Major Exploration Academy
University Studies students are accepted into the Academy at the beginning of each semester. At the start of each semester students receive an email with information to sign up. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Details about the program:
- A non-credit program
- Requires students have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Students need to be willing to commit to the process
- Provides guidance to students who are exploring major options
Don’t spend another day racking your brain about your major; the Major Exploration Academy is your answer!
Step 1 - Identification
It is extremely important that you understand where you are in the major exploration process. First, talk to us about what you have done so far on your journey to choosing a major. Have you taken any classes that really interested you? Is there anyone who you have talked to about their career that may lead you in a certain direction? Do you have any skills that you can mold into a future career?
During the Identification step you will start to explore. By working through FOCUS2, Temple’s self-exploration assessment, you will be able to evaluate your personal qualities and explore career and study options that are most compatible with your personality. FOCUS2 can help you make decisions about your career goals. We can decipher these results during our next meeting.
Step 2 - Investigation
We will discuss your findings from FOCUS2 and talk about some strengths and weaknesses you may have discovered about yourself. What abilities or skills do you possess that could really help you in your coursework? What topics do you enjoy and what subjects would you rather avoid? Do you have an idea about your ideal job? Hopefully, with the help of FOCUS2 and relevant worksheets developed by our staff, you can answer these questions easily and understand the importance behind your answers. In step 2 we will also begin looking at the majors Temple University has to offer you, and more importantly, how they relate to your abilities, likes, and dislikes.
Step 3 - Modification
At this point we need to talk about your thoughts so far. Has your attitude changed at all regarding the majors you were considering? You may have discovered things about yourself that you hadn’t explored before or never thought were relevant in conversations about undergraduate majors. At this point in the process, our hope is that you have some firm ideas about possible majors and you are excited about moving forward. The faculty and alumni are invaluable resources here at Temple. They are all experts in their fields and can provide you with insight into their programs and careers. We understand the anxiety that may accompany speaking with professionals in the field, so we will provide you with tips and talking points to guide you in your conversations.
Step 4 - Action!
In our final meeting we will work together to develop an action plan for you moving forward. You will completely understand the declaration of major process and you will feel comfortable as you take the lead in your journey towards choosing a major.
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