Exploratory Programs

Exploratory students must select an area of interest. This allows them to narrow their focus down to a particular group of common majors that match their interests. Students will have an assigned academic advisor within their area of interest who will provide specialized advising for their area. If a student is not ready to choose an area of interest and would like to be completely exploratory, they can choose the “Still Deciding” area of interest.

Note: Choosing an area of interest does not mean that a student is declared or guaranteed admission into that major. It means that they are Exploratory and have selected a specific area of interest to explore before declaring a major.


This option is for students who want to explore all majors and/or are not yet ready to narrow down their exploration to a specific area of interest. Those interested in exploring the Interdisciplinary Studies Program should also choose this concentration.

Select if exploring the following major areas: Art History, Studio Art, Communication, Art Education PK-12, English, English Education 7-12, History, History/Social Studies Education 7-12, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, all World Languages (including World Language Education 7-12)

Select if exploring the Business Administration major, with the following concentrations: Accounting, Business Economics, Business Information Systems, Finance, Management and International Business, Marketing, Public Utilities Management

Select if exploring the following major areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary-Bilingual Education, Collaborative Special-Elementary Education, Special Education, Information and Library Science.

Select if exploring the following major areas: Accelerated Athletic Training, Communication Disorders, Exercise and Sport Science, Health Science, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, Physical Education PK-12, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sport Management, Social Work

Select if exploring the following major areas: Anthropology, Journalism, Political Science, Political Science Ed, Psychology, Sociology

Select if exploring the following major areas: Biology, Biology Education 7-12, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry Education 7-12, Computer Science, Data Science, Earth Science, Earth Science Education 7-12, Environmental Systems and Sustainability, Geography, Math, Math Education 7-12, Physics, Physics Education 7-12