What is Exploratory Studies?
Exploratory Studies is a non-designated major for first year students at ISU. Selecting a college major is an important decision because you have many interests and excel at different tasks. But don’t panic; Exploratory Studies can help you choose the right major, a process which involves time, information, and commitment. It takes time to consider all of the options. You will also need information based on accurate data, statistics, knowledge, and advice.
It can be difficult to select an area from all of the majors offered at Indiana State University. The great number of opportunities certainly makes it possible to select a program that satisfies your interests and abilities. Your decision will take introspection and self-exploration.
By selecting Exploratory Studies as your area of study during your freshman year, you will receive the information and assistance necessary to make your choice of majors a carefully planned and researched decision. Exploratory Studies is one of several programs located in Student Academic Services that can assist you with your college career.
Why choose Exploratory Studies as a major?
Students choose Exploratory Studies for a variety of reasons. Some students have so many interests that limiting their choices seems problematic. Other students have narrowed down the choices to two or three, but want more in-depth information before making a final decision. Still others are certain of their ultimate goal that involves attending a professional school after graduation (such as Medical or Law school) but would like more guidance when it comes to the choice of an undergraduate major.
Who is in the Exploratory Studies major?
You will not be alone! The Exploratory Studies major had the second largest enrollment of all majors at ISU during the fall 2005 Semester.
What can I expect from my Exploratory Studies Advisor?
Academic advising is an integral part of your success at the University. Your Exploratory Studies advisor will serve as a central source of information and referral to assist you in accessing various campus resources.
Your advisor is trained in major and career exploration and will help you select the best program of study based on your interests and goals.
Additionally, your advisor is knowledgeable about majors throughout the University, which will help you make a smooth transition into your final area of study.
To contact an Exploratory Studies advisor, please contact our receptionist at 812-237-2700.
Our office is located in the Center for Student Success on the 2ndfloor of Gillum Hall.