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Exploring Program

Discover Your Calling in Community

Not yet ready to choose from the 60+ majors that APU offers? If you are enrolling as an undeclared major, we have a place for you.

The Exploring Program is designed for students who are still discovering their vocation, “the work a person is called to in this world, the thing that a person is summoned to spend his or her life doing,” as Frederick Buechner says. If you haven’t yet decided what you want to study, you’re not alone. Many students begin their college experience by exploring majors. We’ll help you figure it out, every step of the way.

Program Services

  • First-Year Seminar
  • Academic Success Coaching
  • Major and Career Exploration
  • Strengths Coaching
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Community Engagement Events

Each student must declare their major by their fifth semester of full-time academic work (see Major and Minor Policies).

Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Gala, MA

Director of Academic Success Center
Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Exploring Programs


Amy Rosdil, MEd

Office of Graduate and Professional Student Engagement
Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Exploring Programs and Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Academic Advisors

Meet the team of academic advisors who will come alongside you as you explore your major and career options and determine your best path.

Faith and Work Resources

Take a deep dive into the intersection of your faith, calling, and career path with this list of online resources.