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Science Studies

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Science Studies allows you to enroll at Clarkson and take a basic foundation in mathematics and the sciences, then choose a major once you have learned more about what different disciplines involve. The world of science grows more fascinating every day. Exciting new discoveries are revolutionizing every field — from genetics to astrophysics, from biomolecular science breakthroughs to new insights into the electrochemistry of the human brain. For a student with strong skills in math and science and an inquiring mind, it's hard to know which area of science might be the most fun or the most fulfilling.

Science Studies students benefit from Clarkson's size and student/faculty ratio. As one of the smallest universities in the country ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "nationally ranked" institution, Clarkson offers a personal education with the benefits of a strong research program. Our student/faculty ratio is just 15:1.

A Clarkson science education builds on our reputation for rigorous preparation, real-world learning opportunities, and teamwork that spans disciplines. At Clarkson, you will have the opportunity to develop close relationships with professors who are involved in cutting-edge research. More than 250 undergraduates a year participate in sponsored research with professors.

Through Clarkson's award-winning program called SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design), you can join one of 16 teams that compete in academic competitions to solve real-world challenges. Competitions range from making robots to designing solutions to environmental waste problems to solar-powered vehicle racing.

Students working on a physics project

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.