First-Year Seminar

Welcome to First-Year Seminar! FYS is a course designed specifically for Barton College first-year students. It explores topics related to the academic and social transition from high school to college, and it is an introduction to Barton College. All classes are designed to help you learn more about yourself and your future. You will focus on topics that support your success at Barton and beyond —  understanding the effects of emotion in your life; navigating technology and information; and exploring vocation, majors, and career paths. Your FYS team is one of your best resources to help you navigate your first semester of college.

As we move through the course and you move through your first semester, you will have several opportunities and decisions come your way, and your FYS team will be here to help guide you. Our hope is that you consider your new environment, your skills, your friendships, and everything that you are learning in your decision-making process. Your experiences this semester can help to shape your next four years, and those years will help to shape your adult life. While going to college is exciting and new, you must reflect on the college experience as a whole and not several individual parts.