CDP Curriculum 

Perspectives on Professions I (CDP 101)

Course Description

CDP101 is the first of two courses designed for students who have been admitted to the college, but have not yet declared or been accepted into academic majors.  The course content is based on self-assessment, reflection, and the exploration and development of academic and career goals. The course is worth two credit hours.

What Will I Do in CDP101?

  • Conduct research regarding academic majors and careers
  • Learn more about your specific interests, skills, and goals
  • Gain knowledge from faculty and staff presentations
  • Interview professionals and peers about specific majors/careers of interest to you
  • Utilize campus offices (i.e. Learning Center, Career Services)

Perspectives on Professions II (CDP 102)

Course Description

CDP102 is designed to continue the exploratory work begun in Perspectives on Professions I (CDP101).  Through coursework and interactions with others, you will continue to gain knowledge about your academic and career interests and the academic programs offered at the college.  The course is worth one credit hour.  

 What Will I do in CDP102?

  1. Carry on your exploration of different academic majors
  2. Learn from the experiences of other DYC students
  3. Continue to gain knowledge from faculty and staff presentations
  4. Develop and track specific academic and career goals
  5. Consider your ideal job and write a personal statement essay

Career Life Planning (CDP 201)

Course Description

CDP201 is a course designed for students who have been dismissed from an academic major and/or have chosen to pursue a new area of academic study at the college.  The content of this course is based on self-assessment, networking, and the exploration and development of academic and career goals.  The course is worth one credit hour.

What Will I do in CDP201?

  • Identify, understand, and reflect upon your academic and career goals/ interests
  • Become more knowledgeable about yourself through the process of self-assessment
  • Research academic majors/ programs offered at D’Youville College
  • Interact with others who have similar academic and career interests
  • Apply to a new major

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