Exploratory Program Mission Statement
The Exploratory Program exists to provide a seamless transition for all undeclared students at Western Colorado University from college entry to the time of declaring a major. Through investigation of individual abilities, interests, and values, students will clarify their own educational, career, and life goals.
Your Exploratory Program advisor will help you select a temporary Meta Major in one of these areas:
- Arts, Humanities, Communication
- Recreation, Exercise Science
- Science, Math, Engineering
- Social Sciences
After taking your Meta Major courses and meeting your general education requirements or earning 30 credits, you should now feel confident to declare a major. The program gives you the essential time you need to decide what you really want to do.
How to stay on track
- Meet with your Exploratory Program Advisor.
- Enroll in 15 credits/semester, and complete 30 credits/year.
- Choose a Meta Major with your advisor. This isn’t an official declaration but rather a pathway that provides direction toward a variety of major options.
- Finish essential skills courses in English and math.
- Take nine credits of major exploratory classes per year in your Meta Major.
- Plan to declare a major after completing your General Education Courses or after you complete 30 credits.
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