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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

Luis' Story

Luis Leyva, FIGS Peer Instructor
One of the goals of the FIGS program is develop strong leaders that will go on to contribute to the academic community at Rutgers and beyond. We are delighted to recognize one of our distinguished alumni, Luis Leyva, who graduated from Rutgers in May 2016 with a PhD in Mathematics... 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