First Year Exploratory Studies

About the Program

The First-Year Exploratory Studies program allows students to explore their academic options before declaring a major and stay on track with credits during their first year. With the help of an advisor, students can select courses based on their unique interests and goals.

To focus the journey, there are two tracks available: Business, Humanities, and Social Science Track and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Track. By the end of the first year, students select a major of choice and are guided toward a future career path.

The First-Year Exploratory Studies program empowers students to make well-informed decisions around choosing a degree program, getting involved on campus, and following their ambitions.

More information about the First-Year Exploratory Studies program can be found on the Goodwin College of Professional Studies website.

Business, Social Science, and Humanities Track (Non-STEM)

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
Exploratory Track Electives8.0
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits15.0-16.0
Winter
CIVC 101*Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102
or 112*
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
FYE 102Academic Exploration and Planning3.0
Exploratory Studies Track Electives6.0-8.0
Mathematics Course4.0
 Term Credits17.0-19.0
Spring
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 103
or 113*
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
FYE 103Career Exploration and Planning3.0
Exploratory Track Electives10.0-12.0
 Term Credits16.0-18.0
Total Credit: 48.0-53.0

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
Exploratory Track Electives5.5-6.0
Mathematics Course3.0-6.0
Science Course3.5-4.5
 Term Credits16.0-20.5
Winter
CIVC 101*Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102
or 112*
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
FYE 102Academic Exploration and Planning3.0
Exploratory Track Electives3.0-6.0
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0
Science Course4.0-4.5
 Term Credits17.0-21.5
Spring
COOP 101**Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 103
or 113*
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
FYE 103Career Exploration and Planning3.0
Exploratory Track Electives4.5-5.0
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0
Science Course3.0-4.5
 Term Credits16.5-19.5
Total Credit: 49.5-61.5
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