First & Second Year Seminars Program

The First and Second Year Seminars Program brings the best faculty, teachers, and scholars on campus together with highly motivated first year students to explore rich and engaging topics based upon faculty research, scholarship, interests, and current issues. Through this experience, undergraduate research is pursued from the beginning of students’ careers, communities are established among Seminar students, strong mentoring relationships are formed with Seminar faculty, and increased numbers of students are retained from the first year into the second year.

The aspiration of the Program is that the Seminar becomes a signature experience for first year students at Northern Arizona University.

Blase S. Scarnati, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, First and Second Year Learning
Blase.Scarnati@nau.edu