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First-Year Interest Groups

As an incoming freshman, you have the option studentsof participating in a First-Year Interest Group (FIG). FIGs create smaller communities where students can more easily get to know their peers and professors. FIGs consist of one to three courses taken by a cohort of first-year students. When you sign up for a FIG, you get to:

Register early and have a partial schedule made prior to your orientation session.

Enroll in some of our most popular courses.

Interact with professors who excel at connecting with first-year students.

  • Art FIG. For students who have been pre-accepted into the Art Department. Students take two to three art foundation courses in common.
  • BS/DO FIG. For students who have been pre-accepted into the BS/DO program. Students take Pre-Osteopathic Seminar, General Chemistry I, and Biology I together, and live together in Lenape Hall.
  • Scholar’s Mentorship Program (SMP) FIG. For students invited to participate in the SMP program. Student take Issues in the Education of Underrepresented College Students and live together in Shango Hall.
  • Business FIG. For students who have been pre-accepted into the School of Business. Students take Composition I and two business courses together.
  • Honors FIG. For students who have been pre-accepted into the Honors program. Students take two courses in common.
  • Academic Major FIGs. Open to all students, especially students who want to get started on a major or explore a major. Most courses also fulfill General Education requirements.