At WashU, you can find the opportunities and support to make the most of your first year and beyond.
The College offers four types of programs. You can choose an Ampersand Program that spans two or more semesters, or one of the three other programs that last for just one semester, including First-Year Seminars, First-Year Opportunities, and Beyond Boundaries courses.
With so many options, you can study something you're already excited about or try something totally new. Delve into a topic for several semesters or dive into one just for the fall.
All of these programs are optional, fulfill degree requirements, and are a unique opportunity to make the most of your first year at WashU.
View our Getting Started guide to First-Year Programs and Registration Information here.
Questions about first-year programs?
Check out our First-Year Programs FAQ . If you have any additional questions, contact Dean Sangrey, an assistant dean in the College of Arts & Sciences who oversees all first-year programs, and she can help you find your way.
In the News
Read about sophomore Gracie Hime and her experience in the “Literary Culture of Modern Ireland” Ampersand program in the article John Bull's other island.