First-Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars


The Office of First-Year Programs offers two types of transitional courses for new students – First-Year Seminars for our on-ground students and an Academic Success Strategies for our on-line students. All first-year students must take either an UNIV 10100 or MGMT 16025 during their first semester. Transfer students who successfully completed a First-Year Seminar or College Transition course at another college are exempt.

First-Year students who are entering as students in the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship are required to take the MGMT 1602511 Business Environment & First Year Seminar. However, students may also take a UNIV if enough spaces are available in the UNIV courses.

UNIV 10101 – First-Year Seminar

Our First-Year Seminars allow for a student to find a topic and a professor that can help make their freshman experience a real success. There are 30+ different options for students to select from. This course is a one-hour subject-area seminar and orientation course required of all first-time freshmen. Students will be introduced to special topics of their choice based on personal interest, declared major or academic interest while also orientating to the university environment. This special topics seminar course will provoke critical thinking, problem solving, and interaction. Course is required of all first-time freshmen or transfer students without an equivalent course previously completed from another college or university. May not be retaken for a higher grade. Lab fee required.

Seminar Commercials

Many of the seminars have commercials for their course. View the full playlist.

Service Learning

Service Learning

We have also been recognized for the Service Learning Component within one of our most popular First-Year Seminars! Check out he good work being done by Lindenwood and the students of the Wags, Walks, and Wellness First-Year Seminar!

Fall 2022 Courses

The list below consists of all Fall 2022 First-Year Seminar courses. Additional details are coming soon!