First Year Experience

Learning Communities

Build a strong foundation for academic success with one of these programs!!

Learning Communities are designed to promote student success through linked courses, integrated learning, and relationship building with peers and instructors.

Bruin Scholars

Application and admission required

This program is for you if you:

  • Placed into both Reading 0900 and Writing 0900 and you are in your first or second semester.
  • Want personalized attention and get to know your peers and instructors.

Core Explore

Application and admission required

This program is for you if you: 

  • Are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Humanities, or Business. 
  • Want to take classes with students who share your academic interests.

GenEd Step Ahead

Application and admission required

This program is for you if you:

  • Are interested in General Studies or are Undecided.
  • Want to finish your general education classes all in one year