"I chose IC because the staff, faculty, and administration made me feel like a person. I wasn’t going to be just another number to them; I knew that by attending Ithaca, I would be gaining a loving, supportive, and passionate learning community."

Connor Watson '23, Politics
Humanities and Sciences Pathways

Choosing a major is a journey. In our H&S Pathways program, take up to four semesters to try on different majors, all with the comfort of knowing you’re making progress toward your degree. Under the guidance of dedicated faculty advisors—and in the company of an energized cohort of new and seasoned H&S Pathways students—you’ll be uniquely positioned to explore across the liberal arts curriculum, so that when you do declare your major, you’ll be confident that your choice aligns with your intellectual passions, your career goals, and your personal values.

Faculty and Student Collaborations

Beth Ryan
Beth Ryan
Researching Tomorrow’s Solutions
Beth Ryan is unapologetic about nerding out to biochemistry and what might just be the coolest job ever: designing the future of medicine.
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Antara Sen ’22 and Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
Antara Sen & Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
Landing Out-of-This-World Opportunities
On a NASA mission, Antara Sen ’22 and Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph set national research and lifelong friendship into motion.
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Virtual appointments

Ask faculty and/or current students from the School of Humanities and Sciences all your questions and see what your life at IC could be like!

Take the Next Steps

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Check out additional information for admitted students compiled by IC's Office of Admission. 

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