Undeclared major at a glance
Exploratory Studies is a starting point for students who have not yet decided what they will pursue as their undergraduate degree. Your first year at North Central will be focused on accumulating general education and elective credits, while helping you explore the degree path that may be right for you.
You will be ready to transfer into any North Central major and, if interested, may complete an Associates of Arts (AA). Through this track, you will have the opportunity to explore many fields and have a variety of experiences that will add to your time at North Central.
What sets us apart
Close partnership with Career Services that includes free assessments
- Exposure to other departments through scheduled college chapels
- Personal advising appointments with our Student Success Center staff
- A guided starting point for transitioning into the degree program that is right for you
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Skills you’ll gain
- The ability to work well with professionals
- Self-awareness through self-assessment opportunities
- Time management skills
- Interpersonal communication skills
Potential continuing majors
Accounting and Finance
Alcohol and Drug Counseling
American Sign Language Interpreter Preparation
Applied Studies: Criminal Justice
Applied Studies: Early Childhood Education
Communication Arts: Journalism
Communication Arts: Media Communications
Computer Information Systems
Education: Communication Arts & Literature (5-12)
Education: Elementary (K-6)
Education: Elementary (K-6)/Communication Arts & Literature (5-8)
Education: Elementary (K-6)/Mathematics (5-8)
Music Production: Live
Music Production: Studio
View the full list of majors.
All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected.
You need 124 total credit hours to complete your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
MEET A STAFF MEMBER
Minnesota Business celebrates NCU student as young entrepreneur North Central student Logan Ketterling, a senior Business Administration major and founder of Urbain, was recognized in the August issue of Minnesota Business magazine as one of their 2016 Young Entrepreneurs.
After being a style blogger and clothing stylist, Ketterling founded Urbain, a handmade jewelry and accessories company that combines storytelling and fashion.
Ketterling tapped into crowdfunding to raise awareness and financial backing, but at first fell short of his goal. “Entrepreneurship is not easy,” says Ketterling, “It requires a lot of knocking on doors and talking to anyone who’s willing to listen.”
After local news outlet FOX 9 picked up his story, Ketterling was able to exceed his crowdfunding campaign goal in 24 hours. Successfully launched, Urbain now features jewelry products made from raw materials of historic locations in Minnesota.
Minnesota Business magazine featured Ketterling and Urbain in both the July and August issues. He was highlighted among their group of Young Entrepreneurs under the age of 35 as an emerging leader, building Minnesota’s future economy.