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.

As a member of the Division of Academic Services, AEP supports its students through connections with Career Services 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.
  • Connections with Academic Support, including tutoring staff.
  • Connections with Career Services, including an alumni mentoring network.
  • 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