Undergraduate Programs

Academic Advising

Undecided and Exploratory Options

Some students come to IUPUC uncertain of what they want to study, in part because they do not know all their options, and because they are unsure of their own strengths. They want to remain undecided until they explore all their options and feel more certain of their interests. “Undecided” and “exploratory” students receive special counseling to allow them to explore possible programs of study.

Taking introductory courses in different fields often helps students make up their minds or determine their aptitude or interest. The advisors may urge students to go to the College and Career Exploration Center to investigate career options or take tests that will reflect the students’ areas of interest. There also are courses specifically focused on helping students make career choices. This is a healthy process. Exploring possible options early in a college career is common and far better than changing direction in the junior or senior year.