First-Year Academics

WCU provides a selection of academic offerings designed specifically for first-year students. You may see more information about each in the links below. Students, we also encourage you to look closely at the full range of academic resources on the Student page, under "Learning at WCU". Faculty and Staff, you will also find tons of additional academic resources here.

For full course and program descriptions, please visit each of these links!

First-Year Seminars
This FYS is a liberal studies requirement of all first-year students.

Launch your First-Year Experience at Western Carolina University in a summer learning community

Learning Communities
First-Year learning communities are a dynamic option and opportunity.

Transition Pathways Courses
These courses will empower your success as you adapt to college life and learning.

WCU Liberal Studies Program
All WCU students complete required courses in the liberal studies program.

FYE Workshops for Fall 2014


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