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What is the First Year Seminar?

The First Year Seminar (or FYS for short) is a small seminar-style class that all entering first-year students take during their first year at TCNJ. The course enables entering students to work closely with a professor and their fellow students on a topic of their choosing outside of their major. It offers students an opportunity to engage in an intellectually exciting and challenging experience at the beginning of their college careers.


Fall FYS Information

You will have the opportunity to select at least six FYS choices when you fill out the First Semester Worksheet, and although not guaranteed, TCNJ makes every effort to give you one of the selected courses when preregistering you for your fall classes. Please choose at least six sections carefully to make sure these sections are of interest to you.

If you are placed into one of your choices, you will not be allowed to change your FYS course. However, in the very rare case that you select FYS courses that have time conflicts with required courses for your major and are therefore registered for one you do not select, you will have the opportunity to request a change to your FYS if there is another open section that you would prefer.



Director of the First Year Seminar:

Associate Professor Constance Kartoz (



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