Exploring Majors with Student Pathways

Exploring Majors with Student Pathways

Jayhawk Exploratory Advising uses KU’s six student pathways as the starting point to your major exploration journey. Each area has curriculum and engagement recommendations based on the KU Core and other courses and opportunities at The University of Kansas. After you have selected your major, you will be able to continue to engage with your student pathway throughout your time at KU to build the skills you need for a successful career.

Business, Communication & Leadership

Business, Communication & Leadership is for exploratory students who 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 and Design

Creative Arts & Design is for exploratory students who identify interest in experiencing new identities and ways of thinking; using media, sound, language, or objects to express their 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

Education & Public Service is for exploratory students who identify an interest in serving others. This can be seen by having a strong interest to be an advocate for others, a desire to teaching, facilitating, or training individuals of any age, that you 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.

Education & Public Service

Health & Behavioral Sciences

Health & Behavioral Sciences is for exploratory students who 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 the promote individual and community wellness.


Languages & Cultures

Language & Cultures is for exploratory students who identify interest in learning about people and cultures, would like to strengthen their writing, reading, and communications skills, want to broaden their understanding of beliefs, art, and literature, and/or want to better understand our complex and diverse global society.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math is for exploratory students who 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.