Exploratory Program

Exploratory Undergraduate Program

Not sure exactly what you want to study? It’s time to explore! BVU’s unique exploratory program gives you the chance to discover your true interests and passions before choosing a major or career path. The exploratory program was specially designed for students who are considering different majors, have several different interests, or who are unsure about which major to pursue. Once you learn your key strengths, BVU’s exploratory program allows you to narrow your focus to a specific area of study.

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Why the Exploratory Program at BVU?

You’re Not Alone

Connect with staff at BVU’s Career and Personal Development office to help guide you.


Complete an interactive career inventory and other assessments to determine your key strengths and interests.


Receive one-on-one advising from faculty members for additional guidance.

Stay on Track

Attend general education classes to keep you on track to graduating within four years.

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From the Students

“I knew I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to study, because I had a plethora of interests. I could see myself studying multiple things, so I got to take a wide variety of classes and not worry about what would fit in my schedule while I looked deeper into my interests.”

- Mel Graff, BVU student

“My advice for anyone at BVU would be to not be afraid to come in with an undeclared major, or even change your major at any point. The point of college is to explore and learn more about yourself. It isn’t the end of the world is you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your life yet, because you will figure it out along the way.”

- Haylie Book, BVU student

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Alyssa entered college unsure of what she wanted to study. Her advisor, Professor Jamii Claiborne, encouraged her to take general education courses that fit her interests and would give her credit towards graduation. Through these courses, Alyssa discovered the strategic public relations major. Now she is completing amazing internships with the Omaha Beef football team and the College World Series.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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