including music, politics, economics, feminist studies, archeology, theatre, art history, language, literature, architecture, agriculture, science and history.

Latina/o Studies

With a Latina/o studies minor, you’ll be able to explore the rich histories and contemporary life of Latino communities in the United States.  You will learn about Latina/o political and labor participation, creative expression and literature, and issues of immigration, education, language and health. Faculty members from history, sociology, anthropology, literature, language, government, performance studies and more, give you an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary field of study of Latina/os in the U.S., with an emphasis on a transnational and comparative perspective. 

Law & Society

With a minor in law and society, you’ll have an opportunity for focused study of the interaction between law and society, from an interdisciplinary perspective predominantly rooted in the social sciences and humanities: anthropology, comparative literature, economics, government, history, philosophy, psychology, science and technology studies and sociology.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies

With a minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) studies, you’ll study sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations, political formations, expressive behavior and aesthetic categories. You’ll focus on the representations and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered subjects, even as these subjects remain stubbornly and productively difficult to define once and for all. LGBT Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and it is likewise open to a variety of perspectives on the stability of the constituent identity categories at its center.

Linguistics

As a linguistics major, you’ll explore the fascinating phenomenon of human language. Through your coursework you’ll learn how language is structured, acquired and used in social interactions. You’ll also learn how language changes over time or how it can be modeled computationally. Coursework for the major includes foundation and core courses, leaving you the flexibility to develop programs of study that focus on your areas of special interest. Linguistics combines well with language study and related fields such as philosophy, psychology, computer science and anthropology.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language and Society
  • Language and Law
  • Native American Languages

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

Approximately 4/5 of 2014-2018 Linguistics graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

66% of the Class of 2014-2018 Linguistics 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

  • Technology
  • Education
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Business - Other
  • Government

Where 2014-2018 Linguistics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
A9.com Software Development Engineer
Architecture Technology Corporation Software Engineer
City Year Corps Member
Delaware North Front Desk Clerk
Ellen Theatre Actor, Set Builder, Newspaper Carrier
Fullbright Italy English Teaching Assistant
English Teaching Assistant
Gartner Research Specialist
Google Software Engineer
IXL Product Analyst
Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Assistant Language Teacher
Leverege Junior Software Developer
MITRE Corporation Cyber Security Software Engineer
New York Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Legislative & Advocacy Assistant
Nuance Communications Speech Scientist
Oxford University Press Editorial Assistant
Progressive Education Lab Fellow
Saint Louis Zoo Animal Behavior Research Intern
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Legal Practice Assistant
Symphonica Research Intern
Tarte Cosmetics Retail Marketing Intern
TD Ameritrade Rotational Analyst
University of Maryland Baggett Research Fellow
Faculty Research Assistant
Wolters Kluwer Engagement & Project Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Linguistics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Linguistics Graduates Study

  • Harvard University
  • Ohio State University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of San Diego

Mathematics

As a mathematics major, you can focus on the study of the theoretical aspects of mathematics or explore applications to other fields. You can choose one of seven different concentrations and take a rich variety of courses in analysis, algebra, topology, geometry, probability, statistics and logic to tailor a program that meets your individual needs and interests.

Sample Courses

  • Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World
  • Prove It!
  • Introduction to Number Theory
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2018 First-Destination Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

45%   Employed
58%   Attending Grad School
2%     Seeking Acceptance

83% of the Class of 2018 Mathematics graduates completed the survey. n = 49

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (50%)
  • Technology (18%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (13%)
  • Communications/Media (9%)
  • Education (9%)

Where 2018 Mathematics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Academia.com Software Engineer
Aon Group Finance Leadership Program Analyst
AT&T Cybersecurity Engineer Level 1
  Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Investment Banking Analyst
Barclays Equity Trading Analyst
  Emerging Markets Credit Trading Analyst  
Bates White Economics Consultant
Belvedere Trading LLC Derivatives Trader
BlackRock Equity Investment Analyst
Cornell University Researcher
Duolingo Software Engineer
Egnyte Software Engineer
Evercore Partners Restructuring Analyst
EY Technology Consultant
Figma Software Engineer
Goldman Sachs Strats Analyst
Analyst
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIB Credit Risk Analyst
MathWorks Associate Software Developer
Optiver Quantitative Trader
Polygraph Data Visualization Specialist
Starfish Capital LLC Chief Investment Officer

