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 (2016)  Freshman Learning Communities

  • The Child as Learner
  • The Adolescent Experience
  • Business and Communications
  • Theatre Arts - Cap 21
  • Keeping America Healthy
  • American Studies
  • Law and Order
  • One To Many: An Exploration in the Social Sciences
  • Two Perspectives on History
  • The Logic Behind the Message
  • Male? Female? Human? Living in a Gendered World
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Program:
    • American Innovation
    • Psychology
    • Social Behavior
    • The Power of Words and Images
    • The Write Stuff
  • Business Honors Community
  • Honors Learning Community: Global Challenges
  • Honors Learning Communities: Global Challenges for Nursing Students

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.

Contact Us

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

Of course, feel free to Contact Us.

Dr. Noelle Cutter
Office of the First Year Experience
1000 Hempstead Avenue Kellenberg Room 322-A in the Faculty Professional Center Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002