Western Michigan University students who wish to further explore their options before declaring a major can choose to enter the university curriculum program. As a student in this program, you will work closely with WMU's Exploratory Advising advising office, which is devoted to assisting students in the process of declaring a major. The office primarily advises students who have not yet decided on a major, but also serves students who are waiting to audition for a program in the College of Fine Arts or are taking prerequisite courses ahead of declaring an engineering major.
Beyond the classroom
Most university curriculum students have chosen to thoroughly research their options before declaring a major. This means they create time aside from classes, work, campus life and socializing to research and contemplate possible majors. Exploratory Advising assists in this process.
University curriculum students meet with an academic advisor a minimum of once per semester in order to stay on track to declaring a major and graduating in a timely manner. All first-year university curriculum students are required to enroll in FYE 2100, a two-credit-hour class designed to give students a strong start to their college careers and to educate students about important campus offices and resources.
Where is this program offered?