Welcome to the Department of Academic Engagement and Exploratory Studies (AEES)

Enrolling at Shippensburg University as an Exploratory Studies student is an excellent opportunity to explore your major options before selecting one. As cited by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), 60% -75% of students who enter college with a declared major, change their major at least once before they graduate. As an Exploratory Studies student, the Department of AEES can help you understand your abilities, values, and interests and select the major that’s right for you. If you’re interested in majors with highly competitive admission standards or limited enrollments, AEES can also assist with your understanding of major requirements or support you in finding another major that aligns with your goals.

Regardless of where you’re headed, we look forward to helping you get there.