Undergraduate Programs

Exploratory Studies Overview

The University of Toledo knows you may not have a clue what you want to do with the rest of your life.

That's why we offer the QUEST program for undecided students.

Offered through the Department of Exploratory Studies, QUEST allows you to take up to three semesters to choose a major.

During that time, you'll have access to specialized success coaches, academic advisers and course work. You'll also take the core classes all students need to earn a bachelor's degree. You won't get behind in your undergraduate course requirements, so you'll still be on track to graduate with your classmates.

Contact the Department of Exploratory Studies at 419.530.3142 to learn more about the QUEST program for undecided undergraduate students. Or visit with QUEST student ambassadors at the following on-campus events for prospective undergraduate students:

Exploratory Studies Highlights

Success coaches. All students with undeclared majors work with personal, specially trained success coaches. This is your go-to person for questions, problems and concerns related to your UToledo experience. Your success coach will help you:

  • Explore career options and set academic goals for earning your bachelor's degree
  • Apply for financial aid and set your college budget
  • Develop time-management and study skills
  • Get involved with undergraduate student organizations and activities

Modern facilities, experiential learning. UToledo is one of the best public, research universities in Ohio. Undergraduates learn in classrooms and labs with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. At UToledo, we focus on learning by doing — through projects, internships, co-ops and volunteering.

Special programming. UToledo faculty members in 10 academic colleges — from arts and letters to business and engineering — have created unique undergraduate programs and events specifically for undeclared majors. Find out what interests you by taking part in chemistry lab demonstrations, music performances, art exhibits, guest lectures and more.

Honors program. Even if your major is undeclared, you can apply to participate in UToledo's Jesup Scott Honors College. High-achieving, highly motivated undergraduate students have opportunities to enrich their college educations with challenging course work and fun activities.

Exploratory Studies Plan of Study

Academic advisers will help you develop a personalized curriculum. You can explore career options that fit your academic interests while fulfilling general bachelor's degree requirements.

A career and self-evaluation course — offered exclusively to undeclared majors — gives you time and tools to learn how your individual talents and values work with specific areas of study.

Last Updated: 11/16/23