Ways of Discovery
Undeclared? What an opportunity for discovery! If you are not sure what your interests are, we have provided a variety of avenues for you to identify and pursue your passion.
DISC 110: Student Success Strategies
All Major Discovery students are encouraged to enroll in this course, as large portions of the course are dedicated to self, major and career exploration. The goal of this course is to increase students' college knowledge by providing academic and social support as they begin their UE college career. Topics include: time-management and balancing, campus academic resources, career services, strategies for planning and achieving academic and career goals, and campus policies and procedures.
Students often have a hard time deciding what they want to pursue. The “TruTalent Personality” online career assessment tool is a helpful resource to identify your interests, skills and corresponding academic paths. Through the Center for Career Development, you can complete this online assessment, and later, sit down with your faculty advisor and the career services staff to discuss the results. Then, armed with this information and working with others, you will pursue a course of study that best suits you. Here are a few questions you may be asked on the assessment:
- Do you like meeting people?
- Do you like to travel?
- Do you want to work indoors (in an office environment) or outdoors?
- Do you become energized by discovering new facts?
- Do new challenges excite or intimidate you?
General Education Program
Our broad, liberal arts general education curriculum is also a great benefit to students in the Major Discovery Program. It is built on a variety of disciplines and encourages you to explore exciting options you never knew existed. Our liberal arts and sciences philosophy affords you the freedom to take your time and sample a variety of majors while you meet requirements for graduation.
A semester or five-week summer session at Harlaxton College can be just the experience needed to clarify your goals and interests. We encourage students to study abroad before they have selected their major. The courses at Harlaxton are designed to coincide with liberal arts general education courses.