Welcome New Students


When do I start on my major?
The number of courses required for a major at Clark can range from as few as 12 to as many as 19. If you are interested in some of the more intensive majors (for example, studio art, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, management, physics) you should begin work in your first semester; however, most students should feel comfortable using their first few semesters to explore various academic disciplines throughout the liberal arts. Students may formally declare their majors in the first semester of their sophomore year and must declare a major by the end of the sophomore year.

Can I also declare a minor?
You may minor in certain approved areas outside your major by completing a minimum of six specified courses in a particular discipline. Students may also choose an interdisciplinary, formal concentration in Bioinformatics, Computational Science, Ethics and Public Policy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Law and Society, Peace Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Urban Development and Social Change. Students must declare their intention to complete a minor or concentration by the end of their junior year.

Note: Students cannot self-design a minor.

View a list of Clark's majors, minors and concentrations.