First-Year Seminars (FYS) are small classes designed to ease your transition to the University and help you develop a community of friends. Taught by some of our most talented instructors who care about your success, the seminar topics are specially selected to reflect each instructor’s expertise and to appeal to students, but every seminar also fulfills a general education requirement. Whatever the specific topic, though, the seminars provide students with the academic skills they’ll need to thrive at UM-Dearborn, and their small class size makes it possible for students to get to know each other and to interact closely with their instructor.
Some seminars are linked with a Composition class, allowing students to meet general education requirements and take two classes with the same group of people. A smoother academic and social transition to college—that’s what First-Year Seminars are all about.
"My experience with this seminar was amazing. I have benefited greatly from taking one. I'm definitely more prepared for college as a result of taking a seminar. I learned so much that I didn't know before."
"I really had a great time and have come out of this experience as a better reader and writer and with some friends I will never forget."
Community at UM-Dearborn empowers student success!
You can find community in FYS.