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science (35%)
  • Mathematics (31%)
  • Economics (12%)
  • Biostatistics (4%), Finance (4%), Engineering Physics (4%), Management (4%), Physics (4%), Statistics (4%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD (69%)
  • MEng (12%)
  • MS (8%), MA (8%)
  • MPhil (4%)

Where 2018 Mathematics Graduates Study

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peking University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Wake Forest University

Medieval Studies

With a minor in medieval studies, you’ll enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the artistic and material relics of the Middle Ages. You can choose among a wide array of subjects spanning more than a thousand years of languages and cultures—from Old and Middle English literature to Byzantine monuments; from Icelandic sagas to Andalusian architecture; from Chinese intellectual history to Islamic legal history. You can explore how many of our current challenges in the fields of law, human rights, attitudes toward power, authority, gender relations and sexual mores derive from how such issues were formulated a millennium ago.

Minority, Indigenous & Third World Studies

With a minor in minority, indigenous and third world studies, you’ll learn how the literatures of U.S. minority groups and third world (especially postcolonial) societies share and reflect similar histories of imperial conquest, slavery and colonial rule. You’ll think about literature and culture in a global context, analyzing imaginative responses to history, politics and ideology in a wide range of courses that explore African American, Asian American, American Indian, U.S. Latino/a, South Asian, Pacific, Caribbean and African literatures, as well as other sub-fields in colonial/postcolonial, diaspora and cultural studies.

Music

As a music major, you’ll carry the study of music to an advanced level through the integration of performance, history, music theory and composition. Whether oriented toward eventual graduate or professional work in music or a more general approach, you can choose among courses from medieval chant to hip-hop, from classical-era European music to the musics of Latin America and Africa, from electroacoustic music to musical systems from around the globe. We also offer opportunities for performers through individual instruction in piano, violin, voice, percussion and other instruments, as well as through participation in our diverse instrumental ensembles.

Sample Courses

  • Hip Hop from a Global Perspective
  • Thinking with Music
  • Bach and Handel
  • Computers in Music Performance

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

Approximately 2/3 of 2014-2018 Music graduates reported being Employed and Attending Graduate School at similar rates.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 Music graduates completed the survey. n = 25

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Education

Where 2014-2018 Music Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Capital One Cyber Security Software Engineer
Cornell University Assistant Director for Digital Marketing
Google Marketing Specialist
Music & Arts Sales Associate
Output Production Coordinator
Visum Development Group VP of New Market Development
Weston Associates Inc Resident Services Coordinator
Workday Software Engineer

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • School Counseling
  • Musicology
  • Law
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Biological Science

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • JD
  • MEd
  • MLA
  • MMT

Where 2014-2018 Music Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Nazareth College of Rochester
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Near Eastern Studies

As a Near Eastern studies major, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire language skills as well as familiarity with the history, cultures, literatures and religions of the Near East/Middle East from antiquity to the modern day. You’ll become acquainted broadly with the region – which extends from Turkey east through Iran and Afghanistan, south through the Arabian Pennisula to Yemen and across north Africa from Egypt to Morocco — and its cultures and be able to study a particular subfield in depth. Special focus is given to the ancient east Mediterranean and Mesopotamian regions and to the Levant and Egypt.

Sample Courses

  • Holy War, Crusade and Jihad
  • Education of Princes: Medieval Advice Literature of Rulership and Counsel
  • Women in the Modern Middle East
  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 Near Eastern Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

65% of the Class of 2014-2018 Near Eastern Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 28

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Education
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Law

Where 2014-2018 Near Eastern Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
AlphaSights Associate
Andrews & Cole LLC Talent Acquisition Associate
Berkshire School English Teacher
Booz Allen Hamilton Defense Analyst
Deloitte Consulting Strategy & Operations Federal Analyst
Business Analyst-Consultant
Eon Aligner Marketing Coordinator
Fulbright Student Programs English Teaching Assistant
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Investment Banking Analyst

NJ Public Interest Research Group Fellow
Nomura Sales & Trading Analyst
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience PULSE Fellow
Third Bridge Group Limited Analyst-Consulting
United States Department of Defense National Security Intern
United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant
Weitz & Luxenberg PC Legal Assistant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • History
  • Divinity

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD
  • PhD
  • MA/MSC
  • MDiv

Where 2014-2018 Near Eastern Studies Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Chicago

Performing & Media Arts

As a performing and media arts major, you’ll benefit from the synergies between the study and practice of theatre and live performance, cinema/media and/or dance. Whether you’re an actor/director, a filmmaker, a scholar-critic, a choreographer or a designer, you’ll be able to take many possible combinations of courses depending on your interest in history/theory/criticism, creative authorship, design or embodied performance and more.

