Student Success and Transitions

Pathway Program

Purdue University Fort Wayne and Student Success and Transitions (SST) cares about the futures of all of our students. To that end, the Pathway Program was implemented in 2016 to allow students a more targeted approach to choosing a major. We recognize the importance and often times difficulty in making this decision – you are not alone. The staff in SST assists students in exploring options, connecting with career counselors and faculty and staff in academic departments, by promoting analysis and exploration through an individualized pathway plan.

If students choose or are placed into a pathway major they will meet with specific Pathway Advisors at their Advising and Registration (A&R) day. During the A&R day, students will take a career/major assessment, and discuss career exploration experiences, as well as intended degree and career objectives. Pathway Advisors will help students understand more about how to decide upon a major and will discuss the opportunities each pathway affords. Students will also leave the A&R experience with their course schedule and short-term goals related to choosing a major.

There are four Pathway options for students:

Business and Leadership

Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences

Engineering and Science

Visual and Performing Arts