Academic Exploration Program

Unsure what to major in? The Academic Exploration Program can help!

The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) is NU’s largest freshman academic program with an average of 15-20 percent of the incoming class each year. Designed for first- and second-year students, each student is given a personal advisor who will help them research majors, minors, and related careers. Students develop a four-year plan with their advisor so they know exactly what to do to graduate on time.

AEP is one of only four programs nationwide to receive the National Academic Advising Association’s Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award.

As a member of the Division of Academic Services, AEP supports its students through connections with Career Services including an Alumni-Mentoring Network and the Office of Academic Support.

What we offer:

  • Personalized, one-on-one advisement for first and second year students.
  • Opportunities to take a variety of courses that count toward potential majors and other graduation requirements.
  • Availability to meet with an advisor at least three times per semester.
  • Knowledge of every major offered at Niagara University.
  • Online assessments to learn more about your interests, skills and values.
  • AEP only sections for the freshmen seminar class (NUB102).

How to find us:

We are located in St. Vincent’s Annex. The annex is between St. Vincent’s Hall and O’Donoughue Hall on the campus map.

Phone: 716.286.8203  /  Fax: 716.286.8207

Academic Exploration Program
St. Vincent's Annex
P.O. Box 2046
Niagara University, N.Y. 14109