Connecting theory and practice
At Clark, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of a well-defined field by pursuing a traditional major, such as mathematics or film. You can also break free of conventional intellectual boundaries by choosing one of our interdisciplinary programs, such as innovation and entrepreneurship, or designing your own major.
No matter which disciplines you choose to explore in greatest depth — computer science or comparative literature, peace studies or philosophy, management or international development and social change — you’ll dive deeply into intriguing topics, work closely with faculty members and classmates, explore the relationship between theory and practice, and prepare for advanced study and career success in the areas of your choice.
Each major area at Clark offers unprecedented opportunities to put your knowledge into action and learn through firsthand research and creative work. For example:
- An environmental science major may take a course that includes lectures by local conservation experts and hands-on training at ecological sites throughout Massachusetts.
- A molecular biology major might conduct laboratory research, alongside a professor and peers. that is ultimately published in an academic journal.
- A music major may take a course that involves teaching local elementary school students how to play instruments and explores the relationship between the arts and social action.
- A geography major with an interest in urban development might complete an internship in a developing nation to help design and create improved public parks and spaces.
- A media, culture and the arts major interested in journalism might learn firsthand from individuals working at local newspapers about the challenges and responsibilities of an urban reporter.