Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

Core Requirements

Students majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies are required to complete the following courses:
HSS120 Introducing the Liberal Arts (1 credit)
HSS480 Major Research Seminar (3 credits)

Core Electives
The following are electives students are required to complete for the interdisciplinary liberal studies major.

Major Topical or Thematic Focus Courses
Students must complete eight courses within an appropriate topical or thematic focus from the following:

Pre-Professional External Field Electives
Students must complete five courses in a pre-professional external field, such as business, communications and media, pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, etc. This pre-professional concentration provides students with opportunities to increase their career choices, while exploring a wide variety of interests through their major.

Free Electives
Students majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies will have the ability to have free electives of their choice throughout the program.