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Explore Your Options

The Career Discovery Program allows you to explore multiple academic programs before making a commitment to one major.



Career Discovery Program (CDP)

We'll help you discover what you love.

The Career Discovery Program (CDP) is designed to help you discover the major that is right for you.  Whether you‘re undecided or you know what major you’d like to pursue, the Career Discovery Program will help you gain confidence in your academic and career decisions.

How does it work?

As a CDP student, you'll meet with your academic advisor and receive one-on-one guidance about courses, schedules, and academic programs. You will also enroll in credit-bearing courses that are designed to help you recognize your academic strengths and achieve your educational goals. 

Is the program right for me?

The CDP can help ANY student, but it's especially helpful if you're undecided or if you require more preparation before applying to a program. We also support students who are in the process of transitioning from one major to another.  

What are the benefits?

  • Time to decide and prepare for your academic major or program
  • Personalized one-on-one advisement and registration assistance
  • Credits in courses designed to help you recognize your academic strengths

Is there a time limit or credit restriction?

We understand that choosing a major can often be overwhelming and stressful. As a CDP student, you'll have approximately four semesters to choose and gain acceptance into an academic major that best fits you. After that time, you should be accepted into a degree-granting program.  

NOTE: Because of financial restrictions, transfer students who have earned more than 45 credit hours are ineligible for the CDP.

Learn more

We are happy to provide you with more information about the Career Discovery Program at D'Youville College. Please feel free to contact Nicole in the CDP Office at (716) 829-8148 or alfanon@dyc.edu.

If you have questions about the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 777-3921 or (716) 829-7600.  If you haven't already made a visit to our campus, please don't hesitate to make an appointment with one of our admissions counselors to schedule a tour.  

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