Exploratory Advising UT Dallas Undergraduate Advising

Exploratory Advising

Exploratory Advising is for students who have either not decided on a major or those looking at a variety of major options.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising to students who are exploring a variety of majors and careers. In cooperation with academic colleges and campus resources including the Career Center and Residential Life, we will help students design a unique and meaningful college experience.

What We Do

It is important to realize that discovering your major is a process. Our office is ready to assist you in actively exploring and identifying a variety of majors to match your personal as well as career goals. We will also help facilitate a smooth transition to the appropriate school advising office once you have made a decision about your major.


Academic Advising: Academic advisor that works with Undeclared majors as well as any student seeking to explore their major options. Will work with students in developing a plan including both academics and extra-curricular that will meet their personal, educational and career goals.

Career Advising: In cooperation with the Career Center there is a designated career consultant that works with Undeclared majors. They can also provide exploratory students with career counseling and testing that will help them match their interests and abilities with possible careers.

ISIS 4V89: Spring semester elective class taught by Career Center staff and Exploration Academic Advisor to assist students who want to look more closely at careers they are considering and the process for being successful in those careers.

Student Advisory Board: A group of current and former Undeclared students that assist in developing programming for the Exploratory Advising Office as well as providing information about the office at campus events like Scholar’s Day and Freshman Orientation.

Majors Presentation: In cooperation with Student Affairs, the Sophomore Transition Office and Career Center a workshop for rising Sophomores to help them assess their first year in college and what they need to start doing their 2nd year to reach their personal and career goals as well as assess if their major choice is right for them.

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Contact Information

Eric Welgehausen
Associate Director Academic Advising
Undergraduate Education-Exploratory Advising
McDermott Library 1.312