Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jun 12, 2024  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Study 2019-2020

McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Cayuga Lake in the fallThe Courses of Study catalogs Cornell University’s diverse academic programs and resources. Explore the side navigation links for information about colleges, departments, course offerings, and requirements for majors and minors. Course offerings are updated throughout the year and are subject to change. Policies and requirements are updated annually. The Courses of Study in effect during the academic year in which a student matriculates defines the criteria for completion of the student’s degree.

General information pertaining to the university is below, including the current roster of scheduled classes, university-wide requirements, and select university policies, initiatives, and interdisciplinary centers. Use the My Favorites tool to save selected courses and information to a personal account.

The Courses of Study is published yearly by the Office of the University Registrar and is only available online. Use the Help button to find codes and definitions, and answers to frequently asked questions.  A statement about the 2019-2020 Academic Year appears below. 

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General Information

Enrollment, Credit, and Requirements Catalog Information
Program and Course Information Select Policies and Disclosures
Calendars and Class Schedules Exams and Grading
Special Statement Regarding Spring 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Cornell University’s Spring 2020 semester. Course instruction modes were shifted to online, and grading basis and course drop deadlines were extended.

In addition, a transcript notation was added to each enrolled student’s academic record, noted within the spring 2020 term. The transcript notation language follows:

During Spring 2020 semester, the COVID-19 pandemic required significant changes to coursework. Unusual enrollment patterns and grades reflect the tumult of the time, not necessarily the work of the individual.