The School of Arts & Sciences provides the foundation for all of Clarkson's degree programs and offers distinctive majors and minors that can set you you apart in the competitive marketplace.
The broad infusion of Arts & Sciences into your academic experience at Clarkson helps you acquire and hone the quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and effective communication skills you need to complement deep disciplinary-based knowledge and influence your future as responsible citizens, effective professionals and leaders.
Arts & Sciences faculty are teacher-scholars who excel in the classroom and include Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Career Award Winners, journal editors, authors and numerous professional society fellows among other external recognition of their distinguished track records in research and thought leadership. Many students, regardless of discipline, gain world relevant experience joining grant-funded faculty research projects and pursue independent studies with faculty in fields aligned to their own personal interests and passions. Your education is greatly enhanced in this personal and friendly learning environment that draws undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff together into a cohesive and stimulating learning community.
If you choose to major in the humanities, social sciences, education, sciences and arts as an undergraduate, your personal interactions with faculty are akin to attending a small liberal arts institution, but with the advantage of added learning and opportunities to do research in a technology-rich environment that values immersing all students into the intersections of science, engineering, arts and business.
Our rapidly changing and increasingly complex world makes it desirable for you to consider if you can extend your education beyond just one major. The School of Arts & Sciences provides you with the opportunity to explore double majors, minors and extracurricular options across fields of study that will enrich your overall experience.
In addition to faculty advising from within your major, undergraduate students interested in graduate school for professional programs have access to special advising programs with faculty and staff well versed in the admission requirements, graduate entrance exams and overall skills preparation required. The University's ROTC Battalions for the US Army Military Science and US Air Force Aerospace Studies are also part of the School of Arts & Sciences.