First Year Seminar (FYS) and Transfer Student Seminar (TSS) Program

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First Year Seminars (FYS) and Transfer Student Seminars (TSS) are innovative topical and thematic courses on a range of subjects suitable for first-year students that provide an introduction to the liberal arts and an academic transition to college. They seek to excite students intellectually and engage them as scholars. In addition to offering a rigorous academic content, First Year Seminars focus on fundamental skills that are necessary for academic success: critical thinking, effective writing, analytic reading, and oral communication.

In the Spring semester, there is typically one “TSS” class offered for new students. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Deb Lemke at