"Describe your intellectual interests, their evolution, and what makes them exciting to you. Tell us how you will utilize the academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences to further explore your interests, intended major, or field of study."
What do they mean by academic programs? Do we have to mention specific ones? Or can we just refer to majors and say "the Computer Science program" or the "Information Science program"
Also, are they looking for abstract, or not? I just shared some of my experiences in my essay in a colloquial tone, and how they affected my goals in the future..