Introducing the First-Year Sequence

First Year Sequence

We believe that your first year of college should offer more than prerequisites and busy work. It should help you build confidence for a successful educational journey and give you a strong foundation for your future. That’s where our First-Year Sequence can help.

This innovative series of engaging, interdisciplinary courses is designed to help you sharpen your academic skills as you learn practical, relevant lessons. Courses put you in a real-world setting while you explore problem solving, current social and political issues and business all while learning how to communicate your point of view persuasively.

Our goal is to never hear you ask, “Why do I need to learn this? Or “Will I ever use this in the real world?” We know that when learning is framed in real-world settings, it becomes tangible—and practical. 

If you’re new to college, or have fewer than 24 credits from another school, you’ll start your degree program with this first full year of courses. As an associate’s degree student, you’ll take courses in pairs (also known as a block). As a bachelor’s degree student, courses are taken one at a time. Developed as a progression, each course introduces concepts and ideas upon which the next one will build. First Year Sequence does not apply to the following programs: AAEE, BSED/E, BSLS, LVN/BSN, LPN/BSN, and BSN.

Before attending your first class, we want to make sure that you’re completely informed about the time and financial commitments that you’re taking on. View our walk-through and learn exactly what it takes to earn your college degree.

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Bill Pepicello on the First Year Sequence

Bill Pepicello

The University's president discusses how the First Year Sequence reinforces student success.

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