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The First-Year Seminar

Welcome to the University of Wyoming’s First-Year Seminar!

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The Importance of the First-Year Seminar



Faculty Resources and FAQs

These courses are part of the University Studies Program* (USP), and are designed to help all first year students make the transition from High School to College. In these seminars, you will build relationships with faculty and classmates in a community of exploration and discussion, as we investigate the world of ideas together. You will be introduced to instructors who are passionate about their field of study, and equally committed to supporting student success. Whether you are certain of your Major or are exploring your options, you can look for topics here that will spark your interest in the world around you, and help you to feel part of a community of learners, scholars and friends.


FYS End of Semester Survey

This fall, a group of student researchers will be visiting classes to conduct surveys that will give us valuable insight into our FYS students' experiences this year. You can complete the survey using the following link: 


Bray to Succeed Flanigan as UW’s First-Year Seminar Coordinator

May 29, 2018 — Meg Flanigan, the University of Wyoming’s first-year seminar (FYS) coordinator since the start of the new University Studies Program in 2015, will return full-time to her home Department of Zoology and Physiology this fall.

Top UW Teachers Prepare to Engage Freshmen in New Courses

Top UW Teachers Prepare to Engage Freshmen in New Courses

June 26, 2015 — Bruce Parkinson is recognized internationally as an accomplished scholar in the field of solar energy, with an academic pedigree that includes publishing more than 200 papers in scientific journals, securing four U.S. patents and earning a raft of honors from professional organizations.

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