Get to Know the College of Human Ecology

An aerial view of a staircase, where a student studies at the bottom.

By: Bernadette S. Parr, Senior Associate Director of Admissions in the College of Human Ecology

The College of Human Ecology views society through a wide-angle lens to address contemporary and emerging societal issues. Our students are empowered to expand their scope and connect the complex variables of life through an interdisciplinary study of the human experience that spans design and technology; human development and behavior; human health and nutrition; and public policy and social well-being.

Inspired by the college’s mission, Human Ecology students develop analytical thinking skills and critical perspectives to understand the relationships, institutions, and environments that shape people’s lives.

In addition to our viewbook* and recorded information sessions, we invite you to get to know us better and learn if the College of Human Ecology is right for you.

Check out our Summer 2020 Human Ecology Magazine
Learn how our students, alumni, and faculty are applying their knowledge to impact real-world programs and see what is to come.

Learn about conducting research with deeper purpose
The college’s unique emphasis on translational research is one way through which our Human Ecology undergraduates connect their sense of responsibility around community well-being to their interest in outreach and problem solving. Approximately 73% of Human Ecology students are involved in or plan to be involved in research (2019 Pulse Survey).

Visit the Cornell Human Ecology YouTube channel
See more of our college community, including student and research stories, our Humecathon, and more in action.

Follow us on Social Media
We’re active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read about our students, alumni, faculty, research, and goings on in the College of Human Ecology.

Watch the Cornell Fashion Collective’s Spring 2020 Fashion Show
Each spring, the student-run Cornell Fashion Collective presents a professional runway show featuring the talent of students who design apparel and manage the operations of the show.

Listen to a recent Human Ecology graduate
College of Human Ecology students approach their interests with depth and meaning through our interdisciplinary programs. Hear how Policy Analysis and Management graduate VJ’s experiences and interests shaped his undergraduate career.

Email one of our Human Ecology Ambassadors
Have student-life questions? Our Human Ecology Ambassadors are current Human Ecology undergraduates that represent a variety of academic, extracurricular, and career interests.

*You can also download the College of Human Ecology Viewbook version that is ADA compliant. PDF is 45MB in size.