What is College Exploratory?

     The College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirement provides students with a depth and breadth in multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge needed in today’s complex world. Through concentrated intellectual engagement in disciplines outside a student’s major, this requirement offers expanded horizons and progressive challenges to more fully develop the scope of a student’s understanding, abilities and accomplishments.
     In addition to satisfying the university-wide general education requirements, all students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete at least three courses outside of their major rubric for a minimum of 12 credits. A student may select these courses from either of the following:
  1. A single rubric of their choosing (e.g., AH, ENG, SOC, etc.) within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. A pre-defined thematic set of courses. Courses have been identified by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to assist students in selecting courses to satisfy this requirement.
›     A College of Arts and Science minor or university double-major also fulfills the College Exploratory requirement.
     ›There are specific degree programs that are exempt for the College Exploratory requirement, please see an academic adviser for clarification.
For more information, please go to http://www.oakland.edu/exploratory.