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College is a journey. If you're not sure where that journey will take you, that's OK—you're far from alone.

More than one in 10 LVC students start as Exploratory majors. That just means they haven’t settled on an academic direction. In a place with as many options as LVC, you’ll have plenty of room to try out disciplines and find the right fit for you.

As an Exploratory major, you’ll team up with an advisor who will help you try out courses and electives tailored to your interests and goals. Our Constellation LVC core curriculum ensures you’ll build the kind of universal skills needed to thrive no matter where your learning takes you.

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Exploratory students have plenty of time to explore new and different disciplines: If you’re undecided, you have until the end of sophomore year to declare a major. And in the meantime, why not get to know yourself better (and make new friends) by trying out some of our student clubs and activities? The possibilities are endless!

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Find Your Path

All the Resources You Need

The Breen Center for Career and Professional Development is one of Lebanon Valley College’s most powerful career readiness tools for students, wherever you are in your college journey.

Your Home on Campus

The Center for Academic Success & Exploratory Majors gives you the support you need as your academic path crystallizes. Our comprehensive, peer-led support includes one-to-one and group tutoring, first-year writing mentoring, a drop-in writing desk, study pods, and other assistance.

In Their Words

The Lebanon Valley College faculty are more than equipped to guide you through the process of successfully finding exactly who you were meant to be.
Rachel Casella ’23, Neuroscience (originally Exploratory Studies) major
My classes in logic are what pushed me to go to law school. But I appreciated how LVC professors genuinely cared about me and were interested in my future success. They were there for me not just to answer questions about assignments, but to share advice on graduate school and life.
Peyton Carper ’16, Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
It might seem like your peers have everything figured out, but it’s much more common to not know. Our team of advisors can help you discover more about yourself while you connect with current students, faculty, and alumni to learn about your options.
Sarah Bartz ’08, Director of Academic Success

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