High-quality education, research and public engagement are the cornerstones of the College of Human Ecology and its academic departments, which include: human development, design and environmental analysis, nutritional sciences, policy analysis and management, and fiber science and apparel design. The College also houses the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and the Sloan Program in Health Administration. We prioritize innovative collaboration and are fueled by a powerful, interdisciplinary and applied (translational) approach. The College of Human Ecology is one of four contract colleges at Cornell.

Our enduring mission

Improving lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments.



Academic Departments and Programs

Design + Environmental Analysis (DEA) Department website
Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) Division website
Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) Department website
Human Development (HD) Department website
Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) Department website
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) Program website
Sloan Program in Health Administration Program website


Centers and Institutes

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Learn more
Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation Learn more
Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures Learn more
Cornell Institute for Nutritional Genomics Learn more
Cornell Institute for Research on Children Learn more
Cornell Institute for Women in Science Learn more
Cornell Population Center Learn more
Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities Learn more
Human Neuroscience Institute Learn more


Administrative Departments

Administration More information
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Alumni Affairs and Development More information
Business and Finance More information
Communications More information
Computing Services More information
Facilities More information
Human Resources More information
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Registrar More information
Student and Career Development More information