The Exploratory Studies program gives first-year students the opportunity to explore all majors and minors at NC State. Students in this program will explore their interests, skills/abilities, values, and strengths to help ensure they find a major that ignites their academic passion. Students who are in the Exploratory Studies program live in the Exploratory Studies Village (or another village on campus).
The village is a living-learning community where students are surrounded by and live with other students who are also exploring their academic and co-curricular opportunities. This environment helps ease the transition into college by creating a close-knit, supportive, and like-minded environment where friendship and academic development flourishes throughout the year. Take a look at the current members‘ page which highlights some of these activities.