School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

First-Year Seminars

We encourage our first-year students to participate in the First-Year Seminars. Our PLS 2000 Political Life course has several instructors who participate each semester.

First-Year Programs include the resources and support you will need to begin your college career successfully and to maintain that success throughout the first year.

  • Wright State’s First-Year Seminar tudents earn higher grades than students who do not participate in LCs.
  • Each fall, 70 to 80 percent of incoming freshmen participate in First-Year Seminars at Wright State.
  • Since 2000, more than 13,000 Wright State students have participated in First-Year Seminars
  • The four goals of the program are to connect with professors, achieve academic success, confirm majors and connect with colleges, and to transition and connect to that college.

First-Year Programs and Services


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