First Year Experience Courses

First-Year Experience (FYE) course offerings are intended to:

  • Give first-year students a small group experience to help them integrate into university life;
  • Give first-year students the opportunity for more interaction with faculty, fostering a stronger sense of academic community;
  • Communicate high academic expectations to students; and
  • Help students recognize and take advantage of the roles that various campus resources play in their academic lives.


FYE courses are stand-alone courses offered by departments for academic credit (as either a GUR or an elective). Taught in small sections with registration restricted to first-year students, FYE courses provide first-year students with a small group experience. Registration for FYE courses is available at Summerstart or during fall registration if spaces remain.


Check out the current FYE Course Offerings.

Page Updated 11.22.2017