University Curriculum (Exploratory Advising)

If you are a Western Michigan University student who wishes to further explore your options before declaring a major, you may 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.

As a university curriculum student at WMU, you will meet with an academic advisor a minimum of once per semester to stay on track to declaring a major and graduating in a timely manner. You will be required to enroll in FYE 2100 your first year. This two-credit-hour class will give you a strong start to your college career and teach you about important campus offices and resources.

Where is this program offered?: 
  • Kalamazoo