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Clarkson University Academics

Clarkson University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

Clarkson University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Clarkson University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 78% of students who started college at Clarkson University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Clarkson University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at Clarkson University?

Clarkson University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Clarkson University.

Majors at Clarkson University

When choosing a major, Clarkson University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Clarkson University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Clarkson University does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Clarkson University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Clarkson University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Clarkson University Have An Online Program?

Clarkson University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Clarkson University Give Credit for AP Classes?

Clarkson University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Clarkson University Have An Honors Program?

Clarkson University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Clarkson University Require Internships?

Clarkson University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Clarkson University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Clarkson University include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Clarkson University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Clarkson University offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering

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Clarkson University Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Information Technology
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Environmental Toxicology
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Accounting and Finance
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
History, General

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