Students can explore majors within many colleges at the University of Kentucky. Professional academic advisors within the colleges work individually with students to help them explore interests, abilities and values; clarify and articulate academic and professional goals; develop and implement appropriate degree plans; and connect with campus resources. Academic advisors also make referrals to student support services on campus for career interest assessments, personal counseling, academic tutoring and coaching, and financial literacy.
Colleges that offer an exploratory studies option are:
Each college has specific admission and entrance requirements. Students should contact the college for more information regarding the exploratory studies option.
You will work one-on-one with an academic advisor to identify and assess your skills and interests to develop a degree plan that connects your passions to your career.
Each Exploratory Studies Option within the colleges allows you to actively engage in major and career exploration, while taking courses that count toward graduation. Through the UK Core curriculum, students are exposed to coursework from across the undergraduate colleges, so students may use the UK Core general education requirements as a starting point on their exploration.UK Core
You will work with an advisor in the Stuckert Career Center to discover your personal, educational, and career goals to help you choose a major that’s right for you. Through assessments and individual appointments, you will gain a better understanding of your interests, abilities, and behavioral preferences. Major and career fairs, internships, or experiential opportunities will allow you to explore majors and careers to help you clarify and articulate your academic and career plans.
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