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Let’s call it, exploring your options. Not sure what to major in? You’re not alone. In fact, one of the most popular choices for Clarke University freshmen is to begin as an open major. That’s part of the joy of going to college – it’s a time to explore coursework in various fields to find the right track for you. We are here to help you through your discovery process. We’ll help you schedule your courses so that you benefit from taking classes in various disciplines while completing general education requirements. These classes will count toward graduation while allowing you to see a breadth of possibilities – all while still being able to graduate in four years.

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Program Details

All Clarke students – whether they declare a major or not – are not officially accepted into an academic major until their sophomore or junior year, so you will be ready to join a program at the same time as those who declared majors earlier. When you become a Clarke student, you won’t get someone trying to push you through a cookie-cutter curriculum plan. Instead, you’ll work with an advisor who is a full-time faculty member.

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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There’s more to college than going to class.

The Classroom and Beyond

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Our Students & Alumni

Shelley Shafer, DO

Shelley Shafer, DO

Biology '08

As an open major, my advisor helped me select classes that would count both toward a science degree, biology or chemistry, and as general credits. It allowed me to explore and fully decide what path I wanted to choose without adding on semesters.

Allison Graesing

Allison Graesing

Elementary Education '18
Even if you haven’t decided upon a major, here you can be free and open to all possibilities. You have the opportunity to explore and express yourself in any way possible.

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