First Year Seminars

Small Classes. Big Questions.

First-Year Seminars build valuable academic skills as you study interesting topics with faculty and 14 of your newest friends. These courses, offered to students whose majors are part of Bradley’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, are intentionally small so you can build relationships with classmates and professors.

Seminars explore deeper questions such as: “Why are we here?” “How do we live well?” and “What does Instagram say about my identity?” As you ask these questions, you challenge yourself to become a better learner. Research, writing and presentations open your eyes to new perspectives, strengthen your critical thinking skills, enhance your communication abilities and show you how topics connect to the world around you.

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During summer orientation, talk to a student aide or adviser before you register for fall classes. They can guide you to a seminar that will fit your interests.


Why Try A Seminar?


Bradley faculty are passionately curious people. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn their interests and discover your own passions.


A unique bond forms when you share ideas, listen to new perspectives and collaborate on projects in small classes.

Inspire Curiosity

Liberal arts and sciences degrees open your eyes to new perspectives. Be inspired to ask questions that connect your academic interests to the world around you.