First Year Exploratory Studies

About the Program

The First-Year Exploratory Studies program allows students to explore their academic options before declaring a major and stay on track with credits during their first year. With the help of an advisor, students can select courses based on their unique interests and goals.

To focus the journey, there are two tracks available: Business, Humanities, and Social Science Track and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Track. By the end of the first year, students select a major of choice and are guided toward a future career path.

The First-Year Exploratory Studies program empowers students to make well-informed decisions around choosing a degree program, getting involved on campus, and following their ambitions.

More information about the First-Year Exploratory Studies program can be found on the Goodwin College of Professional Studies website.

Business, Social Science, and Humanities Track

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
BIO 100, 108,
or 109*
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
3.0-4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
Exploratory Track Electives**6.0
 Term Credits16.0-17.0
Winter
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Academic Exploration and Planning)3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
Exploratory Studies Track Electives**6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Spring
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Career Exploration and Planning)3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHYS 101
or 151
Fundamentals of Physics I
Applied Physics
4.0
Exploratory Track Elective**3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Total Credit: 49.0-50.0

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
CHEM 101
or 111
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
3.5-4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits17.5-18.0
Winter
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Academic Exploration and Planning)4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Spring
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Career Exploration and Planning)3.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Total Credit: 50.5-51.0
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