University of Minnesota

1-Credit Course

OUE 2001: Academic Planning and Exploration (1 credit)

The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration offers a 1-credit course to guide you through the academic and career exploration process. This course is offered through the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE).


OUE 2001 is a blended (primarily online, 2 in-person class sessions), 1-credit course for degree-seeking undergraduate students who are strongly undecided about their academic major, looking at majors across colleges, or those needing to consider a parallel plan for their major.

Through a combination of 2 in-person classes, discussions, readings, and reflections, you will develop an Exploratory Action Plan to help discover and declare a best-fit major that matches your interests, values and academic skills.

International Students: For Fall 2019, we are offering an International student section (section 005) featuring weekly in-person meetings for the second half of the fall semester.

Course Format

  • The course is designed to allow you some freedom in customizing your exploration process. Some of the class assignments are required while others are selected by you.
  • This course is facilitated mostly online and includes two required in-person class meetings as well as experiential exercises that require interaction with campus resources, staff and the community.
  • You must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • If you would like to talk to someone about this course, please utilize the CAPE Drop-In Hours or email

How to Register

To view available sections, visit the Class Search on OneStop and search for course subject: 'OUE' and number: '2001'. Be sure to select the upcoming term. You can also register through MyU. The course is offered twice each semester so please note you will either select 1st half or 2nd half of the semester.


  • CAPE staff is available during Drop-In Hours to discuss the course.
  • If you have any questions regarding the course, you may contact or call 612-624-3076.

Center for Academic Planning and Exploration

511 Robert H. Bruininks Hall

222 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-3076 |

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