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Each year, we offer approximately 75 classes in 35 different topical areas. Check out our current course catalog or browse a complete list of past and present course offerings.

Begin Your Rutgers Story With FIGS

The primary goal of First-year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) is to provide Rutgers students with the knowledge and resources they need to write academic success stories.

We understand that transitions are difficult, especially the transition from high school to college. With this in mind, we’ve developed engaging one-credit courses–taught by a select group of experienced Peer Instructors–that introduce first-year students to dozens of exciting fields and to a wide range of involvement, academic, and professional development opportunities here at Rutgers.

If, as the old adage goes, we write our lives one day at a time, we at FIGS want to help you start writing.

What will your Rutgers story be?

Sophie's Story

Sophie Mannaerts, Exploring Careers in the Sciences
At the end of each fall semester, our Peer Instructors develop final projects that showcase their experiences with the FIGS program. Sophie Mannaerts taught “Exploring Careers in the Sciences” and decided to create a short film explaining what FIGS meant to her. Sophie’s students were... Continued

Kayla's Story

Kayla Broyles, FIGS Program Intern
An essential part of the FIGS team is our undergraduate student intern team, which takes on many large-scale projects while also addressing the day-to-day needs of the program. We are thrilled to recognize our own Kayla Broyles, whose work as a New Student Programs intern in 2015-2016 was... Continued

Dr. Loredana Quadro's Story

Dr. Loredana Quadro, FIGS Faculty Mentor
At the close of each fall semester the FIGS Program hosts a Recognition Breakfast to celebrate all of the people whose hard work and dedication make this program possible. This year’s FIGS Recognition Breakfast, on December 11th, 2015, marked the first year that the FIGS Program awarded... Continued