Course Descriptions and Class Schedules

Course Descriptions

We offer you the ability to see the course descriptions in a downloadable and printable format. Please see the link below for the complete course catalog.

2023-2024 Course Catalog Course Descriptions

Summer Course Information

Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, a small village of 9,500 people in northern New York. The village, situated in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and near the St. Lawrence River, enjoys an ideal summer climate, with low humidity and daytime temperatures usually between 70° and 85°F.

Tennis, golf, swimming, canoeing, racquetball, fishing, and hiking are some of the summer leisure activities available on or near the campus. The North Country’s lakes, rivers and mountains, and its proximity to Canada and the Thousand Islands, make summer school at Clarkson a rewarding and enjoyable way to spend part of the summer.

General Information

There are several summer sessions at Clarkson. Each session is open to Clarkson students, including incoming freshmen and transfer students; students from other colleges who wish to take courses for transfer credit; and others who are pursuing some specific educational objective.

Non-Clarkson Students

Students who wish to take a course or two at Clarkson (but not enroll in a degree program) will need to complete a non-matriculated student application, and pay a $50 non-refundable administrative fee to assure course enrollment activity and/or transcript release. Students wishing to enroll in graduate level courses (500 level or higher) can complete the form online; students wishing to enroll in undergraduate level courses (001-499 level courses) should download the form.

*Students excluded from the $50 administrative fee include cross-registered students, Clarkson employees, Beacon River Institute Summer students, and Exchange program students.

If you would like more information about enrolling in a summer course, current Clarkson students should contact their SAS Specialist at 315-268-6451, or; non-Clarkson students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising at

  • Summer Session I: May 20 – June 22, 2024
  • Summer Session II: July 1 – August 3, 2024
  • 10 Week Session: May 20 – August 3, 2024

Class Schedules

Clarkson schedules courses on our campuses in Potsdam and Schenectady, NY, as well as online. Academic programs offered through the Potsdam campus are on a traditional 15-week calendar system, and are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional graduate programs are offered through the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady on a condensed 11-week calendar system. For specific term start and end dates, please view the Academic Calendar.

Commonly Requested Forms

Course Audit Form

Undergraduate Non-Degree Student Application

Associated Colleges Cross-Registration Form

CRC Cross-Registration Form for Union College and Siena College Students

Clarkson Catalogs

CTA Block