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Exploratory Studies

Is the Exploratory Studies major the right option for you?

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, knowledge, and forward momentum.

Our single driving goal is getting you on just the right future path in which you will thrive and ultimately graduate.  It’s your future and we are excited to partner with you on your path to success!

Ready to Change Your Major?

Integrated Studies

Is the B. S. in Integrated Studies degree the right option for you?

  • Are you a prospective freshman or transfer student? 
    • Begin with a unique plan! If you have several interests and can’t quite settle on one major or you’d rather not settle on just one major – unite your various interests into one integrated degree. Integrated Studies will allow you to craft a creative educational profile to market to employers or to graduate school admissions committees. If you later decide to change to another major, that’s also OK! We can help you make confident, informed major decisions, as well as complete your prerequisite preparation for the major of your choice.
    • Your next steps: View our recorded Info Session, then select Integrated Studies as your major of choice on your UH application.
  • Are you a current student at the University of Houston and thinking about a major change? 
    • Redirect your efforts! Your successful completion of a UH degree is our primary mission. Integrated Studies allows you to complete your degree in a timely manner, with as few additional credit hours as possible. With a completed Bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a career path of your choice or apply to graduate school.
    • Your next steps: Attend a Change of Major session, and then make an appointment with an Integrated Studies advisor through Navigate to discuss changing your major.
  • Are you a former UH student? 
    • Finish what you started! You may have stepped away from UH for a while, and your interests may have changed since you started, but we welcome you home to complete your degree. A completed Bachelor’s degree opens up opportunities for a better future, through increased pay and enhanced career options.
    • Your next steps: View our recorded Info Session, and then apply for readmission to UH.

Need more information? See our FAQ page to get your questions answered.