Currently enrolled Cornell University freshmen and sophomores who are interested in internally transferring to the College of Human Ecology should carefully review the following information. Juniors are rarely considered for internal transfer. Only the College of Human Ecology majors/options listed below are available for internal transfer. 

  • Students are required to pursue at least one course in their target major (courses should be 3 or more credits; see suggestions below), appropriate quantitative and science coursework, and college/major appropriate coursework. Coursework must be taken for a grade.
  • Freshmen writing seminar requirements need to be completed or in progress at the time of application.*
  • The College of Human Ecology and its departments adhere to their own established AP/IB rules. Refer to curriculum sheets for more information.
  • Qualified premed/prehealth candidates should apply by the end of their freshmen year. High performing premed/prehealth sophomores may be considered. The Chemistry 2070-2080 sequence must be completed or in progress at the time of application regardless of target major.
  • Review the curriculum sheet for your target major to more fully understand the college distribution requirements listed.
    • The CHE Admissions Committee recommends that students pursue "Natural Science I", when the option to choose between "Natural Science I" or "Natural Science 2" is listed.

All Majors: Freshmen Writing Seminars*, Natural Sciences, and Quantitative and Analytical** coursework needs to be completed or in progress at the time of application. Refer to major curriculum sheets for more specific information about Natural Sciences and Quantitative and Analytical coursework. 

*The College of Human Ecology accepts a score of (5) on the AP English Literature and Composition or the AP English Language and Composition exam a fulfillment of a maximum of (1) Freshman Writing Seminar.

** The College of Human Ecology accepts a score of (4) or (5) on the AP Calculus BC exam as Calculus fulfillment. We do not accept AP Calculus AB.

Required Coursework for Internal Transfers 2020

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • DEA 1101, 1110 or 1200, 1150, 1500, 2510

Summer offerings of DEA 1110 and DEA 1500 are appropriate for the internal transfer process.     

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above

Complementary Preparation:

  • HD 1100,1150, or 1170
  • ECON 1110 or 1120

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • FSAD 1140, 1170, 1250, 1350/1360, 1450, 2310

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above

 Complementary Preparation:

  • HD 1100, 1150, or 1170
  • ECON 1110 or 1120

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • FSAD 1140, 1250, 1350/1360, 2310

Additional Requirements

  • See "All Majors" above
  • Econ 1110 and/or ECON 1120

 Complementary Preparation:

  • HD 110, 1150, or 1170
  • Coursework in PAM, DEA, NS

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • FSAD 1350/1360, 2370, 3320, 3250

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above
  • CHEM 1560/2080 or CHEM 2070/2080 or CHEM 2090/2080 or CHEM 2150/2160 
  • CHEM 3570/3580 (to enter as a junior)

Complementary Preparation:

  • FSAD 1140, BEE 1510, CS 1110, CS 1112, or CS 1300/INFO 1300
  • Coursework in HD, PAM, DEA, NS

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • PAM 2350 (required)
  • PAM 2000, 2101*, 2250 

*** Policy Analysis and Management recommends that students pursue PAM 2101 for the best Statistics preparation. Students should wait until they can take that course rather than substituting PAM 2100 or another Statistics course if they are unable to register for PAM 2101.       

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above
  • Cornell Math/Calculus depending on track (see HCP HCP curriculum sheet for more information)
  • ECON 1110

Complementary Preparation:

  • HD 1150, PSYCH 1101
  • DSOC 1101 or SOC 1101

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • NS 1150, 1220, 2600, 2750, 3410
  • Coursework in HD, PAM, DEA, FSAD

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above
  • CHEM 2070 (or 2090)/2080
  • CHEM 3570/3580 (if entering as a junior)

Complementary Preparation:

  • Biology (see HBHS curriculum sheet for specific options)
  • Coursework in HD, PAM, DEA, FSAD

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • HD 1150, 1170, 2180, 2200, 2650, 2800

Additional Requirements:

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • NS 1150, 1220, 2450, 2600, 2750, 3410, 3450

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above
  • CHEM 2070 (or 2090)/2080

Complementary Preparation:

  • Biology (see NS curriculum sheet for specific options)
  • HD 1110, 1150, or 1170
  • Coursework in PAM, DEA, FSAD

Major-specific coursework (at least one major course is required): 

  • PAM 2000, 2030, 2040, 2101***, 2300, 2550, 3120

*** Policy Analysis and Management recommends that students pursue PAM 2101 for the best Statistics preparation. Students should wait until they can take that course rather than substituting PAM 2100 or another Statistics course if they are unable to register for PAM 2101. Calculus needs to be taken if Statistics is not.       

Additional Requirements:

  • See "All Majors" above
  • Cornell Math/Calculus (see PAM curriculum sheet for more information)
  • ECON 1110

Complementary Preparation:

  • HD 1150, PSYCH 1101
  • DSOC 1101 or SOC 1101
  • GOVT 1111