Online Exploratory Health and Life Sciences
The health and life sciences exploratory track introduces you to the many ways you can build a career centered on living organisms. From people to plants and animals, opportunities to explore are endless. While you’ll eventually choose a major, you can earn general education credits as you refine your interests.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 15
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 45
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What does it mean to be in the exploratory program?
In the exploratory program, you spend the first part of your university experience in courses that expose you to a variety of topics that interest you. This is an ideal option for you if you aren’t sure which major to choose, are interested in multiple majors or want to explore before making your decision.
In your chosen track, you’ll take courses that allow you to explore your passions, while ensuring you stay on a path to graduation. If your interest areas change, you can switch from health and life sciences to another track at any time. Additional tracks include:
- Exploratory humanities, fine arts and design.
- Exploratory math, physical sciences, engineering and technology.
- Exploratory social and behavioral sciences.
Your academic advisor is an integral part of your exploratory program experience, from finding classes to choosing your major. As an exploratory student, you can declare a major anytime before you reach 45 credit hours. Whichever path you choose, your advisor will be there every step of the way.
Is the health and life sciences exploratory track right for me?
Living organisms are at the heart of the health and life sciences. Whether you’re interested in tiny microbes or climate change, there’s a science-related major that fits your interests. Exploratory studies allow you to discover specialties of interest and make informed decisions about your major. Health and life sciences topics you can explore include, but aren’t limited to:
Health and life sciences track courses
In this exploratory program, you’ll take courses that cover general education requirements for a variety of majors across the health and life sciences. You’ll also take a series of exploratory courses focused on learning about yourself and defining your career interests. Your course selections will depend on your interests, but may include:
UNI 250: Choosing a Major
UNI 270: Career Direction for a Successful Future
UNI 150: Major and Career Exploration
Health and life sciences track admission requirements
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