Synergy is one of UW’s highly acclaimed first-year programs. Read more below!
Synergy is a learning community for first-year students. Each year approximately 300 students participate in the two first-year options Synergy provides: Seminar and Core.
QUALITY INSTRUCTION: The instructors in the Synergy Program are committed and trained in teaching first-year students. Additionally, the Synergy Program provides smaller class sizes, which allows the students to connect and engage more in class and with their instructors.
CONNECTIONS: Synergy offers two first-year options that help new students fulfill University Studies Program classes in a cohesive and connected environment. Synergy’s courses deliver increased opportunities for optional study groups, more one-on-one time with instructors, and time with a peer mentor.
PRIORITY ENROLLMENT: Students in the Synergy Program will receive priority enrollment in high demand courses.
FIRST-YEAR ADVISING: In the fall, students in Synergy courses access a trained advisor to plan for spring course enrollment, long-term academic mapping, and resources on campus for financial, academic, and other issues.
Tap into the benefits of launching your college career as an undeclared major! College statistics show that starting as an undeclared major can shorten your time to graduation and increase your satisfaction with first-year advising.
If you decide you would like to declare a major, be sure to speak with an advisor before June orientation about your plans as well as prerequisites to enter the major. You must speak with an advisor before registering for courses within the major. Advisors can be reached during business hours: please call 307-766-2398.