If you have a broad range of talents and interests, and making a positive global impact is your goal, consider Clarkson's social documentation program.

Combining a major in the humanities and social sciences with a major in communication and media, you merge a wide range of research skills into a concrete set of production skills.

As a social documentation student, you produce portfolio pieces that explore your intellectual curiosities while demonstrating your ability to deliver in demanding job markets. Whether you are interested in producing oral histories from the under-represented or launching websites and online content that documents social issues, Clarkson works to ensure you find this program appropriate.

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Your Future

Career Opportunities

With a degree in social documentation, you will be prepared to begin your career in any of the following areas:

  • content creation for the public and private sector
  • social media advocacy
  • web-based education and outreach
  • web-based training content creation
  • support and outreach for NGOs
  • data visualization
  • employment with social justice organizations
  • digital content curation
  • public or private radio or television broadcasting
  • leadership in media-oriented firms
  • nonprofit creation and leadership
  • consultant work
  • museum installation work
  • geographic information systems (GIS) creation
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The Social Documentation double major represents 67 of the 120 credits required for graduation. The remaining credits are earned in knowledge area electives combined with the Clarkson common experience. This flexibility allows you to explore your interests while earning your degree.Take courses such as :

  • History of Social Documentation
  •  Feature Film Screenwriting
  • The History and Art of Animation
  • Digital Design
  • Introduction to Web Design 
  • Typography and Design

Social Documentation Major Curriculum


Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your social documentation double major.

Clarkson Minors

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

As an undergraduate in social documentation, you will have the opportunity to take on internships/co-ops in a variety of different roles. A few of these opportunities include working as a Title IX office intern, an intern at the Champlain College Emergent Media Center, an InVentiv Creative Studios intern and a Biodiversity Heritage Library resident (Harvard University).

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