Exploratory tracks

It's important to declare your major as soon as possible. If you're not ready to make that decision right away, though, exploratory tracks can help you narrow your focus. With exploratory tracks, you can: 

  • Receive advising support while exploring different majors across a number of academic fields.
  • Satisfy general education requirements while taking focused courses in a subject area that appeals to you.

Each track is limited to 30-45 credit hours, after which you must declare a major. Be sure to meet with an advisor before switching to a different exploratory track.

Communication arts

  • Communication studies
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Media arts and studies
  • Public relations

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Fine arts

  • Art
  • Art history
  • Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Theatre

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  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Jazz studies
  • Music business
  • Music technology
  • Instrumental and vocal music education

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  • Asian studies
  • Classics
  • English
  • Film studies
  • German
  • Linguistics
  • Near Eastern languages
  • Near Eastern studies
  • Philosophy
  • Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Slavic studies

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Life sciences

  • Biological sciences
  • Communication sciences and disorders
  • Environmental science
  • Nutrition and food science
  • Psychology

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Physical sciences and math

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Biomedical physics
  • Computer science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

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Social sciences

  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal justice
  • Economics
  • Gender, sexuality and women's studies
  • History
  • Labor studies
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Sociology
  • Urban studies

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