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Undergraduate Programs

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We offer two undergraduate majors:

The Atmospheric Sciences major, which emphasizes the scientific study of the behavior of weather and climate, and applications to the important practical problems of weather forecasting and climate prediction, is available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Science of Earth Systems major, which integrates geological, atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical knowledge, is available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering.

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Nate Williams

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Did you know?

Charles Frederick Hartt, Cornell’s first professor of geology, in the 1870s led two geological surveys of Brazil with Cornell geology students and faculty. He brought back geological and paleontological samples for the University’s burgeoning collections and botanical specimens for Wiegand Herbarium.