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A full year of preparation for college in the USA

The Clark University Global Campus program provides an academically rigorous curriculum composed of English language and academic units designed to build confidence in English, academics, and the ability to succeed in the American classroom. This program is designed for student success and transformation — year one lays the critical foundation, both socially and academically, for the next three years.

In their three CUGC semesters, students earn 8 academic units of credit, equal to the first college year, towards their Clark bachelor’s degree in business, the humanities, or the sciences.

The curriculum is refreshed each year.

Sample curriculum below.

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Fall Semester 2022

Business Humanities Science
Exploring Global Leadership:
Sustainability in Costa Rica/China*
Career and Program Advising*
Navigating College Life I*

Spring Semester 2023

Business Humanities Science
Exploring Global Leadership:
Sustainability in Costa Rica/China*
Navigating College Life II*

Summer 2023 Bridge Program at Clark

Business Humanities Science
Living and Learning in the United States*
English Writing
Global Comparative Perspective

*Non-credit University Preparation classes

Sample Degree Programs at Clark

Business: Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management, Marketing

Humanities: Education, English, History, International Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics

Explore the full list of Clark majors, minors, and concentrations

Program Completion

To successfully complete the CUGC program and be fully admitted at Clark University, students must achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in academic units (with no grades less than C) and an average of 75 or higher (with no score under 70) in University Preparation classes.

  • CUGC is an 8 unit (32 academic credits) program.

Clark offers English for Academic Success summer language intensives for students who require additional English Language study prior to the program. Courses are taught online or in person: May-August 2022.