First Year Seminar

FYS 1010- Learning with the Brain in Mind

FYS 1010 is an interactive, evidence-based study skills course that prepares first-year students to manage the rigor of university-level learning. The topics covered in FYS 1010 include (but are not limited to):


  • Time-management/procrastination

  • Memory and comprehension

  • Study planning

  • Exam-prep/test-anxiety reduction

  • Stress-management

  • Concentration improvement


FYS 1010 is a one-credit class that meets once per week for 50 minutes…50 minutes which can save you innumerable hours of ineffective study later.

*Be sure to let your advisor know you want to register for FYS 1010 at New Student Orientation.

Interested in serving as an instructor for FYS 1010? Visit our employment page to apply. 

Register for FYS

What our students say

"I especially benefited from hearing from other students during discussions. These conversations really helped me navigate common first-year difficulties." - Madison, Public Relations, '18

"As a pre-med student, I especially appreciated that the material taught is based on the science of college-level learning." - Mohamed, Pre-Med/Philosophy, '21

"The material covered not only helped ease my transition from high school to college, but I also enjoyed the relaxed and conversational class setting." - Salwa, Psychology, '19

"FYS showed me not only how to make great academic decisions, but also taught me how to communicate with professors and make the most of my lectures. This is a course in which EVERY freshman should be enrolled!" - J-'Nel, Business Administration, '17