AEM Degree Requirements

The curriculum in the Dyson School offers a broad set of graduation requirements and opportunities reflecting upon Ezra Cornell’s revolutionary goal to found an institution “…where any person can find instruction in any study.” You will have an abundance of opportunities to enroll in more than 4,000+ Cornell courses offered by more than 100 departments allowing you to explore your interests.

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in applied economics and management (AEM) from the Dyson School, you must complete at least 120 credit hours from the following four categories:

Students will start with a balance of AEM Core courses and College Distribution requirements during the first and second year.  During your final two years you will work towards completing your selected concentration. The curriculum is rounded out with the Grand Challenges program, second concentrations, minors or electives.

Degree requirements are based on the semester in which you entered as a Dyson major for the first time. It is important for you to refer to the correct degree requirements. Students entering Dyson

Throughout your Dyson career, you will work closely with your Academic Advisor from the Dyson Office of Student Services. They will assist you in short- and long-term course planning, verification of degree requirements, provide connections to on-campus academic and wellness support services, and general support.

Visit the Courses of Study site to learn more about courses as well as policies and procedures within the Dyson School.