First Year Experience

Ready. Set. Learn! At Molloy College, you'll begin your first semester as part of a freshman learning community which is a group of student learners in linked courses. Freshman learning communities at Molloy allow freshmen to:

  • Explore an interest or become acquainted with a major field of study
  • Participate in a community of learners, fellow freshmen enrolled in the same courses
  • Form friendships with fellow students and bonds with faculty as you learn
  • Sharpen skills necessary to succeed in college
  • Fulfill general education or major degree requirements
  • Learn how to make the best use of resources available to Molloy students

Freshmen become part of a learning community built around a particular theme or course of study.

Fall  Freshman Learning Communities

  • The Child as Learner
  • The Adolescent Experience:
  • Business and Communications
  • Keeping America Healthy
  • Law and Order
  • One To Many: An Exploration in the Social Sciences
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • The American Experience
  • The Logic Behind the Message
  • Human Connections
  • American Studies
  • American Nation
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Program:
  • St Thomas Aquinas Program: American Innovation
  • St Thomas Aquinas Program: Human Interactions
  • St Thomas Aquinas Program: The Power of Words
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Program: General Psychology
  • Freshman Leadership Institute
  • Honors Learning Community: Global Challenges for Nursing Students-Fall Program
  • Honors Learning Community:The College Experience

Each Freshman Learning Community includes a course called FST 101, The College Experience, a one-credit course required for all Molloy freshmen.  FST 101:

  •  Aids students in making a successful transition to college studies
  •  Sharpens important skills needed for college success, such as note taking, time management and library research
  • Explores major and career options
  • Answers student questions about advisement and registration
  •  Helps students become involved in campus activities
  • Helps students make the best use of a wide array of campus services

A member of the class of 2019 has her book March, about the congressman's experiences in the civil rights movement, signed by John Lewis. A member of the class of 2019 has her book, March, signed by Congressman John Lewis.

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Office of the First Year Experience
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 103 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002