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Exploratory Courses

Exploratory (or introductory) courses offer more information about certain majors and their associated careers. The following is a list of courses offered through Purdue's colleges/schools. Course descriptions can be found on myPurdue.

Agriculture

  • AGR 10100: Introduction to the College Of Agriculture and Purdue University, 1 credit hour, fall
  • AGRY 11000: Survey of Turfgrass Culture, 1 credit hour, fall
  • AGRY 29000 (NRES 29000/EAS 11300): Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 credit hours, fall
  • ANSC 10200: Introduction to Animal Agriculture, 3 credit hours, fall and spring
  • ANSC 18100: Orientation to Animal Sciences, 1 credit hour, spring
  • ANSC 28100: Career Planning in Animal Science, 1 credit hour, spring
  • ASM 10400: Introduction to Agricultural Systems, 3 credit hours, fall and spring
  • BCHM 10000: Introduction to Biochemistry, 2 credit hours, fall
  • FS 16100: Science of Food, 3 credit hours, fall and spring
  • HORT 11000: Survey of Horticulture, 1 credit hour, spring
  • LA 10100: Survey of Landscape Architecture, 3 credit hours, fall
  • NRES 20000: Introduction to Environmental Careers, 1 credit hour, spring
  • YDAE 15200: Agricultural Communication Seminar, 3 credit hours, fall
  • YDAE 24000: Seminar in Agricultural Education, 1 credit hour, fall and spring

Engineering

  • ENGR 10300: Introduction to Careers in Engineering, 1 credit hour, fall (ENGR only)
  • ENGR 10400: Introduction to Engineering and Purdue, 1 credit hour, fall (ENGR only)
  • MSE 19000: Introduction to Materials Engineering, 1 credit hour, fall and spring
  • NUCL 11000: Introduction to Energy Engineering, 1 credit hour, fall

General Studies

  • GS 11900: Introduction to Academic Programs at Purdue, 1 credit hour, fall and spring
  • GS 19900: Strategies for a Successful First Year, 3 credit hours, fall and spring (Horizons only)

Health and Human Science

  • CSR 10000: Introduction to CSR (Consumer Sciences and Retailing), 1 credit hour, fall
  • HDFS 10000: Orientation to Current Issues in Human Development and Family Studies, 1 credit hour, fall (HDFS only)
  • HK 13500: Introduction to Health and Kinesiology, 1 credit hour, fall and spring
  • HSCI 10100: Introduction to the Health Sciences Professions, 2 credit hours, fall
  • HSCI 13000: Introduction to Medical Technology, 1 credit hour, fall and spring
  • HTM 10010: Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, 1 credit hour, fall
  • NUR 10800: Introduction to Nursing, 1 credit hour, fall (NURS only)
  • NUTR 10500: Nutrition in the 21st Century , 1 credit hour, fall (NUTR only)
  • NUTR 10600: Profession of Dietetics, 1 credit hour, fall and spring (NUTR only)
  • PSY 10000: Introduction to the Science and Fields of Psychology, 1 credit hour, fall and spring

Liberal Arts

  • ANTH 10000: Introduction to Anthropology, 3 credit hours, summer and fall
  • COM 10000: Introduction to Communication Studies, 1 credit hour, fall and spring (COM only)
  • DANC 13000: Fundamental Principles of Dance Technique, 2 credit hours, summer/fall/spring
  • MARS 12000: MARS (Middle Ages and Renaissance Studies) Explorations, 1 credit hour, fall or spring

Management

  • MGMT 10000: Management Lectures I, 1 credit hour, fall and spring (MGMT only)

Pharmacy and Phamaceutical Sciences

  • IPPH 10000: Pharmaceutical Sciences Orientation, 1 credit hour, fall
  • PHRM 10000: Pharmacy Orientation I, 1 credit hour, fall

Science

  • BIOL 11500: Biology Resource Seminar, 1 credit hour, fall (paired with BIOL 121)
  • CHM 19400: Freshman Chemistry Orientation, 1 credit hour, fall and spring
  • CS 19100: Freshman Resources Seminar, 1 credit hour, fall (CS only; co-req with CS 177 or 180)
  • MA 10800: Math as a Profession and a Discipline, 1 credit hour, fall
  • STAT 17000: Introduction to Actuarial Science, 2 credit hours, fall

Technology

  • AT 10100: Gateway to Aviation Technology, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer (permission required)
  • AT 10200: Aviation Business, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer
  • BCM 10001: Introduction to Construction, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer
  • CGT 10100: Introduction to Computer Graphics Technology, 3 credit hours, fall and spring (permission required)
  • ECET 12000: Gateway to Electrical Engineering Technology, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer
  • IT 10400: Industrial Organization, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer
  • MET 14300: Materials and Processes I or MET 14400: Materials and Processes II, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer
  • TECH 12000: Technology and the Individual, 3 credit hours, fall/spring/summer (TECH only)

Veterinary Medicine

  • VM 10200: Careers in Veterinary Medicine, 1 credit hour, fall/spring/summer (distance learning)
  • VM 14000: Introduction to Veterinary Technology, 1 credit hour, fall (VT only)

Undergraduate Studies Program

  • EDPS 10500: Academic and Career Planning, 3 credit hours, fall and spring (USP only)

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