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.

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First-Year and Transition Studies Faculty Publications

Masters of Science in First-Year Studies