The core physics curriculum is 35 credit hours, flexible and allowing for multidisciplinary studies. Free and concentration electives account for 28 of the remaining 85 credits and can be used toward fulfilling the core course requirements of another major area. This allows physics majors to undertake a dual major in other fields. Popular dual major choices include computer science and mathematics, as well as computer, electrical and mechanical engineering.
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 credits)
- UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)