Students are also welcome to explore our four minors: Performing and Media Arts, Dance, Film and Theatre.

Sample Courses

  • Dance Improvisation or Technology and the Moving Body
  • Screening Cosa Nostra: The Mafia and the Movies from Scarface to The Sopranos
  • Staging Dissent: Theater and Social Change
  • Introduction to African-American Cinema

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

Approximately 3/4 of 2014-2018 PMA graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

70% of the Class of 2014-2018 PMA graduates completed the survey. n = 47

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Communications/Media
  • Business - Other
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Law
  • Retail

Where 2014-2018 Performing & Media Arts Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Black Rain Films Assistant Director
Cheddar Production Assistant
Chimichanga Productions Inc Assistant to Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan
Comcast/NBCUniversal Administrative Assistant
Cornell University Data Operations Manager
Evolution Media Logger
French Ministry of Education Language and Cultural Teaching Assistant
Griff TV Entertainment Creative Executive Assistant
Intuitive Production Management Assistant Production Manager
Manhattan Theatre Club Literary Intern
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival Box Office/Production Manager
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Study Assistant
Model Club Inc Actor
Nelson Davis Clerk
NOT REPORTED Actor
Paradigm Talent Agency Assistant to CEO
Public Broadcasting Service Senior Associate, Social Media
Risk Gallery and Boutique Director of Marketing
Ro*co Films Director of Educational Sales
Rosen Hotels & Resorts Sales Coordinator
Self-employed Stand Up Comedian
Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Fellowship
Sony Pictures Entertainment Assistant to TV Producer
Stick Figure Production Assistant/Designer
Walnut Street Theatre Carpentry Apprentice
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts College Program Intern
Will Packer Productions Development Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Film & Video Studies
  • Acting
  • Educ Administration
  • Law
  • Public Policy
  • Russian & Soviet Studies
  • Theatre Arts

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • JD
  • MPA

Where 2014-2018 Performing and Media Arts Graduates Study

  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • Cornell Institute of Public Affairs
  • East 15 Acting School
  • King's College London
  • New York University
  • Teachers College at Columbia University
  • University of London
  • University of Pennsylvania

Philosophy

As a philosophy major, you can choose among courses in epistemology, metaphysics, history of philosophy, logic, ethics, social and political philosophy, Continental philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, aesthetics and philosophy of science. You’ll participate each year in events that range from informal reading groups and workshops to formal conferences and large public lectures by visiting philosophers. The Sage School's small classes and collegial atmosphere support vibrant philosophical exchange among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting philosophers.

Sample Courses

  • Ethics of Eating
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Minds and Machines
  • Ethics and Healthcare

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

52%   Employed
23%   Attending Grad School
13%     Seeking Employment
12%     Other

66% of the Class of 2014-2018 Philosophy graduates completed the survey. n = 69

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (19%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (14%)
  • Communications & Media (14%)
  • Government (11%)
  • Retail (8%), Technology (8%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (6%), Education (6%)
  • Human Healthcare Services (3%), Agriculture (3%), Hospitality (3%), Law (3%), Business - Other (4%)

Where 2014-2018 Philosophy Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County Administrative Assistant
AlphaSights Analyst
Amazon Knowledge Engineer
Federal Cloud Consultant
BlackRock Analyst (2)
Bloomberg Sales Representative
Sales & Analytics
Bunge Limited Commodities Risk Analyst/Trader
Center for Family Representation Family Advocate
City Year Corps Member
College Achieve Central Charter Schools Middle School Science Teacher
French Cheese Board Marketing, Events & Retail Coordinator
Goldman Sachs Analyst
Strats Analyst
Google Software Engineer
Guggenheim Partners Corporate Credit Investment Analyst
Harvard University Research Assistant
International Service for Human Rights Intern
JPMorgan Chase & Co Business Analyst & Alerts Specialist
Microsoft Program Manager
National Institutes of Health Fellow
PlantBased Solutions Marketing Manager
Social Science Research Council Program Intern
Sony Pictures Entertainment Writer's Production Assistant
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
TD Ameritrade Rotational Analyst
Thumbtack Software Engineer
United States Attorney's Office Paralegal
United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant
Utilities International Consultant
VOX Global Digital Intern
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Research Assistant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Law (31%)
  • Philosophy (25%)
  • Medicine (13%)
  • Physics (13%)
  • Information Science (6%), Education Administration (6%), Psychology (6%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD (31%)
  • PhD (25%)
  • MS (19%)
  • MA (13%)
  • MD (6%), MPS (6%)

