Curriculum & Overview
D'Youville College offers the choice of the Career Discovery Program (CDP) for two types of students, those who wish to begin their college studies without an immediate commitment to a major and those who require more preparation before entering a particular major.
How it Works
The Career Discovery Program allows students to take up to four semesters (depending on credit hours earned) to decide upon a major. During this time, you'll:
- Take classes that will fulfill the core curriculum requirement at D'Youville
- Be assigned an academic advisor in the Liberal Arts department
- Work closely with your advisor and the CDP director in developing your career path
- Be enrolled in a degree-granting program prior to earning junior standing (56 credits)
Perspectives in Professions I (CDP 101)
- Designed for incoming students
- Two credit course that allows the student to explore various interests, determine skill levels and conduct research on one or two career interests
Perspectives in Professions II (CDP 102)
- Designed for students who do not declare a major by the end of the first semester
- One credit tutorial in which students continue the process begun in CDP 101 by shadowing a professional in the field and conducting interviews
Career Life Planning (CDP 201)
- Designed for those students who either choose to leave a program or are dismissed from one due to academic difficulties
- One credit course which is designed to help students evaluate their career goals, strengthen study skills, and develop life plans
Get to Know Us
The Career Discovery Program helped me open my eyes to what I major I wanted to study.
Gain exposure to the humanities, social & natural sciences, math and computer science through the 19 required courses in the core curriculum.
Map our a career plan with FOCUS-2, an online, interactive career and education planning system that combines self assessment, career exploration and decision making into one comprehensive program.
Download catalogs for undergraduate and graduate academic programs at D'Youville.