Explore Your Path

In the Explore Program, you can take introductory courses across various majors in your first semester.

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150 majors, unlimited possibilities

Many Interests, Many Pathways

The talented students in our program arrive at Northeastern knowing that they need time to learn more about their many interests before choosing a major. With over 150 majors and combined majors, there is so much to explore, and so many different ways to combine your interests and make your impact. Our students know that the complex problems facing our world today demand interdisciplinary approaches. We will guide you as you dig into these disciplines and find the path that is right for you.

First Semester

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Low advisor-to-student ratio

Exceptional Advising 
for Dynamic Students

Our experienced advisors fully understand major requirements across the university and work closely with you to help you stay on track for graduation as you explore. They will connect you to resources across the university and guide you in choosing exploratory courses for your first semester and beyond.

Academic Advisors

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Weekly events to help you explore

Engage, Explore, Experience

It is important for first-year students to be able to connect with welcoming faculty and students who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. We provide structured opportunities for you to learn what you need to know about your academic interests. Our exploratory events are a forum for you to gather information and ask questions about majors across the university.

Exploratory Programs

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80% declare by second year

Your Exploration Continues

Are you feeling pressure to choose a major that you know you won’t enjoy? Are you worried your choice of major might not lead to a “good” job? We will work with you to unpack these concerns – with the understanding that it takes more than just a major to prepare for your future. We are confident that as you investigate your options and reflect on your interests, you are laying the groundwork for future success. Students who enter into the Explore Program are well-prepared for their continuing exploration of co-op, careers, and beyond.

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