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Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, B.A.

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Overview

Working with their advisor, students with a Liberal Studies major can design a rigorous program that permits them to explore interests and issues that cross the boundary between the Humanities and Social Sciences. The breadth of choice permits students to bring insights from numerous disciplines to bear on significant intellectual problems and to develop a broad set of skills which will help them analyze and understand the complexities of the modern world.

Faculty work individually with students to prepare them for careers in a world that demands creativity in analyzing problems, expertise in technology, and an understanding of diverse perspectives.

Accreditation

Clarkson University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank course levels and areas of studies matrix below for further details. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Liberal Studies majors at Clarkson benefit from the outstanding scholarship and personal attention of faculty in a very broad range of Liberal Arts disciplines: anthropology, creative writing, history, literature and film, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The Liberal Studies program allows students to focus on themes in Clarkson's curriculum – American Studies, Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Science, Technology, and Society – and other issues and problems that cross the boundary between the Humanities and Social Sciences.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

International students:

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
  • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
  • Certification of Finances Form (PDF)
  • Copy of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    64018 USD/year
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  • National

    64018 USD/year
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • Fellowship Scholarship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) - $10,000
  • Dean's Scholarship (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) - $15,000
  • Presidential Scholarship (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) - $25,000
  • Trustees Scholarship (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) - $50,000

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