An Opportunity to Explore

It's not uncommon for a student to enter college without a declared major and it can sometimes be a benefit, allowing a student to more broadly sample different academic programs before committing to one. Stonehill's interdisciplinary approach to education facilitates this kind of exploration, making it easier for students to find the major that is right for them among the 80 majors, minors and programs that Stonehill offers. The College also provides support, such as individual counseling and online self-assessment tools, through the Career Development Center and the Office of Academic Services and Advising.

The Explore Program (EXP): An Undeclared Advising Program

Undeclared students have the option to participate in the Explore Program (EXP), which is a targeted advising initiative for undeclared or undecided students who need additional guidance on how to change or declare a major. EXP uses intentional, cross-campus collaborations to help students decide on a major that fulfills them personally, professionally, spiritually and academically.

Our multi-tiered support system allows students to focus on graduation requirements, potential career outcomes, and life after college, helping students graduate as well-rounded candidates. 

Exploratory Students

Incoming undeclared, first-year students are automatically connected with a professional advisor in the Office of Academic Services & Advising (OAS) who will serve as their primary academic advisor and guide them through the EXP process.

Undecided Students

For current upper-class students who have yet to declare a major, or are considering a major change, EXP offers structured support to guide students through the major exploration process.

One-Credit Course

Students can enroll in a one-credit course that will provide further guidance on ways to select a major while earning credit toward graduation.

On-Campus Programming

EXP students can also attend programming offered through the Residence Life Office and International Programs Office, for those students who are interested in going abroad.

Contact Information

Duffy Academic Center – 104

The Office of Academic Advising coordinates all of the College's resources to focus on and advocate for individual student success. The office provides students with information on academic programs, majors and minors, as well as aids students facing difficulties, academic or otherwise.