• Think like a Cosmologist with Andreas Albrecht - professor and image of cosmos

From honeybees to zombies to stinky cheese, we have a seminar for you.

First-Year Seminars are an exciting program of small, innovative classes that reflect instructor’s intellectual interests. Limited to 19 students each, these once-in-a-lifetime courses promote intellectual exchange, critical thinking, and community.


The First-Year Seminar program is hosting a new series of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). CUREs recruit a class of students to address an issue that is of real interest to the scientific or academic community. CUREs provide a scalable mechanism to increase the reach of traditional, faculty-mentored undergraduate research.