Where 2014-2018 Philosophy Graduates Study

  • Columbia University In The City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University

Physics

As a physics major, you’ll develop analytical and problem solving skills while being able to customize your studies. You’ll take a common core set of courses and can then choose a concentration that complements the core, such as physics, or an interdisciplinary concentration such as chemical physics, geophysics, astrophysics, biophysics, applied math, philosophy of science, computer science, etc. The combination of biology/chemistry as a concentration is appropriate if you’re pre-med; you can also create an individualized concentration with courses in physics-related economics, history, law or business.

Sample Courses

  • Physics of Musical Sound
  • Introduction to Special Relativity
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Geometric Concepts in Physics

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

25%   Employed
65%   Attending Grad School
3%     Seeking Employment
6%     Other

69% of the Class of 2014-2018 Physics graduates completed the survey. n = 127

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Technology (31%)
  • Government (16%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (13%)
  • Education (13%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (6%), Business - Other (6%), Nonprofit Organization (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%), Architecture/Design/Construction (3%), Law (3%)

Where 2014-2018 Physics Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Acentech Acoustic Consultant
Amazon Software Development Engineer
Andiamo Partners Technical Recruiter
Applied Predictive Technologies Software Engineer
  Association of Colleges & University Educators   Product Manager
Boeing Systems Engineer
Boston Consulting Group Associate
CollegeVine Program Manager
Cornell University Temporary Service Technician
Research Assistant
Empire Edge Academic Advisor
Envirosell Data Analyst
Extreme Engineering Solutions Technical Generalist
GlaxoSmithKline Associate Scientist
Google Software Engineer
Marketing Specialist
Haley Guiliano LLP Technical Advisor
Humatics Corporation Junior Test & Data Engineer
Locally Grown Landsapes Construction Manager
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Assistant Technical Staff
MITRE Corporation Cyber Security Software Engineer
National Institutes of Health Research Assistant
Naval Air Systems Command Physicist
Northstar Recycling Commodity Sales Executive
Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher
Randstad   Software Quality Operations Associate  
SciTec Inc. Assistant Scientist
SeedInvest Investment Executive
Suvoda Associate Project Manager
Thorlabs Technical Writing Specialist
United States Navy Student Navel Aviator

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Physics (65%)
  • Planetary Studies (6%)
  • Computer Science (4%)
  • Astrophysics (4%)
  • Astronomy (4%)
  • Medicine (4%)
  • Aerospace Engineering (1%), Architecture (1%), Atmospheric Sciences (1%), Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences (1%), Hosp & Health Services Admin (1%), Materials Sci & Engineering (1%), Chemical Engineering (1%), Electrical Engineering (1%), Engineering Physics (1%), Applied Mathematics (1%), Statistics (1%), Geophysics (1%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD (80%)
  • MS (11%)
  • MEng (5%)
  • MD (4%)
  • MHA (1%)

Where 2014-2018 Physics Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University In The City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • ETH Zurich
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Leiden University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • Observatoire De Paris
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Yale University

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

With a Portuguese and Brazilian studies minor, you’ll gain a linguistic and cultural understanding of Brazil, including recent cultural, political, economic and social trends, as well as familiarity with cinema, music, literature, issues of race, class, and gender, and twentieth-century Brazilian history.

Psychology

As a psychology major, you’ll gain familiarity with current knowledge about the important determinants of human behavior and with the methods used to expand that knowledge, while developing critical thinking skills. You can choose to concentrate in behavioral and evolutionary neuroscience; perception, cognition and development; or social and personality psychology.

