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Exploratory Studies

The Exploratory Studies office is committed to your success. 

As the UH community puts into practice our plans to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, our office will begin serving students online only. Our office in N140 Cougar Village 2 will be closed to in-person traffic. 

Here is how we will serve you in the coming days

  • We are offering Online/Remote appointments:
    • To make an Online/Remote appointment through Navigate, go to Appointments > Academic Advising > Exploratory Studies > Exploratory Studies Majors, and then select the location "Exploratory Studies – Online/Remote Appointments." 
    • When you make the appointment your Student Success Advocate will send you an online meeting invitation.
  • Status of operations: 
    • Continuing as usual:  Regular messaging and advising for upcoming semesters
    • Postponed or moved to a teleconference: Group advising and Choosing your Major Workshop.
    • Information updated as we learn more: any changes to term deadlines.
  • What you can do now:
    • Your grades still matter! Learning from a distance can be more challenging than you think. Ensure you are as successful as you can be this term by Learning about learning online.
    • Monitor the UH COVID-19 response regularly.
    • Be a responsible community member! Stay inside and keep a 6-foot social distance buffer from others, eat healthy, exercise to keep the blood pumping to your brain, and wash your hands! 
    • If you have questions about our office, please contact 713.743.4998

We care about you and can’t wait to see you back once our office reopens in person!


Your decision matters. It’s your future, so you get to decide how to get there. But it’s ok to get a little help along the way. Your Exploratory Studies team recognizes that the choices and questions are many as you make these important life decisions, and the need for information and clarity is great. We’re here to help!  

Exploratory Studies is a short-term preparatory major that will give you time to ponder your interests, consider your options, make confident, informed career decisions, and complete your prerequisite preparation for the major of your choice. Exploratory Studies intentionally integrates academic support with career counseling. We give you time and space within a structure of support and knowledge and forward momentum.  

Beginning with the end in mind, we will surround you with leaders in career fields you’d like to someday call your own, connect you with students in your majors of interest, and partner you with colleagues making academic and career decisions just like you. Our single driving goal is getting you on just the right future path in which you will thrive and ultimately graduate.  

Throughout your time in Exploratory Studies, we will assist you in taking an honest appraisal of your interests, your skills, your talents, and your life expectations.  Our team of Student Success Advocates will interact with you in a way that is action-oriented, earlier-rather-than-later, undeterred by tough conversations, and purposefully tenacious. Expect us to know you, to care about your progress, and to not let you fail.  

It’s your future and we are excited to partner with you on your path to success!