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Freshmen Interest Groups

Become the first to join a cohort of 15-20 first-year students, learning & living together! Confidently dive into the college experience by applying to be in a Freshmen Interest Group where you'll connect with people with common interests.

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Choose Your Group

Fall 2020 FIGs

Faith & Politics

Join forces with those who are driven by faith and politics. You'll get to take Faith & Politics as your gen-ed Bible course as a cohort. Plus, your cohort will join other students in American Government: 2020 Election Edition and Media & Politics. These will count toward your gen-ed government course and an elective respectively.

Drawn to Success

Art and Design majors, this FIG is for you! In Drawn to Success, you will combine your art and communication skills, helping you succeed in the professional world. Your cohort will exclusively take Digital Imaging I. Additionally, your group and other students on campus will engage in English Comp I and General Psychology.


FIGs are open to all incoming freshmen who scored at least a 19 on the English portion of the ACT and are not also enrolled in the Honors Program.

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FIG Perks

Learn more about why you should apply!

  • Get to know students with similar interests
  • Unique courses tailored to your interests
  • Live in a premium dorm building on campus
  • Direct interaction with faculty
  • Smaller student:faculty ratio
  • Regular activities with FIG groups and faculty
  • Most classes count toward gen-ed or major courses
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