Exploratory Studies Program
College is a time for self-discovery and exploration. Truly undecided students should take the opportunity to explore their strengths, academic interest, and talents before committing to a major.
Exploratory Studies student at UC Blue Ash have specifically assigned Exploratory Studies advisor to assist with decision-making and course selective while exploring degree options or working toward getting into a desired major. Speak with an advisor today.
Where It Will Take You
The one-year Exploratory Studies program at UC Blue Ash provides a foundation of General Education courses, which will help you develop your critical thinking, effective communication, social responsibility, and knowledge integration. Employers value these competencies, and they fulfill part of the UC General Education requirements.
The one-year Exploratory Studies program at UC Blue Ash does not lead to a degree. The program offers opportunities to explore possible careers and majors, and, after one year in the program, students are required to select a degree program. After exploring their options, students may select one of many associate degree programs offered at UC Blue Ash, both the applied/career programs that lead to immediate employment or one of the many Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degrees that allow for smooth transition into baccalaureate programs at UC. Students may also choose to apply to a selective program at another UC College after a semester or a year.
Please note that students interested in the following programs should not select Exploratory Studies. The college offers other one-year programs that are better suited to these career choices:
- Students interested in pursuing an associate's degree in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Radiologic Technology should apply to the Pre-Health Professions one-year program to prepare for selective admissions to these degree programs.
- Students interested in applying to the baccalaureate program in special education or secondary language arts should select either the Pre-Special Education or Pre-Secondary Language Arts one-year programs.
The one-year Exploratory Studies program at UC Blue Ash does not lead to a degree. The program offers opportunities to explore possible careers and majors, and, after one year in the program, students are required to select a degree program. Learn about non-degree programs.