Course Descriptions

Fall 2023

During your first semester, you will live alongside classmates in your First-Year Program, making it much easier to collaborate and learn together as you embark on your FYP, an interdisciplinary, often team-taught, course that focuses on a topic of broad interest and is one of the four courses that first-year students take in the fall.  

Read the Fall 2023 Course Descriptions 

London FYP College 

Fall semester only. Students admitted to St. Lawrence are able to apply to the London FYP online. Applications are due by Monday, April 24 and students will be notified of acceptance before they arrive on campus.

If you are interested in applying for the London FYP, contact the Center for International and Intercultural Studies (CIIS) at 315-229-5991 or email at

A separate program abroad application is required for this FYP course and you will find the application on your Application Status Page.

Spring 2024

Your second semester at St. Lawrence will include a First-Year Seminar, which is often a smaller class size and brings you together with a different group of students, likely many from outside your FYP.  First-Year Seminars (FYS) strive to continue the communication skills, critical thinking, ethical reflection, and liberal learning goals of the FYP courses but with a specific focus on critical inquiry and research. Each of you will engage in an in-depth research project over the course of the semester. 

Read the Spring 2024 Course Descriptions