At Clarkson, our flexible undergraduate majors provide students with the opportunities to supplement their studies with additional academic interests through minors, concentrations and tracks.
Minors are programs where students take a smaller amount of credits in a particular area of study that complements the major. Pursuing one or more minors allows students to add another area of specialization outside the major. Minors typically require 15 or more credit hours of specified coursework. Clarkson offers 50 minors spanning all of our schools in engineering, arts, sciences, business, environmental studies and interdisciplinary programs. Students can also create their own minor through our "individually designed" minor option.
Professional Concentrations are a way to build an area of specialized expertise within, or closely related to, their degree program major. Concentrations typically require approximately 15 credit hours of coursework. Clarkson offers over a dozen professional concentrations in arts, sciences, engineering, engineering management and environmental studies.
Advising Tracks are a way for our students to prepare for further professional study in professional graduate school programs in health sciences and law. Students at Clarkson do not major in health sciences or law, but instead have special advising from Clarkson faculty and staff to ensure they are well prepared for applying to and entering their respective graduate programs.