Exploratory Studies Major Tracks

Arts, Humanities and Design

Your interests may include learning about media, designing and creating material for broad audiences, and valuing performing and/or visual arts.

Environmental and Natural Resources

Your interests may include the outdoors, the desire to help our environment, and enjoying research and decision making.

Global and Social Sciences

Your interests may include the desire to impact the communities you are a part of and knowing more about society and culture.

Health, Life and Food Sciences

Your interests may include learning about organ systems and cells, their relation to you as a human, and how to make an impact on living beings through science.

Land, Plant and Animal Sciences

Your interests may include a passion for understanding how, with science, we can best prepare the land for human use and desire to work in career fields that impact the environment and food systems.

Organization, Management and Enterprise

Your interests may include owning your own business, understanding product development and design, and thoroughly managing a process from beginning to end.

Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Your interests may include technology, product design, and understanding how science & math relate to the world around you.

Education and Teaching

Your interests may include classroom teaching children and adolescents or eventual education leadership – from preschool through high school.

Keeping your options open: Exploring

You may want to keep all your options open or might be overwhelmed by all the options.

Take a course to explore

Competitive Majors

A number of majors at CSU have specific entrance requirements. As an Exploratory Studies student, the Exploratory Studies Advising Team is your point of contact and support rather than the department of interest.

Students who are currently applying to CSU should check requirements on the Admissions Competitive Majors page. Students who are current students at CSU can meet the requirements listed below to be able to change their major to a competitive major.

Competitive majors include

  • Biomedical Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Journalism & Media Communications

Students who are pursuing one of these majors will be in a corresponding Interest track until meeting requirements or declaring a different major.


Majors with special admission requirements

The majors listed below require students to either complete a portfolio review / audition or demonstrate knowledge through grades and GPA in order to progress to desired major. The portfolio review or audition is a chance to showcase talent and skills in the academic area.

  • Apparel Design and Production
  • Construction Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education and Teacher Licensure
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Music