First-Year Programs

Exploratory Students

What’s your Major?

If you’re not sure on what major to select, or what career you may see yourself in the future, SLS1550 and/or SLS3990 can help. FIU has established career focused courses to help with the transition into a prospective career, and to assist in selecting a major that’s suitable for you. Exploratory courses are tailored for exploratory students, though all students are welcome to take SLS1402 and/or SLS3407.

While analyzing a group of prospective majors, students will review self-assessment results and gain shadowing experience in prospective career fields. Students will develop interviewing skills and techniques for the job search including, but not limiting to, producing a competitive resume. Exploratory courses provide practical guidance that will essentially lead to the selection of a desired major and career path.

Discover Your Major – SLS 1402

Course Description: Through the process of self-exploration and career planning, students will learn how to match their interests and skills to an appropriate major/career.

At the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand how interests, skills, and motivation link to career choice.
  • Understand how to utilize campus resources.
  • Know how to conduct research on career choices.
  • Understand how to interpret MyMajorMatch and other assessment results that are utilized.
  • Consider key factors linked to career planning.
  • Identify appropriate major choices.
  • Select an appropriate major.

Major and Career Exploration – SLS 3407

Course Description: This course is designed for Exploratory majors who have completed more than one year of college. Through a process of self-discovery, students will clarify interests and skills as related to major/career choice. The fundamentals of career development strategies will be introduced.

At the end of the course, students will:

  • Learn to assess personal knowledge, skills, and abilities to gain insight into personal goals and objectives.
  • Understand how to interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other assessment results that are utilized.
  • Understand how to utilize key occupational and educational online resources.
  • Identify appropriate major choices.
  • Select an appropriate major.
  • Develop a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Become familiar with interviewing, internships, and basic employment /graduate school search strategies.


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