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: The Learning Curve
  • 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


Author Ernest Cline explains the steps leading to his writing the best selling book, Ready Player One, as the Class of 2017 listens.  

Coming to Molloy in the fall? Copies of our upcoming common read, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni, will be distributed at registration.

Contact Us

Have questions about anything here? Feel free to drop us a quick note!

Of course, feel free to Contact Us.

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

516.323.3280

kconway@molloy.edu