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First-Year Exploratory Studies Virtual Information Sessions

Congratulations on your acceptance to Drexel University and welcome to First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES)! This unique program allows students to explore multiple areas of interest before declaring a major — all while staying on track with credits and ensuring a successful co-op experience. 

Highlights of First-Year Exploratory Studies include:

Do you have questions about what FYES academic tracks are right for you? Do you want to start exploring Drexel's wide array of majors? Join one of our virtual information sessions about different academic areas of interest to learn more. 

Virtual Open House

Discover all the benefits to the First-Year Exploratory Studies program with advisors, faculty, students and alumni!

Watch the video here.

Get to know the College of Arts and Sciences Majors

The College of Arts and Sciences has so much variety to offer in terms of majors. In this session we will highlight some of the most popular majors, such as psychology and global studies on the social science side — and the hard sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, and biology.

Download the PDF presentation here.

Finding the Right Computing-Related Major

Considering a major in computer science or software engineering? Drexel has a variety of majors out there related to these two areas of interest. Learn about these majors and others that may be the best fit for your interests.

Download the PDF presentation here.

Options in Engineering and Beyond

Does engineering appeal to you because you like hands-on work? Do you prefer a desk job or working outside? Do you like the idea of leading teams of engineers? Find out more about all of the majors in the College of Engineering. 

Download the PDF presentation here.

Calling All Artists

While only three majors have a direct path from FYES into Westphal (Art History, Design and Merchandising, and Entertainment and Arts Management), and some majors are off the table entirely (like architecture and music), we have had many students successfully transition into majors in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design beyond those three majors. With knowledge, skill, preparation, and appropriate coursework we can help you find a good fit in this college.

Future Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Business at Drexel is big, with about 30% of the FYES students electing to transition into the LeBow College of Business. From general business, to finance, to management information systems, LeBow has something for nearly everyone. Entrepreneurship is its own major, housed within the Close School of Entrepreneurship. Find out more about these majors and how they differ and potentially complement one another through the addition of minors.

Download the PDF presentation here.

Helping You Navigate Healthcare Majors

Healthcare is a meaningful field to pursue, and there are many different ways one can approach healthcare: it can be on the front lines as a doctor or nurse, as a public health practitioner who works to prevent illness, or in the hospital as an administrator. In this information session, we will discuss the differences between these fields so that you can identify those that best fit your skills, interest and goals.

Download the PDF presentation here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Marna Mozeff, Managing Director at or explore our FAQ page.