History majors shine in careers in which critical thinking, historical perspective and strong writing skills are essential for success. A few such careers include those in education, law, business, not-for-profits and start-ups.
The political science major has a total of 28 out of the 120 credit hours devoted to program-specific classes. This leaves flexibility to narrow your area of interest with minors, concentrations or double majors.
As a student at Clarkson, you work with political science faculty on many different research projects. You will 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 Clarkson student, 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 participate in an extraordinary array of internships. Clarkson students attending the Washington Semester have worked for the World Bank, NBC, Greenpeace, and 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.