Mount St. Joseph University, in the spirit of the liberal arts education upon which the university was founded, is committed to promoting an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and healthy exploration.  We believe that the process through which decisions and discoveries are made is of equal importance to the end result.  In accordance with this mission, any undergraduate student who has not yet declared a major will be designated as University Exploratory Studies (UES).  University Exploratory Studies students will receive advising services through the Academic Exploration Program (AEP) Advisor located in the Academic Advising Resource Center.  Declaring a major can be a difficult and sometimes frightening experience.  But it does not have to be.  We believe that taking the time to explore the right major can be a rewarding journey that makes our students better equipped to make ethical and informed decisions in a global market place.