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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

Maggie's Story

Maggie Morash, FIGS Peer Instructor
One of the main reasons for the continued success of the FIGS program is our talented, skilled Peer Instructors. We are delighted to recognize Maggie Morash, a past Peer Instructor of an “Exploring Health & Medicine” FIGS, for winning a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater... Continued

Camille's Story

Camille Ungco speaking at the 2015 Academic Excellence Awards
Each year, we spend several months reviewing applications, interviewing prospective candidates, and selecting some of the very best Rutgers students as FIGS Peer Instructors. We’re thus thrilled when former PIs achieve academic and professional success. Camille Ungco, a Fall 2013 Peer... Continued