Sample Courses

  • Biopsychology of Learning and Memory
  • Intuitive Judgment
  • Human Perception: Applications to Computer Graphics, Art and Visual Display
  • Evolution of Language

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

60%   Employed
23%   Attending Grad School
9%     Seeking Employment
9%     Other

67% of the Class of 2014-2018 Psychology graduates completed the survey. n = 233

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education (26%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (13%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (12%)
  • Technology (10%)
  • Financial Services (9%)
  • Government (6%), Communications & Media (6%) 
  • Retail (4%)
  • Law (3%), Business - Other (3%), Health and Human Services (3%)
  • Hospitality (2%), Manufacturing (2%)
  • Real Estate (1%) 

Where 2014-2018 Psychology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Abercrombie & Fitch Business Analyst
Accenture Management Consulting Analyst
Aerotek Recruiter
AmeriCorps JusticeCorps Graduate Fellow
AppNExus Associate Client Operations Analyst
APT Foundation Research Coordinator
Barclays Analyst
Bernstein Private Wealth Management Associate
Bloomingdale's Executive Development Program (2)
Boeing Company Finance Rotational Program Candidate
Boston Children's Hospital Research Assistant
Cambridge Montessori School Assistant Director
Capital One HR Rotational Program Associate
CEB Research Analyst (3)
Center for Family Representation Family Advocate
Center for Health & Gender Equity Research Intern
Child Mind Institute Research Participant Navigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Clinical Research Assistant (2)
City Year Corps Member (3)
Columbia University Research Coordinator
Cornell University

Research Technician IV
Development Coordinator
Rural Youth Services Danby Program Manager
Lab Manager
Social Cognition Lab Tech
Student Services Assistant IV

Cornerstone Research Analyst
Davis Polk & Wardwell Corporate Legal Assistant (2)
Deloitte Consulting Business Analyst
Emerge Social Enterprise Development & Marketing Specialist
Entrepreneurial Finance Lab

Global Fellow

Epic Systems Project Manager
Evercore Partners Investment Banking Analyst
EY Business Analyst
Facebook Account Manager
Four Winds Hospital Mental Health Worker
Generator Media and Analytics Digital Ad Operations Analyst
Gerson Lehrman Group Research Associate
Glazer Properties IT Specialist
Goldman Sachs Human Capital Management Analyst
Legal Analyst
Gorkana Media Executive
IBM Performance Marketing Professional
Digital Marketing Strategist
Data Scientist (2)
ideas42 Analyst
Kipp Charter School  Kipp Liberty Teaching Fellow
Lazard Research Analyst
Lyft Software Engineer - iOS
Macy's Executive Development Program
Masa Israel Journey Israel Teaching Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Assistant
Senior Research Support Associate
Match Education Americorps Member
Mathematica Policy Research Program Associate
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Assistant
Physician Office Assistant
MIC Tanzania Ltd Consumer Understanding Officer
Milken Community Schools HR Assistant
Morgan Stanley Human Resources Analyst
National Institutes of Health Post-bacc IRTA Research Fellow (4)
Research Assistant (3)
NAture's Classroom Teacher
Nielsen Company Innovation Demand Analyst
Professional Services Analyst Experience Associate
District Attorney of New York County Paralegal
Oracle Corporation Associate Sales Representative
Sales/Business Development Representative (2)
Pennsylvania State University Business Intelligence Consultant
PwC Lab Manager
Management Consulting Associate
Quicken Loans Associate Recruiter
Rosie Applications Digital Marketing Specialist
RTI International Public Health Analyst
Saks Fifth Avenue Assistant Buyer
Shell Refinery Process Chemist
Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Paralegal
Success Academy Charter Schools Associate Teacher
TC Ameritrade Rotational Analyst
Teacg for America Teacher (3)
Corps Member (3)
The Ohio State University Clinical Research Assistant
The Paris Review Editorial Intern
UC Funds Junior Accountant
Uncommon School Teacher
Unilever Customer Development/Marketing Management Trainee
University of Texas Southwestern Research Fellow
University of California-Davis Junior Specialist
University of California- Santa Barbara Research Specialist
University of Colorado Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator
University of Miami Research Associate
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Research Specialist
University of Toronto Research Officer
University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Associate
Venture for America Fellow
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Research Associate
Worlwide Business Research Marketing Assistant
Yale Child Study Center Research Fellow
Yale University Postgraduate Associate
ZS Associates Business Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Psychology (23%)
  • Law (21%)
  • Medicine (13%)
  • Clinical Psychology (6%)
  • Information Science (4%), Public Health (4%), Management (4%), Speech Pathology (4%), Hosp & Health Services Admin (4%)
  • Biological Sciences (2%), Business Admin (2%), Cognitive Studies (2%), Computer Science (2%), Fiber Science (2%), Human Computer Interaction (2%), Humanities & Social Thought (2%), Neurobiology & Behavior (2%), Philosophy (2%), School Counseling (2%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD (33%)
  • JD (21%)
  • MA (10%), MS (10%)
  • MPH (4%), MPS (4%)
  • MEd (2%), DO (2%), MBA (2%), PsyD (2%), Post-Bacc (2%)

Where 2014-2018 Psychology Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London College of Fashion
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • New York University
  • Philly College of Osteopathic Med.
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • UMass Medical School
  • UMass-Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Yale University

Public Policy

Citizens interested in addressing societal problems and even experts with deep, technical knowledge of particular issues often find that politics and governance interfere with and complicate proposals for change.  The process through which policy problems are defined, whether issues find a place on the political agenda, and the particular alternatives that gain prominence may owe less to their efforts and preferences than to political developments and the institutional context. 

