University Requirements for First Year Student Seminar

Each discipline will offer either a discipline oriented First Year Student Seminar course (typically XXXX119) with the following objectives or have the objectives included in an existing required course within the department.

Objectives of the First Year Student Seminar

  1. Identify student support resources and services on campus
  2. Define short and long-term academic and professional goals as they relate to an academic discipline
  3. Identify learning strategies and demonstrate effective study skills and time management
  4. Demonstrate active engagement with faculty and service or civic opportunities within the context of the university community

The First Year Seminar Course shall be a requirement of all new students. Department Chairs shall be given the option to waive this requirement for specific students including transfer students, students returning to the university, etc.  In the event that the course is waived, the 1 sh associated with this course shall be placed into the student's Elective Category for the major.

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