Many of Clarkson's brightest students begin college without a specific major because they have broad abilities and a wide range of interests.

If you are this kind of person, University Studies may be the perfect program for you. University Studies allows you to investigate options during your first year. You take foundation courses from all four of our academic areas: business, engineering, liberal arts, and science. At the end of two semesters, you can enroll in any major and still earn your bachelor's degree in four years. A majority of our student declare a major by the end of their first year.

Clarkson offers 50 programs of study within three schools: the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, the School of Business, and the School of Arts & Sciences. Our historic strengths in business, engineering, liberal arts, and science remain at the core of the curriculum. But these programs have also been combined into cross-disciplinary majors, such as engineering and management, environmental science and policy, and digital arts and sciences.

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About University Studies

This program option gives you a chance to gain time in making a very important decision. You gain knowledge about different academic areas and about your own strongest interests and abilities. Plus, you build a strong core academic foundation that will improve your perspective in any professional field. You also take advantage of Clarkson's technology-rich environment.

Presentations by faculty from all four areas cover not only courses and curricula, but also career goals and campus activities. At career fairs, you can talk about professions with employers and learn what they're looking for in graduates. And you can also meet Clarkson alumni, who will share their experiences and insights. In class and in extracurricular activities, you will get to know other students who will tell you about different programs and the kinds of people attracted to various fields.

What's your purpose? Achieve it here.