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Education and Public Service Exploration

Campus: Columbus

Program: University Exploration

Students who enjoy teaching, training and helping others learn and those who see themselves in a career helping others and shaping future generations will find that education and public service exploration best helps them investigate their options. Advisors help undecided students find majors that connect with education and teaching. These majors include Ohio State’s undergraduate and graduate education licensure programs and degrees where education and training feature in the possible career outcomes, like public affairs or human resources.   

Sample majors:

  • community leadership
  • extension education
  • early and middle childhood studies
  • public affairs

Students in University Exploration focus primarily on general education course work, prerequisite courses for competitive majors, and courses to explore majors when they are appropriate and suggested by an academic advisor. Working closely with academic advisors, students maintain degree progress and stay on track for a timely graduation.

Find sample curriculum for all meta-majors at

Exploration Program

352 Denney Hall

164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210


Education and Public Service Exploration is one of six meta-majors in University Exploration.