Department Chair: Dr. Ruth Ann Goldfine

The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies is a multidisciplinary academic department dedicated to fostering the success of all students as they transition into and through college. A nationally recognized leader in first-year programming, the department offers high-impact curricular initiatives such as first-year seminars and learning communities for students in their first year of study. It also fosters student success through its digital literacy course, workshops, senior seminar, and other offerings.


Browse the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies Collections:

First-Year and Transition Studies Faculty Publications

Masters of Science in First-Year Studies