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Whether you hope to save lives, defend justice, or help build the future, there’s no time like the present to start laying the groundwork for a successful and rewarding career.

At Clark, we know that a liberal arts education is the best preparation for a professional career. The Academic Advising Center will work closely with you to map out an educational path for your successful future in law, medicine, or engineering. The robust interdisciplinary opportunities that distinguish Clark’s undergraduate experience will stand in your favor as you pursue the profession of your choice.

Prehealth

Clark is committed to helping you find the right path toward a career in medicine and other health care professions. Our prehealth advisers will work with you to outline a personalized prehealth trajectory, including plans for medical school. They will connect you with valuable résumé-building opportunities, including emergency room volunteering and surgeon shadowing.

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Prelaw

Pre-law students benefit from Clark’s institutional commitment to social consciousness, diversity, inclusion, and the defense of justice. Pre-law advisers will help you develop an individualized approach to the law school application process and will provide guidance about writing personal essays and finding relevant internships.

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3/2 Engineering

This five-year program is offered in conjunction with Columbia University. For the first three years, you’ll take pre-engineering courses in math and the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Then you’ll undertake two years of advanced engineering studies at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Upon completion, you will receive both a B.A. degree from Clark and a B.S. in Engineering from Columbia.

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Student Perspectives

Rachael Chen leaning on brick wall
Because of my time at Clark, I have the tools I need to excel in experiences I have outside of the classroom, such as internships, jobs, and research projects.
Rachael Chen Political science major and aspiring lawyer Prelaw
Lucyna Kogut standing behind ambulence
After four years here, I’m very happy I chose Clark. Every day, my decision is reaffirmed.
Lucyna Kogut Biology major/premed, EMT, researcher of genomes, and aspiring family physician Prehealth
Nikolay Ionkin sitting in front of chalk board
I get the best of both worlds — a focus on engineering but at the same time, diversity in the coursework I completed as part of my liberal arts degree from Clark.
Nikolay Ionkin Clark physics alum and mechanical engineering undergrad at Columbia 3/2 Engineering