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Exploratory Studies allows you to explore your options and interests before you select a major, giving you plenty of guidance along the way.
You have up to four semesters to select the major that is right for you. We equip you to make informed decisions.
 
Explore your options … Discover your strengths … Decide

Exploratory Studies (website)

Prospective Students (website)

Exploratory Studies Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


Required Courses: (10-12 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements


  • Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Human Cultures Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Quantitative Reasoning Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00-5.00
  • Science Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00-4.00
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective or Major Course  - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Written Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


  • Quantitative Reasoning Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00-5.00
  • Written Communication Selective or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Human Cultures Humanities Selective or Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective or Science, Technology & SocietySelective or Intro to Major Course - Credit Hours: 1.00-4.00

13-19 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • Written Communication Selective or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Human Cultures Humanities Selective or Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science  Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective or Science, Technology & Society Selective or Major Course  - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-17 Credits


Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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