Kent State creates exploratory program that helps students select a major.
KENT - Few questions have the ability to change your life as much as "What do you want to be when you grow up?" So what if you don't know the answer?
Kent State is helping kids find the answer with their exploratory program.
Kent State advising director, Steven Antalvari says the program came about after a university rule change.
"The university enacted a policy saying you must be in a degree granting major by the time you hit 45 credit hours. So that was the impetus for, well then we need to have some intentional programming to help our students," Antalvari said.
The exploratory program has undecided students select a concentration so they can target programs to them. It brings coursework and faculty members to students and assigns an adviser to work with the student on picking a major.
It's become one of the most popular options for freshman at Kent with some students selecting Kent State just for the program.
Incoming freshman, Suzanne Gomes says, "I'm looking forward to seeing what that does for me instead of just going in blind. We're all trying to figure out what we want to do, so that'll be good."