Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center
Exploring Majors and Careers Course�
So, you’re not sure about what you want to do with the rest of your life? Enroll in "Exploring Majors and Careers"!
Exploring Majors and Careers (AE1410) is a one-credit hour student-development elective course designed to introduce you to a wide range of college majors and career options. Special emphasis is given to an exploration of self through the use of career assessments and individual career counseling sessions, as well as individual and group activities, discussions, and interviews specifically designed to expose you to, and educate you about, career options and the academic programs that lead to those options. AE1410 is open to any student, whether you have yet to declare a major, or are in a major but are questioning your continuation in that program. In addition, AE1410 is an eight-week course which is offered four times per academic year.
First-semester freshmen who are considering this course are strongly encouraged to also enroll in Freshman Seminar(AE1400). This one-credit hour student-development elective course introduces you to university academics and campus life as a whole. You are taught about university services and resources, and you learn how to develop academic skills and build effective relationships. You learn effective time, money, and stress management skills and are taught how to set meaningful goals for yourself as a college student. Some sections of AE1410 are linked with AE1400 through Exploring Majors Learning Communities. Freshman Seminars and Learning Communities are open only to first-semseter freshmen.
Will this class really help? Here are some highlights from the last four years:
- 50% of the students had declared a major before the end of the semester *
- 45% had narrowed their options down to a few choices before the end of the semester *
- More than 90% had declared a major before the end of the second semester *
- 3% had made a career decision not requiring a college degree *
- 85% retention (returned to continue their studies for the next year)*
- Open Option students who take this course are twice as likely to graduate *
* Statistics as cited are on average and typical – similar results can be expected
To enroll in AE1410 Exploring Majors and Careers, contact your Academic Advisor.