Center for Exploratory Studies

The Center for Exploratory Studies provides personalized exploratory advising which helps undecided students find their best-fit career pathways early in their academic career to enable timely graduation. 

CES is the University of Cincinnati's academic home for students who are undecided, exploring majors, or seeking admission to a competitive UC academic program.  Our professional advisors are uniquely skilled to help students navigate the admission and program requirements for all undergraduate majors offered at UC. An intentional curricular structure ensures that students participate in academic exploration leading to major selection.

Mission Statement

We empower students to choose best-fit majors through highly personalized exploratory advising and innovative academic programming!


UC Center for Exploratory Studies News


Engineering student shifts from the stage to the lab

May 14, 2021

Garek Bushnell came to the University of Cincinnati with a singular goal: to study acting. He graduated in April 2021 with his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering instead. Bushnell’s path between these two seemingly dissimilar fields is rooted in his mindset that following your passion will drive your determination to succeed – even if that passion comes from an unexpected source.


UC Answers: How do I choose a major?

June 25, 2020

Bobby Gray is the associate director for the Center for Exploratory Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he helps students with the major selection process. Here are some of the most common questions and answers.

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