The public policy minor enables students to comprehend this paradox and others by developing their understanding of the political dimensions of public policy and how they shape its conception, formulation, implementation, chances of success, intended and unintended consequences, and evaluation. Students will have the opportunity to take courses that deal with public policy in the United States, Africa, China, Europe, India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, and with attention to domestic policy (including health, education, energy, criminal justice, natural resources, immigration, social welfare policy, and urban policy) and foreign policy (including foreign aid and national security).

Religious Studies

As a religious studies major, you’ll take an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion, drawing upon humanities and social scientific disciplines and situating religious traditions within historically and theoretically critical contexts. You won’t be asked to adhere to nor explain away particular religious stances; instead, you’ll develop the intellectual tools to understand how normative claims about religious beliefs and practices are implicated in constructing and contesting various social identities, and how these claims help shape historical events.

Sample Courses

  • Black Religious Traditions: Sacred and Secular
  • Sound, Silence and the Sacred
  • Religion and Environmental Sustainability
  • Heavens, Hells and Purgatories

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

Approximately 2/3 of 2014-2018 graduates reported being Employed and Attending Graduate School at similar rates.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 Archaeology graduates completed the survey. n = 12

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Consulting/Professional Practice
  • Education
  • Government

Where 2014-2018 Religious Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Amazon Federal Cloud Consultant
Cornerstone Research Analyst
E&J Gallo Winery Field Sales Representative
 NYC Department of Education   Mixed Methods Research Consultant 
Pennsylvania State University Lab Manager

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Religious Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Hebrew & Judaic Studies

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Religious Studies Graduates Study

  • New York University
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of California-Los Angeles

Russian

With a minor in Russian through the Department of Comparative Literature, you can explore Russian language, literature and culture. Translate your interest in politics, books, history or foreign travel (or your Russian heritage) into a broad and satisfying academic program that will introduce you to new ideas and new people across centuries and across campus.

Sanskrit Studies

The Sanskrit Studies minor is intended for students who wish to broaden and deepen their competence in the Sanskrit language and traditional Indian religious, literary, and philosophical culture. 

Science & Technology Studies

As a science & technology studies major, you’ll explore the social and cultural aspects of science and technology and be encouraged to ask informed and penetrating questions about the social forces that shape science and technology, the limits of scientific authority and the role of technology in modern life.

Sample Courses

  • What is Science
  • Science in the American Polity, 1960 to Now
  • Gender and Technology
  • Communication, Environment, Science & Health

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 or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed. None reported Seeking Employment.

69% of the Class of 2014-2018 Science & Technology Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 18

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Education
  • Human Healthcare Services
  • Communications/Media
  • Consulting/Prof Practice
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 STS Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor
Cisco Systems Associate Systems Engineer
Citi Analyst
City of Dallas Library Associate
Cline, Davis, & Mann Copywriter
Harvard University

Administrative Assistant

Harvard Medical School Researcher
Mack Molding Quality Engineer
 National Academy of Medicine   Web Communications Associate 
Mew Pathway Education Consultant
New York Power Authority Business Process Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Information Science
  • Chemistry
  • History of Science
  • Sociology
  • Law

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD
  • PhD
  • MPS

Where 2014-2018 STS Graduates Study

  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of North Carolina

Sociology

As a sociology major, you’ll focus on basic science while diving deeply into public and educational policies, investigating topics such as gender, racial and income inequality, as well as drug use, economic development and organizational practices. You’ll develop fundamental insight and understanding of sociological issues as well as advanced research skills in quantitative and qualitative methods.

