Some students have known what they wanted to study since they were five years old. Other Fairmont State University students (about a third of them, in fact) enter college without knowing exactly what major they want to pursue. That’s why Fairmont State created “academic pathways”.
Academic Pathways are groups of academic programs that share overlapping research or creative interests, related coursework, or similar career paths. Students who are still deciding on a major choose an academic pathway in an academic area that interests them – this allows students to explore an area of interest, while also helping them stay on track to graduate on time and save tuition dollars.