Transition Academic Programs

Explore Program

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Explore provides opportunities for students to discover direction in choosing a major that leads to meaningful work.

The Explore Program helps students who are undecided choose a field of study that meets their academic and career goals. The Explore Program takes a comprehensive approach by identifying strengths, best majors, and mental resilience skills to ensure the major students choose contributes to their long-term academic success. The program accomplishes this through exploration assessments, workshops, individual advising, and traditional courses.
The Explore Program is open to all Texas A&M students seeking to develop a better understanding of various majors. 

Explore is designed for students who:

  1. are uncertain of their current major
  2. want to explore other potential majors
  3. seek to identify personal talents & interests in order to select a major

If any of the above apply to you, we encourage you to participate and register for any of the Explore Programs (read descriptions in the next section).

The Explore Program offers a variety of programing options to help students explore and choose a major. Students can select one or more than one programming options to help with discovering direction.

Explore Majors Appointment

Individual advising appointment for students that need assistance in clarifying or choosing a major can complete the Focus 2 Career assessment and meet with an Explore Advisor in order to dig deeper about how their academic strengths connect to majors.  Email the Explore Manager, Andy Gibson, at to set up an appointment.
          Spring 2023
          Weekdays during business hours

Explore Major/Career Course (UGST 181-550)

A half semester, non-credit course (this means it’s free!) that focuses on providing students with learning opportunities to explore their strengths, best majors, and mental resilience skills.  Students learn a process for choosing a major/career that will allow them to make informed decisions about choosing a major.  This format allows students several weeks to process and implement strategies that they learn.  Register in Howdy like your other semester classes.
          Spring 2023

          Monday 4:10pm – 5:00pm  |  Jan 23 – Mar 6  |  MILS 316


Majors & Minors Fair (Event)

This event allows Texas A&M students to explore majors, minors and possible career options.  Students are invited to attend on the date and location below. Sign up at the below, but registration is not required to attend.
          Spring 2023
          March 8 (Wed)  |  11:00am – 2:00pm  |  MSC 2406
          Sign up (opens Feb 15): 

During the Majors & Minors Fair, college representatives will be available for discussion about majors, minors, and certificates.  With over 200 degrees, majors, and tracks as well as over 100 minors, there are great options for your education.  Join us and discover direction!

Choosing a Major & Career (Workshop) 

This interactive presentation encourages undecided students to engage in the process of making an informed decision about their major/career by informing students of the resources at Texas A&M University for major/career exploration.  This is a collaborative effort with representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services and the Career Center.  This workshop great for students that are completely undecided or for students with a few ideas already.  It can be to catalyst for the next step in the process discovering direction.  
          Spring 2023 

          Feb 7 (Tue)  |  4:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Koldus 209
          April 19 (Wed)  |  4:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Koldus 209


Please email the Explore Program Manager, Andy Gibson, at with any questions about the opportunities offered with the TAP Explore Program.