Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Clarkson’s Humanities and Social Science department provides broader perspectives, external fields and technology competencies to all students through our dedicated faculty. Our department offers a small class size and provides excellent preparation for a career, professional study (law, medicine or health sciences) or graduate study and research.

As a department we are unique as we house multiple disciplines under one roof with 23 teacher-scholars from across the liberal arts world who love what they do. We have focused programs in history and political science with flexible programs in interdisciplinary humanities, social sciences and liberal studies.

Our students participate in conferences and get the chance to show their work to their peers and others around the community. Providing you the opportunity to show off your work while still in school helps prepare you for a job after graduation.

Our Programs

The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences offers a variety of majors and minors for a wide range of students. Our programs are purposefully built to spark thought, discussion and solutions to the problems you want to solve.

Undergraduate Minors & Advising Tracks

96% Class of 2022 Total Undergraduate Placement


of our students head straight into the workforce.

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Top Employers

Global Foundries • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic • Moog • Estee Lauder Companies • Google

$69,024 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2022

Top Grad Schools

Clarkson University • Cornell University • George Washington University  • Lehigh University • Michigan State University • Stanford University • University of California - Los Angeles • University of Chicago • University of Notre Dame  • Yale University School of Medicine


of students decide to continue their education in various post secondary programs.


of our graduates seek alternative positions like the military.

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