Making a decision isn’t the end—it’s just the beginning.

About half of all exploratory students declare a major after one or two semesters. Others continue to explore through their sophomore year. You can remain in the Exploratory Program for up to 60 credits, including those you bring with you from high school or other another college, before making your decision. With more than 100 academic programs at the college to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something you can really be excited about.

What can you expect as you approach graduation?

Ithaca College alumni can be found in prominent careers all over the world. So no matter which direction you choose, you’ll soon be ready for an exciting career.

With help from your advisor, you'll have plenty of additional assistance as you choose your field of study and eventually embark on the job search. The Office of Career Services, in collaboration with the Exploratory Program, offers a wide range of workshops, activities, and transitional sessions specifically tailored to the needs of exploratory students.