Online Exploratory Social and Behavioral Sciences
Are you interested in understanding the human experience, but aren’t sure which major to choose yet? Consider starting in the social and behavioral sciences exploratory track. Take courses that allow you to hone in on your interests and select the perfect major.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 15
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 45
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What are exploratory studies?
Exploratory studies allow you to discover your passions before declaring a major. After choosing a topic area, you’ll take courses that focus on your interests and cover general education requirements. This ensures you stay on track for graduation while you explore.
As you take courses and refine your interests, you’ll work with your academic advisor to select a major. Your advisor is knowledgeable about a range of majors within your track and can help you narrow down options. You’ll transition to your degree program equipped with defined career interests and confident you found your right fit.
While you can declare a major at any time, you’re eligible to remain in the exploratory program until you reach 45 credit hours. As an exploratory student, you can also switch between tracks based on your evolving interests. Either way, you’ll be prepared to jump into your degree program on a timely path to graduation. In addition to the social and behavioral sciences track, you can also select:
- Exploratory health and life sciences.
- Exploratory humanities, fine arts and design.
- Exploratory math, physical sciences, engineering and technology.
Is the social and behavioral sciences track right for me?
If you’re interested in human-focused careers, the social and behavioral sciences track may be an ideal choice. Majors in this topic area focus on understanding human behaviors and relationships. In this track, you’ll learn about many facets of social and behavioral sciences, such as:
Social and behavioral sciences track courses
Courses you’ll take run the gamut of topics, including social and behavioral sciences, English, math and other general electives. You’ll also take a series of career and major exploration courses designed to teach you about yourself and define your career interests. Courses you may take include:
UNI 150: Major and Career Exploration
UNI 250: Choosing a Major
UNI 270: Career Direction for a Successful Future
Social and behavioral sciences track admission requirements
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