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Undeclared and Exploring

Exploratory Studies (Undeclared)

  • Oxford
  • On Campus

Discover Your Path to Success

Through a process of academic discovery over one to four semesters, students are prepared to make well-informed decisions about their preferred undergraduate and career paths. Professional advisors provide guidance for exploration that aligns with student interests, values, skills, and personality traits.

Contact Info

Office of Exploratory Studies

102 Roudebush Hall

Oxford, OH 45056, USA


You don’t need to choose a specific major when starting your college experience. This program is intended to help students who either are not sure what academic area they would like to study or were not directly admitted to a specific program. In most cases, if you use your first year to take courses that fulfill the Global Miami Plan and divisional requirements, you can still complete a major program with no delay. However, to complete some majors in a four-year time period, you must begin them as a first-year student.

Career Options

Students in Exploratory Studies have a totality of career options ahead of them. Through exploration, they can define academic and professional goals and build a strong foundation to achieve them before making a final decision about a major.

Curriculum and Courses

In partnership with your success navigator, you will select coursework through which you can explore majors that align with your interests while also satisfying the requirements of the Miami Plan, a flexible core curriculum that students in all majors complete.

Learn more about the Miami Global Plan courses.

Course Catalog
Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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