What is a Freshman Seminar?

October 21, 2019

By Graschelle Farinas Hipolito

First-year students are often too intimidated to approach faculty, but these small classes that are capped at 19 students help break down barriers. With over 300 seminars offered each year, these unique classes offer first-year UC Davis students the opportunity to connect with faculty over unique interests and a shared sense of curiosity.

First-Year Seminar Introduces Possibilities of Consulting Profession

April 20, 2018

By Managerial Economics News

"One of Justin Garey’s greatest takeaways from the First-Year Seminar (FYS) 'I Want to Be a Consultant, I Just Don’t Know What They Do' was learning the difference between a process and a project.

"'A process needs to be efficient and smart and a project can be quick and ugly, solving the immediate problem,' said Garey, a junior majoring in managerial economics. 'Applicable to real life, I wish I knew it 10 years ago.'"

13 First-Year Seminars for the Curious Student

March 26, 2016

By Sharon Knox

First-Year Seminars tap into the shared curiosity of UC Davis students and their instructors to create communities of people excited to learn.  With approximately 300 seminars offered each year, there’s plenty to discover.  

Check out 13 of the most unique courses offered at UC Davis, including The Cultural Life of the City of Davis, Zombies and Druids, Eating in California, and There is Life After Cheddar!