Communication & Leadership Pathway icon

Choose this pathway if you identify an interest in management and collaboration, would like to strategically plan company and project outcomes, influence and guide employee development, enjoy motivating and networking with others, and/or want to explore the multitude of opportunities available in a corporate setting.

Creative Arts & Design Pathway icon

Choose this pathway if you identify interest in experiencing new identities and ways of thinking, using media, sound, language, or objects to express your understanding of the world, enjoy exhaustive brainstorming and experimentation, can be in the moment to produce works of art, video, or music, enjoy performance, and/or love design in it's various forms.

Education & Public Service Pathway icon

Choose this pathway if you identify an interest in teaching, facilitating, or training individuals of any age, have a strong desire to be an advocate for others, would like to evaluate and assess individual or community needs, have interest in law and public policy, and/or seek to help individuals thrive in their environments.

Health & Behavioral Science pathway icon

 Choose this pathway if you identify interest in understanding how humans grow and develop, feel a strong desire to help and heal, seek to build healthy relationships and serve others, and/or want to implement strategies that promote individual and community wellness.

Languages & Cultures Pathway icon

Choose this pathway if you identify with the interest of learning about people and cultures, would like to strengthen your writing, reading, and communications skills, want to broaden your understanding of beliefs, art, and literature, and/or want to better understand our complex and diverse global society.

Science & Technology Pathway icon

Choose this pathway if you identify interest in innovative construction and design, hands-on learning, exploring how things work, experimenting to determine what is possible, diving into data, and/or solving equations using observations and analysis.

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On each Pathway landing page you will find:


Each pathway has a curriculum guide that students use with their academic advisor during enrollment. These change from Fall to Spring as we constantly find new options for students!
We work with departments across campus to identify the perfect classes that introduce new ideas, careers, and experiences. Courses are open to any KU student.

Get Involved with your Pathway!

This section details how students can get involved outside of the classroom! We link to Rock Chalk Central where students can browse KU student organizations that would be a good match for their interests.
The Office of Study Abroad has also worked with our program to identify study abroad opportunities that are perfect for each pathway. We want you to see the world while you explore!
There is also a link to our main Exploratory Pathways involvement calendar on each page. This contains all exploration events and activities we have hand chosen for students.

The KU Alumni Association invites our Pathways students to connect with Alumni. On each page there is a link for students to sign up in our KU Mentoring system. It's never too early to reach out.
Our partners in the University Career Center have also linked their Career Communities to each Exploratory Pathway. Those can be found on this page as well.

Newsletters are updated and uploaded to each page monthly.

Newsletter Opt-In

Pathways newsletters are a way for you to see what we have identified on campus and community that will enrich your exploration! Newsletters are specific to each Exploratory Pathway and sent at the beginning of each month so students can plan ahead!
If you are a current Exploratory Pathways student you are automatically opted-in to the newsletter that corresponds with your pathway. However, you may sign up for more than one.


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KU Mentoring Program - Alumni Association

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