First Year Seminar


Augustana University faculty address first-year Augustana University students in an October 2019 plenary session focused on the value of the Christian faith.


Augustana’s First Year Seminar (FYS) is a two-semester program that serves to orient you to academics and campus life at AU. In addition to its collection of innovative courses, FYS also enables you to connect with professors, your fellow students, and campus resources, such as the Student Success Center.

Each course is designed to help you develop the critical thinking, communication and ethical reasoning skills you’ll need for your Augustana academic career, and to engage difficult questions throughout your life.

Learn more and see the full course descriptions for First Year Seminar.