Welcome to the UMass First-Year Seminar Programs
Established in 2008, the UMass First-Year Seminars invite students to engage with university-level topics, ideas, and research in a small class setting. With many different sections available, these courses offer a low-stakes way to engage a subject of interest or explore something new.
First-Year Seminars also support students’ transition to college. Capped at nineteen students, each course provides a supportive environment, where participants can learn from each other and develop a personal relationship with their instructor.
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