First Year Seminar

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Are you ready to embark on an academic and social journey to help you navigate and succeed in college?  One of the most important and engaging courses you will take at the College of Southern Maryland is your First Year Seminar.

Whether you are entering CSM from high school, returning to school after several years, or taking classes to transfer, the first year seminar is a critical class to help you transition, get connected, and lay a solid foundation for your student success at CSM and beyond.

Your First Year Seminar will empower you to:

  • take ownership of your education
  • connect with faculty and peers through shared learning experiences
  • develop and strengthen your critical thinking skills to write great college papers
  • learn to give effective presentations
  • become exposed to our diverse campus community
  • connect with student success resources to master academic barriers
  • participate in career exploration and course planning to meet your college goals

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