The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) is an innovative program designed to meet the needs of students who are not yet ready to declare a major. Many prospective students are unsure about which field they want to pursue. You might be a student who is having difficulty identifying your academic and career interests. Perhaps you are interested in several academic areas and are finding it difficult to select only one. It is important to know that you are not alone, and the AEP may be just what you are looking for.
The AEP offers a systematic approach to help you discover your interests, develop your career plans, and select a major that is right for you. You declare the AEP to be your major upon entry to Roberts, and may remain in the program for up to four semesters. You may leave the AEP at any time, simply by declaring your major. The goal of the program is to give you the time and support you need to make a thoughtful decision about your major, while still graduating in four years.