• 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. 

For Students: Find out about current and past first-year seminars, including course descriptions and registration numbers.

For Faculty:  Information on how to create a proposal, and a link to the online Proposal Application.

Fresh U Logo  What is a Freshman Seminar?   

Read UC Davis freshman Graschelle Hipolito's Fresh U article!