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.
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.