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Goodwin College: First-Year Exploratory Studies

Goodwin College of Professional Studies allows you to sample courses from varied areas of study and determine the major that is the right fit for you. For those who have a grasp on a specific academic area but aren’t sure about the particular program that suits them, Drexel provides an undeclared major in which a student can experiment with different courses in that field before determining a focus.

Students are guided through the major search process through intensive advising and thought-provoking coursework, with the goal of having them choose a major by the end of the first year of college. Entering college without a major can be anxiety-provoking for some students, but research has shown that students who wait to declare graduate at a higher rate than those who declare upon entering college (79% vs. 83%).

Welcome to First-Year Exploratory Studies

This is a dynamic and diverse community of inquisitive scholars and thoughtful learners, each focused on creating an impact in the world around us. Under the guidance of our esteemed faculty and through close collaboration with your fellow classmates, we will help you to build the knowledge and skills needed to develop as a leader in a changing world.

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