Undergraduate Studies

General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

First-Year Seminars

First Year Seminar (FYS) is a one credit course required of all first year students. This course is designed to maximize students' success in transitioning to college. Course content includes: academic and student resources, study habit techniques, time management skills, educational planning, and adjustment concerns. There are two types of FYS courses. The first type is taken in tandem with a general education course that a first year student typically takes, making it a 4 credit hour class. Students choosing this option should take the FYS course in conjunction with a major-specific area course or an area of interest. The second type is a stand-alone FYS course which is a one credit hour class that is offered during the first 7 weeks of the semester. It is best to take the FYS course during your first college semester at IU Southeast. 

Since Fall 2002, All degree-seeking students entering IU Southeast who are new college students or who have fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit must pass one First-Year Seminar course. Students who are required to take a First-Year Seminar and do not pass one before reaching sophomore status (30 semester hours) will not be able to register or receive certified records without special authorization from the First-Year Seminar director.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Donna Dahlgren, director, Crestview 032; phone (812) 941-2682; email ddahlgr [at] ius [dot] edu (ddahlgr@ius.edu)

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