With hundreds of majors to choose from, choosing the right one can seem daunting. If you’re unsure of which major to pursue or you’re looking to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the degrees offered at Arizona State University, our exploratory degree tracks may be the right fit for you.
Four exploratory tracks related to broad topics of interest give you the information and tools needed to make the best academic choice for you. Join the hundreds of students enrolled in ASU Online’s exploratory degree tracks and explore your options for future studies.
What are exploratory tracks?
Exploratory tracks allow you to explore potential majors. As student undecided on your major, you’ll choose from four exploratory tracks at ASU Online: humanities, health, math and social sciences. While you’ll need to have a general idea of what you’re interested in, your chosen exploratory track will help guide you toward a specific major.
Each track allows you to look into different major and career options while fulfilling your general studies requirements. Specialized classes help you choose a major and support you on your professional journey, allowing you to feel more confident about the path you’ve chosen.
Each exploratory track is composed of a three-semester major map, culminating in the declaration of a major no later than after the completion of 45 credit hours.
What are the benefits of being an exploratory student?
ASU Online’s exploratory degree tracks provide the time and assistance needed to answer the big questions. By beginning college as an undecided student, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your options and ease into your college journey. Rather than choosing a major right away, through trial and error, you’ll learn about a range of topics that will help you narrow down your major selection and inspire confidence in your future studies.
ASU Online also offers assessments, which can help you gain a better idea of which majors best align with your interests and professional goals.
What will I learn as an exploratory student?
As an exploratory student, you’ll take courses, such as major and career exploration, that will guide you in choosing a major and career direction for a successful future. These courses focus on helping you explore potential career paths. Throughout the track, your academic advisor will take the time to work with you individually to make sure you feel confident in your major selection.
You’ll also take courses specific to the exploratory track of your choosing.
What exploratory tracks are offered through ASU Online?
ASU Online offers four exploratory degree tracks to help you focus on broad topics of interest. You’ll select from the following areas of study:
- Math, physical sciences, engineering and technology.
- Health and life sciences.
- Humanities, fine arts and design.
- Social and behavioral sciences.
While enrolled as an undecided student, you’ll choose a track that aligns with your interests. Each track walks you through a variety of majors and career options related to your area of study. After working through the track, you’ll declare a major relevant to your professional development.