Exploratory Plan

Not sure of your major? Be Exploratory!

Exploratory is smart. Learn all your options and make a well-informed decision. Students who explore before declaring a major are less likely to change their major.

Exploratory can be fun. Discover new things about IU, about the world, and about yourself. Use our Explore Programs tool to match majors to your interests! Go to the Explore Majors and More Fair during fall Welcome Week.

Exploratory leads to marketable skills. Many Exploratory students are able broaden their academic credentials with a second major or minors and pursue co-curricular and involvement experiences to build their resume.

Exploratory is more common than you might think. Nearly 60% of IUB students either begin as Exploratory or change their major during their first year.

Get Started. Whether you enter IUB as Exploratory or you become Exploratory later on, your University Division academic advisor and your career advisor in the Career Development Center are ready to help you get started at any point.

University Division Exploratory Toolkit