Freshman Seminars

Freshman Seminars allow first-year students to explore an area of interest, and gain insight into the academic expectations of the University at Albany. We have fascinating options for all majors and classes that focus on the academic and transitional skills freshmen need to be successful at UAlbany.

New! Check out this recording of our Spring 2020 Virtual Open House webinar on freshman seminars!

UFSP 100: Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminars are limited to 25 students per section, offering first-year students the opportunity for personal interaction with a faculty member. While exploring the chosen topic, students will be also be introduced to the academic expectations, opportunities, and challenges of University life. Work with your advisor to choose the option that is right for you!

Note: Living-Learning Communities include a freshman seminar. UFSP 102 is a 1-credit, freshman seminar on a topic related to the L-LC theme and connected to the L-LC experience.

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Students choose their First Year Experience option (L-LC, Freshman seminar) when they submit their orientation form.