What makes the sun shine? How can improv comedy prepare you for future careers? And after the apocalypse, what will we wear? First-Year Seminars answer these questions and more!

Find your academic path by exploring unique topics and connecting with others in First Year Seminars. These seminars are a great way to:

  • Develop communication skills.
  • Make connections with professors and students who share your interests.
  • Explore topics that can help you discover the academic path that’s right for you!

Open to all first-year students, these small, interactive classes are limited to 19 students in each course. Some of them even offer an international component! (Scroll to the bottom of this page to see all international offerings.)

To register for a First-Year Seminar class:

  1. Search FYSM 1000 (or FYSM 1200 for our International Seminars) in myCUinfo. You’ll see that each topic has its own section number. 
  2. Enroll in the topic that interests you most or schedule an appointment with your advisor through MyCUHub to learn how a First-Year Seminar course fits into your academic plan.