Academic Exploration Program
More than 50 percent of all college students change their major at least once before the end of their sophomore year. The Academic Exploration Program at University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) offers guidance to undergraduates who want to select the right major for their strengths and interests. The AEP program is designed for students who are unsure of what major to pursue or who are interested in exploring more than one academic program.
To support student exploration, the Academic Exploration Program combines one-on-one advising with a one-credit course in the fall semester of a student's freshman year. In AEP 1000: Academic Exploration, students participate in a variety of exploration exercises that help them identify their strengths and interests as they research possible undergraduate majors. Through this course and AEP advising, students clarify their educational and career objectives and integrate academic planning at UDM with lifelong career planning. Ultimately AEP students elect an academic major based on thoughtful, considered evaluation of their options.
For more information, please contact the director of the Academic Exploration Program, Dr. Mary-Catherine Harrison: email@example.com