Sample Courses

  • Networks and Health
  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • American Society through Film
  • Controversies about Inequality

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

61%   Employed
23%   Attending Grad School
6%     Seeking Employment
10%     Other

64% of the Class of 2014-2018 Sociology graduates completed the survey. n = 79

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education (23%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (17%)
  • Communications & Media (13%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (10%)
  • Financial Services (8%), Law (8%), Technology (8%0
  • Retail (4%), Government (4%), Human Healthcare Services (4%)

Where 2014-2018 Sociology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Acacia Network Case Manager
Aldi District Manager Trainee
AllianceBermstein Private Client Associate
Arbour Hri Mental Health Worker
Bloomberg Talent Experience Specialist
Capital One Project Manager
Cardno International Development Development Associate
CBS Corporation Video Campaign Manager
Cisco Systems Associate Systems Engineer
CityYear Litigation Legal Assistant
Curriculum Associates Production Assistant
Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Analyst
Encourage Capital Investment Analyst
Flexport Data Operations Associate
Generator Media and Analytics Digital Ad Operations Assistant
Gorkana Media Executive
Iora Health Payroll and AP Coordinator
Jinjiang College of Sichuan University Teacher
JPMorgan Chase & Co Operations Analyst
Kirby McInerney LLP Litigation Paralegal
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Trademark Paralegal
Law NY Americorps Paralegal
Match Education Corps Member
Mathematica Policy Research Program Associate
Monument Policy Group Legislative Fellow
National Governors Association Program Assistant
Nielsen Company Watch Emerging Leader Associate
North American Family Institute Direct Care Counselor II
Oliver Wyman Consultant
Oracle Corporation Enterprise Cloud Consultant
Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher
Project Holeta Research Assistant
Propane Studio Associate Strategist
Share Our Stength Field Coordinator
Success Academy Charter Schools Operations Coordinator
Teach for America Teacher (5)
Corps Member (2)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Associate

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Education (24%)
  • Law (18%)
  • Sociology (12%)
  • Management Studies (6%), Government (6%), Acting (6%), Public Health (6%), Biological Sciences (6%), Hosp & Health Services (6%), Public Policy (6%), Medicine (6%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MS (28%)
  • JD (17%)
  • MA (17%)
  • PhD (17%)
  • MD (6%), MPP (6%), MPH (6%), MHA (6%)

Where 2014-2018 Sociology Graduates Study

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Teachers College - Columbia University
  • The New School
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Miami
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Washington University In St Louis

South Asian Studies

With a minor in Asian studies, you can focus on East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Your courses can include the study of language, literature, religion and culture in the Department of Asian Studies, as well as courses on Asian history, politics, anthropology, sociology and economics offered in other departments.

Southeast Asian Studies

With a minor in Asian studies, you can focus on East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Your courses can include the study of language, literature, religion and culture in the Department of Asian Studies, as well as courses on Asian history, politics, anthropology, sociology and economics offered in other departments.

Spanish

As a Spanish major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the languages, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. You’ll be invited to engage with topics as various as medieval sin and modern film, novels from early modern Spain (most famously, Don Quixote) and from modern Latin America. You’ll also be encouraged to study abroad and to reflect critically upon the diversity that characterizes the Hispanic tradition.

Sample Courses

  • Early Iberian Survey
  • Perspectives on the Caribbean
  • Spanish Cinema: 1975-The Present
  • The Forgotten and the Damned: An Alternative History of Latin American Literature

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 Spanish graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 Spanish graduates completed the survey. n = 48

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Government
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Law
  • Consulting/Professional Practice
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Human Healthcare Services

Where 2014-2018 Spanish Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
City Year Corps Member
Commonwealth Care Alliance Enrollment Retention Specialist
Eastern Virginia Medical School Research Assistant
Fragomen Worldwide Assistant Paralegal
Fuse Networks Inc Ad Sales Associate
Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid Teacher's Assistant
Goldman Sachs Analyst (2)
Grayywolf Press Editorial Assistant
  Harvard Clinical & Translational Science Center   Research Intern
IBM Consultant
ideas42 Analyst
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee Paralegal
Lock Haven Express County Beat Reporter
Manhattan Theatre Club Literary Intern
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Assistant
Mesirow Financial Analyst
Mindworks Texas Administrative Assistant
Morgan Stanley Analyst
National Institutes of Health Research Assistant
New Sector Alliance Americorps Fellow
New York Immigration Coalition Special Projects VISTA
Palm Era   Campaign Strategy Coordinator  
Uncommon School Teacher
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Coordinator
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Legal Assistant
Western Riverside Council of Governments Public Service Fellow
White Plains Hospital Research Assistant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Medicine
  • Education
  • English Poetry
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Spanish Literature
  • Law

