Exploratory tracks

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We urge students to declare a major as soon as possible, as this is the best way to graduate in four years. For those who are not ready to make that choice upon admission, we offer exploratory tracks designed to help students find the right major.

  • Each track provides advising support and opportunities to explore majors within broadly defined academic areas.
  • Students will satisfy general education requirements common to all majors while taking focused courses in the area of their choosing.
  • Each track is limited to 45 credit hours or less, after which students must declare a major.
  • Students may switch to another track at any time, but should meet with an advisor before doing so.

Communication Arts

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Communication Studies
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Media Arts and Studies
  • Public Relations

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Fine Arts

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Art
  • Art History

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Humanities

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • German
  • Linguistics
  • Near Eastern Languages
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Romance Languages
  • Slavic Studies

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Life Sciences

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Environmental Science
  • Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Psychology

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Music

Majors associated with this exploratory track: Composition, Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Business, Music Technology, Instrumental and Vocal Music Education.

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Performing Arts

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Dance
  • Theatre

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Physical Sciences and Math

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Computer Science (B.A.)
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

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Social Sciences

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • History
  • Labor Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

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Teaching

Majors associated with this exploratory track include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

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