First Year Seminar


What does Augustana's core value of "Christian" mean? The Rev. Ann Rosendale (Campus Pastor), Dr. Murray Haar (Religion department), Corey Kopp (Campus Life), and Dr. Jennifer Gubbels (Biology department) explain what Augustana's Christian identity means to them.


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.