2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Center for Academic Success
Dr. Renee Bernard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploratory Studies is designed to help students in their academic and career exploration process, including self-discovery, self-assessment, exploring various careers, and creating an academic plan. This is a temporary declaration and students are encouraged to declare a major by the end of their fourth full-time semester. Students are not able to graduate with exploratory studies designation. When students declare a major, they then follow the catalog requirements at the time of formal change, in accordance with the change of major policy.
There are six different tracks students can choose from:
- Arts, Humanities, and Culture
- Business, Industry, & Communications
- Education and Public Service
- Health and Human Services
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Students are encouraged to choose at least one of these tracks. The discovery track is designed for students who want to explore various tracks.
Student Learning Outcomes:
The learning outcomes include:
- Develop research and critical thinking skills by learning how to find, use, evaluate, and apply multiple resources and knowledge related to academic and career decision making;
- Integrate self-assessment results and the influence and impact on academic and career choice;
- Acquire significant knowledge of the processes and tools available for exploring potential majors and careers, including the development of short and long-term action plans for academic and career pursuit;
- Understand and utilize personal, academic, and career resources offered by the University to support personal and academic success;
- Identify and apply effective approaches to time management, goal setting, critical thinking, and written and verbal communication.