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MD
  • JD
  • MBBS
  • MFA
  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Spanish Graduates Study

  • Columbia University In The City of New York
  • Fairfield University
  • IE Madrid
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A & M University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of The West Indies
  • University of Vermont

Statistical Science

As a statistical science major, you’ll take an interdisciplinary academic approach to the study of empirical quantitative reasoning in its scientific and social context, through three themes: mathematical, computational and applied statistics. You’ll learn how statistical inference and probabilistic modeling are central to all of the pure and applied sciences today, as well as how pervasive statistical thinking and quantitative reasoning have become in culture, economy, law, government and science, dramatically changing the way people view the world.

Sample Courses

  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Applied Linear Models
  • Computational Statistics
  • Biological Statistics

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 more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

66%   Employed
29%   Attending Grad School
4%     Seeking Employment
1%     Other

79% of the Class of 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences graduates completed the survey. n = 76

Below, you will find:

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

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services (37%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice (20%)
  • Technology (10%)
  • Insurance (6%)
  • Nonprofit Organization (4%), Communications & Media (4%), Hospitality (4%), Business - Other (4%), Education (4%)
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences (2%), Manufacturing (2%), Human Healthcare Services (2%)

Where 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
AdRoll Developer
Allegiant Competition Analyst
Analysis Group Analyst
Aon Catastrophe Risk Analyst
Actuarial Student
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Risk Management Analyst
Capital Markets Analyst
Quantitative Management Analyst
Bank of Hawaii Application Operation Technician
Barclays Global Capital Markets Analyst
Barron International Group Investment Banking Analyst
Best Reviews Data Scientist
BlackRock Analyst
Capital One Associate Software Engineer
Choice Hotels International Media Specialist
Goldman Sachs Analyst
Harvard University Investment Banking Analyst
JB Pritzker for Governor Deputy Data Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co Analyst (2)
KPMG Consulting Actuary
Liberty Mutual Insurance Actuarial Trainee
L'Oreal USA Intern, Consumer 7 Market Intelligence
MapLight.org Researcher
McKinsey &Company Business Analyst
Mercer Actuarial Consultant
Business Strategy Analyst
Microsoft Technical Consultant
Morgan Stanley Credit Risk
NERA Economic Consulting Research Associate
Netsuite   Business Development Representative  
Nielsen Company Analyst
Nomura Investment banking Analyst
Northop Grumman Proposal Analyst
PwC Advisory Associate
Actuarial Associate
Prudential Financial Product Analyst
Roche Analyst
TD Ameritrade Rotational Analyst
  Third Federal Savings and Loan   Data Analyst
TravelClick FP&A Analyst
University of Chicago Research Professional
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Research Assistant
Wilton Agricultural Strategies Grain Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Statistics (23%)
  • Computer Science (14%)
  • Information Science (14%)
  • Applied Statistics (9%)
  • Accounting (5%), Business Analytics (5%), Economics (5%), Education (5%), Finance (5%), Biostatistics (5%), Genetics (5%), Medicine (5%), Oper Research/Industrial Engineering

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MS (27%)
  • MPS (23%)
  • PhD (18%)
  • MEng (14%)
  • MA (9%)
  • MD (5%), Certificate/License (5%)

Where 2014-2018 Statistical Sciences Graduates Study

  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Imperial College Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wyoming
  • Yale University

Theatre

With a minor in theatre, you can focus on areas that interest you within the theory and practice of live performance: acting and directing for stage production; theatre history, theory and criticism; and theatre design and technologies.

Students with a primary interest in theatre can incorporate that into the PMA major.

Viking Studies

In the early Middle Ages, Norse peoples (popularly called Vikings) surged out of Scandinavia and established themselves as settlers and rulers across Europe. Beyond their political and territorial gains, they raided and traded even more widely. These major achievements were commemorated and celebrated in an extensive corpus of historical and fictional texts, many available in English translation. With a Viking Studies minor, you will explore this history and literature, languages and archaeology from an interdisciplinary perspective, and will gain an appreciation for the period and its long-term consequences. The minor encourages combining coursework abroad and locally, allowing students to take advantage of Cornell’s unique resources.

Visual Studies

With a visual studies minor, you’ll pursue an interdisciplinary approach to visual art, media (including digital works), performance and perception. You’ll study with faculty from disciplines throughout the college, including history of art, film, literary studies, psychology, theatre and more.