Transition Academic Programs

Explore Program


Discover Direction…

Explore provides opportunities for Texas A&M students to discover direction in choosing a major that leads to meaningful work.


Program Description


The Explore Program helps Texas A&M students choose a field of study that meets their academic and career goals.  Explore takes a comprehensive approach by identifying strengths (skills and personality), career interests, and values to ensure the major students choose contributes to their long-term success and satisfaction.  The program accomplishes these goals through individual advising, traditional courses, exploration events, and workshops.

Explore Majors Appointment

Individual advising appointment for students that need assistance in clarifying or choosing a major.  Students complete the Focus 2 Career assessment and meet with an Explore Advisor to dig deeper about how their academic strengths connect to majors.  Email the Explore Manager, Andy Gibson, at to set up an appointment.
          Fall 2023
          Weekdays during business hours

Explore Major/Career Course (UGST 181-550)

A half semester, non-credit course (this means it’s free!) that focuses on providing students with learning opportunities to explore their strengths, best majors, and mental resilience skills.  Students learn a process for choosing a major/career that will allow them to make informed decisions about choosing a major.  This format allows students several weeks to process and implement strategies that they learn.  Register in Howdy like other semester classes.

          Fall 2023 
          Monday 4:10pm – 5:00pm  |  Aug 21 - Oct 9


Majors & Minors Fair (Event)

This event allows Texas A&M students to explore majors, minors and possible career options.  Students are invited to attend on the date and location below. Sign up at the below, but registration is not required to attend.
          Fall 2023 
          Oct 12 (Thursday) 10:00am – 1:00pm  
          MSC 2300 (Bethancourt A&B)
          Sign up (opens 3 weeks prior): 

During the Majors & Minors Fair, college representatives will be available for discussion about majors, minors, and certificates.  With over 200 degrees, majors, and tracks as well as over 100 minors, there are great options for your education.  Join us and discover direction!

Choosing a Major & Career (Workshop) 

This interactive presentation encourages students to engage in the process of making an informed decision about their major/career.  Information is shared on common myths in choosing a major/career, a process for selecting a major/career, and resources at Texas A&M to help students determine a direction that fits interests and skills.

Offered by:  TAP Explore Program, Career Center, and Counseling & Psychological Services
          Fall 2023 

          Sep 26 (Tue)  |  4:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Koldus 209
          Nov 28 (Tue)  |  4:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Virtual
          Sign up for Zoom link at 


Please email the Explore Program Manager, Andy Gibson, at with any questions about the opportunities offered with the TAP Explore Program.