First-Year Interest Groups

Fall 2018 FIG Advising tips

Not sure which FIG to choose?

We recommend you review the requirements for the major you are interested in to select the courses that best match up with your future major. The Advising Office has "major guides" which outline the requirements. Another tool is to review the the list of General University Requirements (GUR) courses. The GURs are courses that help fulfill Western's liberal education core curriculum. If you are undecided or just want to explore some topics, then almost all FIGs are available to you.

We have a few FIG clusters that will help you explore a potential major:

  • Exploring English Major/Minor (interested in literature and writing)
  • Investigating Journalism (interested in journalism)
  • Exploring Health and Human Development (interested in allied health)
  • Exploring Earth and Environmental Science (interested in environmental science)