Contractual Liberal Arts Major (CLAM)

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The Contractual Liberal Arts Major (CLAM) is an option that permits the student to design an individualized academic major drawn from the total academic offerings of SUNY Brockport. This option is intended to accommodate the interests of students whose academic goals would not be met by an existing academic major, a double major, or a major-minor combination, nor by an existing academic major plus a carefully planned sequence of electives. The CLAM must be related to an existing disciplinary major.

The CLAM option is open to all students in good academic standing at The College Brockport. Students wishing to exercise this option should seek appropriate faculty advisement. Once the program proposed by the student and faculty advisors has been approved by both the CLAM committee and the dean of the appropriate school or the Delta College director, it becomes a contract between the student and SUNY Brockport. Revision may be accomplished through the same procedure used in seeking initial approval.

The title of the CLAM, which must be distinct from that of any established major, is not the title that will identify the student’s major on the student’s final transcript. When a CLAM is awarded, the registrar’s office will revert the major back to the major that contains the most credits completed in the CLAM. 

For more information about the CLAM, contact the Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Monica Brasted,, or (585) 395-2157.

Last Updated 7/23/21