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.

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 Siena Hall Room 108 (School of Arts and Sciences Department) Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002