Humanities, interdisciplinary social sciences and interdisciplinary liberal studies majors shine in careers where critical thinking, historical perspective and strong writing skills are essential for success. A few of those careers include those in education, law, business, not-for-profits and start-ups.
Interdisciplinary social sciences/humanities/liberal studies majors devote 28 of the total 120 credit hours to program-specific classes. This gives you flexibility to narrow your area of interest with minors, concentrations or double majors. Take courses such as :
- Introducing the Liberal Arts
- Environmental Ethics
- Contemporary Moral Issues
- Introduction to Culture and Society
- Environmental Policy
You will work with humanities and social sciences faculty on research projects in history, film, philosophy, etc. You also have the opportunity to work with fellow students and professors on cross-campus, interdisciplinary research in the areas of environment, health, gender and sexuality, and business.
Internship and Co-op Opportunities
As a student at Clarkson, you have the opportunity to apply for the Washington and N.Y. Assembly Internships. These unique opportunities allow you to attend American University in Washington D.C. for a semester or intern at the N.Y. State Assembly. In Washington, you will take 12 university credits worth of classes and an extraordinary array of internships. Clarkson students attending the Washington Semester have worked for the World Bank, NBC, Greenpeace, Homeland Security and as legislative aides to members of Congress. The Albany internships allow you to contribute to the ongoing development of state policy in the assembly.
Regional and local internships are also available for you at museums, not-for-profits and other educational organizations.