First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar (FYS) at The University of Scranton is a three-credit, required course for all students that is regularly completed in their first year. The course seeks to welcome students to the academic community at Scranton; aid students in their academic transition; introduce a content area; start students on their way to careful thinking, writing, and speaking; establish a close relationship with a professor; and to familiarize students with the University’s Ignatian identity and mission. As seminars, these courses are capped at 18 students and may satisfy a variety of other General Education (GE) requirements. The minimum passing grade to fulfill the FYS requirement is a C or better.

FYS in the Curriculum

The General Education Curriculum has the goal of affording students the opportunity to “become liberally educated in the Ignatian tradition.”

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Royal Read & Ignatian Values in Action Lecture

The Royal Read and Ignatian Values in Action lecture are two shared experiences for first-year students which inculcate students into The University of Scranton’s Ignatian mission and values.
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Life of the Mind

The FYS introduces incoming students to the richness of intellectual life through Life of the Mind Events.

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