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Undergraduate Programs

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Applied Mathematics & Statistics — The Applied Mathematics and Statistics curriculum is designed to prepare students to be practitioners of applied mathematics and statistics by giving them a sound background in mathematics and statistics and an exposure to areas of engineering, natural science, social science or business that give rise to significant applications of mathematics.

Computer Science — The Computer Science curriculum provides a solid basis in fundamental topics such as programming, data structures, algorithms, languages, operating systems, and compilers. In addition, there is a variety of optional courses such as artificial intelligence, graphics, software, networks, and cryptography. There is enough flexibility in the program to allow students to develop other interests at the level of a minor or even a double major.

Digital Arts & Sciences — This new multidisciplinary program is centered primarily in mathematics, computer science and technical communications. It provides an education in both the artistic and scientific aspects of digital graphic arts. The program provides a natural "Clarkson-flavored" expansion into the fine arts arena while maintaining the strong scientific and technical profile. The program also addresses a growing career area in fields as diverse as entertainment (movies and computer/video games), education (Web-based delivery of exciting educational materials), computational science (scientific visualization), graphics for virtual reality applications, etc.

Mathematics — The Mathematics curriculum lays a solid foundation of both methods and concepts with courses in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. Students can specialize with courses in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The program is flexible enough to allow for minors or double majors in other areas such as physics or computer science.

Software Engineering — Software engineering is one of the hottest areas around. The software engineer is a key player in most modern high-tech innovations and crucial business systems. He or she has to be concerned with user requirements, cost constraints, timely delivery of a product, feasibility of the customer's concept, quality of the software product, reliability, safety, and long-term maintenance. This takes a strong base of technical skills coupled with an ability to communicate and manage projects well.

Mathematics Minors — Find out more information about minors in various fields such as Computational Science, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Computer Science Minors — Find out more information about minors in various fields such as Computer Science, Computational Science and Information Technology.

Advanced Placement Exams — If you did not take the AP exam of the College Entrance Examination Board, or if you took one and scored below 4, you may still receive advanced placement and credit by passing Clarkson's exams during Orientation Weekend.

Off-Campus Permission Form — If you intend to take a course off-campus you need to fill out the off-campus permission form to assure the transfer of appropriate credit to Clarkson.

Summer Mathematics — Most students will benefit from extra preparation in math during the summer before coming to Clarkson. We have lots of ways for you to get some help.

"The Clarkson faculty have been a constant source of encouragement for me. My advice for future students is to not shy away from elective courses but to take them for the enriching experience they can be."

— Jason Kurtz, 2000 Math graduate


"The Clarkson experience gave me the ability to work in a team and the confidence to work on my own. The faculty were always helpful and caring."

— Karyn Smith, 2000 Computer Science graduate