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Discovery Program

What you pursue and learn in college can develop your values, shape your goals, and clarify your aspirations. At Stetson University, the curriculum is designed in a way that allows students the opportunity to design a unique learning experience as they explore. The Discovery Program is a hub of active exploration and reflection with faculty, staff, and peers that can assist students in progressing successfully through their undergraduate career and even beyond Stetson.

Students who would like to explore majors prior to declaring can enroll in the Discovery Program. You will receive personalized guidance as explore your areas of interest as they relate to majors and careers. Every semester you will receive support to build a schedule that exposes you to potential majors and satisfies General Education requirements.

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For more information regarding the Discovery Program, please contact [email protected] or 386-822-7345. Visit our webpage for more information.

To schedule an appointment, access the Stetson SSC from the Student Life tab on my.stetson.edu. Log on, select the blue "Get Assistance" button on the top right-hand side, select "Academic Services," then "Academic Success." 

Sample Major Exploration Timelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of being in the Discovery Program?

Personalized guidance and mentorship through the exploration stages of major declaration. Referrals to various campus areas/ partners that will aid in a holistic overview of process.

What courses will I take in the discovery program?

Your first semester gives you flexibility to explore your interests while also completing required general education requirements. Students will have the opportunity to adjust their first semester schedule with the help of the Discovery advisor. However, this is what a first semester schedule may look like for Discovery students.

  • FSEM
  • First course in Interest Area
  • Gen Ed
  • Elective

How do I declare my major when I am ready?

After you have explored and decided on a major you are ready to declare! Discuss the transition with your Discovery advisor and submit the Request for a Change of Major/Advisor.

How long is the Discovery Program?

For those students who are undecided when they enter Stetson, the goal is that they will be able to identify and transition into their major by the end of their first year.

Can current students switch into Discovery?

The Discovery program is open to any current student. Students may enter this program by submitting the Request for a Change of Major/Advisor.