Transition Academic Programs

Explore Program

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, group advising, and traditional courses. Students can choose any combination of these tools to complete the Explore Program.
The Explore Program is open to all General Studies, Gateway, and TEAM students seeking to develop an in-depth 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 develop self-awareness on personal attributes 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 has an extensive selections of programing options. Students are encouraged to select more than one programming option to help with major exploration needs.

Explore Course

This semester-long, non-credit course focuses on providing students with the opportunity to explore their strengths, best majors, and mental resilience skills through experimental activities, discussion, and personal assessments within specific major tracks of interest.

EXP 101 Workshop

This three-week workshop entails meeting twice a week in order to provide the students the foundational structure for how to develop the appropriate self-awareness and mental resilience skills for major exploration.

Individual Advising

The Explore Program suggest students participating in the Explore courses or workshops meet with a Explore Advisor individually in order to conduct further introspection on strengths, best majors, and mental resilience skills.

Group Advising

Students interested in a specific industry could participate in group advising which will meet once a month.

  • Major Tracks covered in group advising include:

    • Health

    • Business

    • Arts

    • Education

    • Science/Engineering​


Registration Options


EXP 101 Course: Register on Howdy

EXP 101 Workshop: Register on ERS

EXP Individual Adviser: Contact Explore Program Coordinator, Omar Figueroa, at

EXP Group Adviser: Fall 2018 Semester Calendar will be posted soon.                     


Where do I register for the Explore workshops?

To register for the Explore workshops please register in ERS.

What type of students participate in the Explore programs?

Students uncertain of major seeking to find their best major.

Is it possible to register for Explore programs if the student is not in General Studies, Gateway, or TEAM?

Yes, all students uncertain of what major to choose and seeking reassurance of their current major are welcome to participate. Please email Omar Figueroa, Explore Program Coordinator, at

Where are Explore programs usually held?

Meeting rooms in the MSC or Hotard Hall.

If a student is seeking to meet with an adviser individual, how does the student schedule a meeting?

Please, email Omar Figueroa Explore Program Coordinator at with the best dates and times for an individual Explore advising meeting.