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Clark University Professor Nathan Ahlgren with Lennea Menin (center) and Emily Dart collect water samples from kettle ponds in Wellfleet, Mass.

At Clark, we believe deep learning moves from the classroom to the world. This is why we structure our curriculum around Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP), which connects classroom learning with action through world and workplace experiences.

Our world needs people who can think critically and creatively, and act thoughtfully, decisively, and compassionately. Here, you will learn and do — think and act — in ways that meet your personal ambitions and address our world’s global challenges.

An education that works

LEEP acts as both foundation and momentum; it’s an essential 21st-century educational experience. Watch this short video to better understand what you can expect from LEEP, and where it will take you.

The Clark education ensures that through the experiences you have today, you will meet the expectations of tomorrow. You develop essential knowledge and capabilities, then put your learning into action through internships, research, and other opportunities to prepare for a life and career on your terms. This is your pathway through LEEP.

Adjust to college life and build strong academic and social foundations.

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First-Year Intensives

Your First-Year Intensive (FYI) class sets the foundation for you to flourish as a member of the Clark community.

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Acquire the knowledge and abilities essential for success at — and after — Clark.

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Program of Liberal Studies

Build fundamental understanding in a variety of disciplines and make vital connections across subjects.

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Majors and Minors

Engage in work that marries theory and practice and prepare for advanced study and career success.

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Make substantive contributions in the workplace and the world.

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Problems of Practice

Connect your classroom learning to world and workplace challenges.

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Culminating Capstone

Demonstrate mastery in a discipline and your capacity to excel after Clark.

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Connect to our community of industry leaders and prepare for life after Clark.

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Career Preparation

Job shadowing, internships and our accelerated B.A./master’s degree program give you the Clark edge.

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Circle of support


From your first day at Clark through graduation, your personal team of teachers, mentors, counselors, and coaches will support and guide you as you determine your path. They’ll help you move forward and they’ll have your back.

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The LEEP Center

Our LEEP Center staff works with you to explore and refine your interests and connects you to resources that help you meet your personal and academic goals and prepare you for success after graduation.