Support from a community
Learning is more successful (and more fun) when it's shared with others interested in the same subject. To encourage networking and career planning, Major Area of Interest (MAI) Courses with Online Learning Communities have been developed to allow students with similar academic goals to communicate and learn about their chosen career field.
"PSY 2023: Career Exploration in Psychology" connects students interested in the field, plus with psychology professionals from the community.
"BSC 2077: Career Exploration in Biology" explores how biology can lead to a career and makes those professional connections. All MAI courses count for elective credit.
"SLS 2401: Discover Your Major and Career" facilitates general career exploration. Upcoming exploration courses will include business and the healthcare field. Registering for one of these targeted courses includes access to the appropriate online Learning Community, with continued access for support even after the class is over.
Research shows that students who choose their major earlier are more engaged and have a better chance of graduating. These courses allow students to explore their career options in detail, consider their own skills and interests, and design personalized academic and career plans.
Students involved in a learning community will:
- Research transfer requirements and different university programs
- Learn job search and interviewing skills
- Network with professionals in the community, all with a focus on their academic area of interest
- Participate in an online learning community of their peers, exploring career options together and sharing their findings.
Online learning communities can include faculty, students, alumni and community members. The online discussions are based on discipline-specific content, including relevant readings, event notifications, current topics, career possibilities, educational requirements, etc. The communities are moderated by faculty members in the discipline and students chosen by faculty members.
Contacts & Courses
Contact the Associate Provost's office on your campus to connect with the Core Scholar
Palm Bay: 321-433-5160
Register Now for a Major Area of Interest Course
Learning Communities Core Scholar Designation Requirement
- The student must complete at least one Career Exploration course with a grade of C or higher