Exploratory Studies

Exploratory Studies Course

I am so happy that I took the LC103 course, it gave me reassurance that it was ok to be undecided and it opened my eyes to the all majors that Butler offers. I don't think I would have been able to confidently declare my major as I did without the test results, job shadows, and support that I received from the class. I would strongly recommend it to undecided freshmen.

-Kara Ribordy, Class of 2016, Psychology Major

Enrolling in LC 103 gave me the opportunity to weigh all my options and make an informed decision that I feel confident about. Having a peer group and a mentor to meet with on a weekly basis and discuss potential majors made the process much less overwhelming and a lot of fun!

-Meg Hebb, Class of 2016, Communication Sciences & Disorders Major

LC103: Exploratory Studies


This 2-credit course is one of the highlights of the Exploratory Studies program. It is offered in the Fall semester of your first year at Butler and is taught by your academic advisor. Though not required, it is strongly recommended that each Exploratory Studies student takes advantage of this opportunity. 

What will you gain from taking this class?

  • Self-Discovery: Take assessments to learn about your strengths, values, interests, and more!
  • Major Exploration: Learn about the 60+ majors offered at Butler University through class observations, faculty panels, and interviews with professors.
  • Career Knowledge: Participate in job shadows, informational interviews, and individual research to learn about the world of work and how to start preparing for it now!
  • Relationships: Not only will your advisor get to know you better by having you as a student in class, but you will be a part of a community of students who are also exploring their options.