Students work together to solve problems in a classroom.

All students chose a First-Year Seminar (FYS)—small discussion-oriented courses that introduce students to academics at Muhlenberg. Students learn about the academic expectations at the College and what it means to think deeply,discuss, read and write critically about ideas. Working with your professor and a writing assistant, you will learn basic information about academics and academic resources.

FYS courses are offered by disciplines across the curriculum with a range of topics to choose from. Recent courses included Road Trip: Global Humanitarians, Quantum Weirdness & Probability and How Tea Conquered the World and Do Robots Dream.

Working with your academic advisor you will have the opportunity to begin exploring courses in disciplines that are new to you. Your first-year course work will go a long way toward helping you choose a major and eventually begin to focus your studies.

Matthieu de Wit, a neuroscience professor, engages with a student in the classroom.

During your first year you will form a close connection with at least one professor. Maybe it will be your academic advisor, your FYS instructor or a professor in one of your classes. The ways that faculty work with students at Muhlenberg means you begin to form a lasting relationship with your professors—and maybe even find your faculty mentor.

The Write Stuff

First-Year Seminars

Muhlenberg’s First-Year Seminars allow faculty to explore interesting topics and help incoming students develop analytical composition skills.



Office of Admissions

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