Exploratory Programs

Explore and still graduate in four

It’s okay not to know what you want to major in. Most of us need a little time to figure out what we want to do after college. Take time to explore your options.

By taking time to explore your interests, you are:

  • Less likely to end up in a major that is not a good fit
  • More likely to graduate in four years
  • Able to save on student loans
  • More likely to hit the job market sooner—and stronger

At IU Bloomington, you can wait until the beginning of your sophomore year to declare a major. This means you can use your freshman year to explore your interests, and see what’s right for you.

Allison Higgs chose IU because of the amazing options for exploratory students. She says, “IU wants students to explore their options and advisors are great at helping students. My advisor recommended introductory courses that aligned with my interests, and you don’t have to worry that you won't be supported—the faculty and advisors at IU are all available to exploratory students.”