It is very common for students to be unsure of a major at the beginning of their educational journey or change it along the way. It is at this point that students need to explore courses, careers of interest, and work on completing the OSU Baccalaureate Core. Exploratory students work with both their Academic Advisor and Career Development Center as they decide on a major. University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is the academic home for students who have chosen to explore their options prior to deciding on a major.
A student who is undecided on a major of study is considered Exploratory. Whether you are a First-Year student trying to clarify your path or a returning student changing career goals, exploring is the key to progressing from an Exploratory Student to a student with a major and home college. It takes work, but OSU-Cascades offers the support you need to succeed.
Exploratory Advising Guide - plan and track your exploration journey!
It is important as an Exploratory Students at OSU-Cascades that you are continuously working toward developing a plan and declaring a major that will work for you! Actively explore to determine your goals and commitments to your eduction. Below are suggestions on how to begin exploring:
Take courses to help you explore majors
Talk to Professors and students already in the major you are considering
Take a Career Development Course or Workshop
Meet with your Advisor Each Term (required for Exploratory Students)