First-Year Experiences

As a first-year student at Suffolk, you’ll take several required courses to start your college experience off with hands-on learning opportunities that will help you succeed whatever path you choose.

Creativity & Innovation

Creativity and Innovation is a shared requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School. Courses in Creativity and Innovation (CI) draw from every discipline at Suffolk, but they all have something in common: no matter the course topic, you’ll focus on the creative process — on learning by doing.

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First-Year Writing

The First-Year Writing curriculum supports your development of the reading, research, and rhetorical proficiencies needed in college and beyond. Each course in the FYWP emphasizes a process-based approach in which drafting, peer review, and revision are built into the curriculum.

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First-Year Seminars

The First-Year Seminar offers new CAS students a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the college experience by exploring an exciting, provocative, or timely topic in-depth. Much more than a traditional introductory lecture, seminars are designed to stimulate your intellect and engage you with the world.

Learn more about First-Year Seminars