Academic Exploration Program

David Trillizio
Program Director
dpt@bradley.edu

The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) is designed to help students find a major that leads to a rewarding career. AEP provides the guidance and resources for students to explore their career options by discovering their individual talents, exploring their interests and learning about career choices.

With more than 100 majors and academic programs to choose from, Bradley is unlike smaller colleges. Bradley is also small enough to provide the personal attention and academic advising not commonly found at larger universities with this academic variety. For one in six new Bradley students, AEP provides the variety of choices and the individual advising that few universities offer. Because of the combination of choice and one-on-one advising, most AEP students choose a major in one of their first two semesters and graduate in four years.

Academic programs from which you may choose include:

Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology

Civil Engineering
Construction
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering / Computer Option
Engineering Undecided
Industrial Engineering

  • Engineering Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Process Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering

  • Biomedical
  • Energy

Undecided Engineering

Education and Health Sciences

Community Wellness
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education (birth–grade 3)
Elementary Education (K-9)
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Health Science (Leads to Bradley Doctorate of Physical Therapy or other health professions)
Hospitality Leadership
Learning Behavior Specialist
Learning Behavior Specialist / Elementary Education
Nursing (Direct Entry)

  • Nursing Education - 5-year bachelor’s/master’s
  • Nursing Administration - 5-year bachelor’s/master’s

Physical Therapy (Direct entry doctorate program from Health Science major)
Retail Merchandising
Secondary Education
Special Education Learning
Behavior Specialist

Foster College of Business

Accounting

  • 5-year bachelor’s/master’s option
  • Internal Auditing

Actuarial Science
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Finance

  • 5-year bachelor’s/master’s in Quantitative Finance

International Business
Management and Leadership

  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Studies in Business

Management Information Systems
Marketing

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Professional Selling
  • Social Media Marketing

Undecided Business

Liberal Arts and Science

Biochemistry

  • 5-year bachelor’s/master’s option

Biology

  • Preprofessional: Cell and Molecular
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Medical Technology
  • Secondary Education
  • 5-year bachelor’s /master’s option

Chemistry

  • Business
  • Preprofessional
  • Secondary Education
  • 5-year bachelor’s/master’s option

Computer Information Systems

  • Computer Game Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • Software, Web and Computer Security

Computer Science

  • Computer Game Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • Software, Web and Computer Security

Criminal Justice Studies
Economics
English

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Studies
  • Professional Writing

Environmental Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

French
History
International Studies
Mathematics

  • Secondary Education

Medical Laboratory Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Med
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish

Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts

Advertising
Art

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Art Education (K–12)
Art History
Interactive Media

  • Animation / Visual Effects
  • Game Design
  • Web /Application Design

Journalism
Music
Music Business
Music Composition
Music Education

  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Vocal

Music Performance

  • Instrumental
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Vocal Music

Organizational Communication
Public Relations
Sports Communication
Television Arts
Theatre Arts
Theatre Performance
Theatre Production
Undecided Communication