Students are encouraged to consult an academic advisor before choosing any curriculum.
Exploratory Curricula for Undecided Students
First-time students who are unsure of their major may enroll in a thirty-credit exploratory curriculum. There are four exploratory curricula: humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences/mathematics. These curricula are designed to give students the opportunity to take some common required courses that will help them graduate within four years once they choose their major.
A pre-professional curriculum is not a major. Students are encouraged to declare a major together with pursuing a pre-professional curriculum. Some professional programs require a bachelor's degree. Even if a bachelor's degree is not required, admission to a professional program is often very competitive, and pursuing a major provides students with an alternative career path.
Advising for pre-health programs, including pre-medicine and pre-dental, pre-law and pre-social work is available through the University Advising Center. The pre-professional curricula in the college are: