Exploratory Studies Explore Your Options

Welcome to Exploratory Studies!

With over 220 majors offered at Purdue University, finding the right one can be a challenge. In Exploratory Studies, we can help you make an informed decision about your future.

Statistically, college students often change their majors. Rather than beginning in one major, only to discover later that it’s not the right fit for you, why not begin exploring with us? Our knowledgeable staff of academic advisors will partner with you to develop a plan which includes taking courses that fit into multiple majors simultaneously. Therefore, once you have selected your major, you can transition into that program without having spent time in courses that do not apply.

How do we do this? The academic advisors in Exploratory Studies offer advising unique to each student. Students will work with their advisors to identify interests, values, skills, educational goals, and career objectives. Together, you will explore the possibilities at Purdue and find the one that fits you and your goals best.

Through learning more about yourself, Purdue majors, and future careers, you can begin your college career on the right path and graduate in a timely manner. Our historical data shows that 85% of Exploratory Students who finish college do not change their mind once they have declared a major.

In Exploratory Studies, we look forward to assisting you with your exploration as you discover the best fit for you and continue toward receiving your Purdue University degree.

Linda Gregory  

Linda S. Gregory

Director, Exploratory Studies




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