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Program objectives:

  1. Sharpen critical and creative thinking skills
  2. Enhance the development of intellectual maturity
  3. Increase student responsibility for his or her own learning

Students further benefit from experiencing classes with a small faculty/student ratio that fosters a closer relationship within the student cohort and between students and professors. These portable skills will benefit students in any major.

FYI courses are focused on student success!

With class sizes up to 19 students, our courses feature active learning opportunities and are offered exclusively to first-year students. Results show measurable academic improvement after taking a single FYI course.


Look for the Q!

Each FYI course is designated with a “Q” suffix and fulfills one or more general education program (GEP) requirements. Teaching and student success are top priorities for FYI faculty, who engage FYI students through the use of “inquiry-guided” teaching methods.