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Available Majors in First-Year Exploratory Studies

The First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES) program is comprised of two academic tracks that provide you with options to fit your goals. Through one-on-one academic advising and planning, we help you select diverse courses in schools across the University to discover the major that's right for you. Each major has different internal transfer requirements and the FYES team will work closely with you to help you meet those requirements. If you are certain you are finished exploring and are ready to declare your major before the end of your first year, you may do so as early as the winter term. Ask your advisor to get started on the Declare Your Major Checklist (pdf) and we will help you complete process. See below for where our students declare their majors in colleges and schools across Drexel

Major Declaration by the Numbers

Major Declaration Pie Chart

Similar to any other major at Drexel, you can select a four-year with one co-op, five-year with three co-ops, or a non-co-op option when you enroll in FYES. Our advising team can help you discover what kind of careers interest you through our academic tracks and exploratory courses.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This track prepares students for transfer into the following majors:

College Major
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences (Pre-med track available)
  Environmental Sciences
College of Computing and Informatics Computer Science
  Software Engineering
College of Nursing and Health Professions Nutrition/Health Sciences
College of Engineering All Undergraduate Majors
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Biomedical Engineering
School of Education Secondary (Grades 7-12) Biology
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) Chemistry
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) Earth and Space Science
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) General Science
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) Mathematics
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) Physics
Dornsife School of Public Health Public Health (Pre-med track available)

Business, Social Science and Humanities

This track prepares students for transfer into the following majors:

*NOTE: The Music Industry and Architecture, Architechtural Studies,Animation and Visual Effects, Game Design and Production, and Fashion Design majors are not open to transfer from the First-Year Exploratory Studies program. Other Westphal majors may be available. Ask an FYES advisor for details.

College Major
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design* Art History
  Design and Merchandising
  Entertainment and Arts Management
  User Experience and Interaction Design
  Graphic Design
  Dance (requires audition)
  Digital Media and Virtual Production
  Screenwriting and Playwriting
Bennett S. LeBow College of Business All Undergraduate Majors
College of Computing and Informatics Computing and Security Technology
  Data Science
  Information Systems
Center for Food and Hospitality Management Culinary Arts and Science
Center for Sport Management Sport Management
Close School of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship
College of Arts and Sciences All Humanities Majors
  All Social Science Majors
  Environmental Studies and Sustainability
College of Nursing and Health Professions Health Services Administration
School of Education Elementary Education PK-4
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) English
  Secondary (Grades 7-12) Social Studies
Dornsife School of Public Health Public Health