Exploratory Studies Explore Your Options

Research college majors, coursework, and careers

EDPS 10500 will teach you how to use a plan of study to fulfill your academic goals and how to research and evaluate online resources.  However, there are things you can do on your own to explore majors, courses, and careers. 

Questions to ask yourself

  • What majors does Purdue offer? What skills will these majors teach me?
  • What classes are available at Purdue for my major and for general education?
  • What types of activities and assignments might I expect in those classes?  Reading books?  Writing?  Group projects?  Solving problems?  Using the computer?
  • What are some career titles I've heard or read about that I find interesting?
  • What might be some daily tasks in the careers I'm interested in?  

Investigate Purdue majors and coursework

Purdue offers nationally-ranked degrees in engineering, management, and agriculture, but there are many other quality major options for our students.  In fact, we offer nearly 200 majors within 10 colleges and schools. Here are resources you can use to research Purdue majors and the courses that comprise each one:

Connect majors to career paths

It can be both freeing and overwhelming to realize that most majors, even those such as nursing or engineering, do not have a single linear career path.  After you take courses and select a major, you’ll then need to identify career paths you would like to investigate:


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