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Exploratory Advising Center
The Exploratory major affords a tremendous opportunity for students to discover, create, and learn about themselves, majors, and careers. Students who are exploring majors, have yet to select a major, or wish to change their major benefit from the guidance, advising and support offered in the Exploratory Advising Center. Beginning with the required introductory course during the first semester of classes (US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience), academic advisors and faculty assist students in choosing a focus in one of 13 broad interest areas: business; communications, journalism and media; computers, mathematics and information sciences; design; education and teaching; biological sciences, health and wellness; human services and social sciences; languages, literature and culture; government, public policy and justice; visual and performing arts; physical sciences and the environment; sport, recreation and hospitality; and aeronautics, applied engineering and technology.
Because a degree cannot be earned while in the exploratory major, it is important that students declare a major or have an approved plan for major declaration by the time they have earned 45 semester hours to facilitate timely progress toward a degree.
To assist students in making informed major choices by the time they reach 45 credit hours, all Exploratory students participate in the Exploration Plan. There are six main components of the Exploration Plan that students participate. Students will:
Each exploratory student is assigned an academic advisor who monitors academic progress and assists the student in choosing a degree program. Academic advisors also encourage students to take advantage of specialized advising, workshops and other university resources in developing career goals and making informed decisions. Exploratory academic advisors are housed in the Exploratory Advising Center; students have a minimum of one required meeting with an advisor each semester during the first year of study.
General Admissions for Freshman Students:
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
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