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2021 FIGS Course Catalog

First-year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) are one-credit, ten-week courses taught by talented and informed upper-class Peer Instructors during the fall semester. Taking a FIGS course will allow you to explore an exciting area of study with a small group of peers and examine the opportunities available at Rutgers and beyond. Since our courses are taught by experienced upper-class students, you will gain valuable advice on how to navigate college life from someone who was once in your shoes. In your FIGS, you will discover the basics of academic, research, and co-curricular involvement; connect with faculty in your interest area; identify educational tracks and career options, and learn the ins and outs of Rutgers resources. Visit to learn more about the program.

Utilizing the digital guide below, browse through the various courses offered for the Fall 2021 semester. To download the guide to your desktop, select the arrow in top left-hand corner in the box below.

Contact Information/Questions:
First-year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS)
Career Exploration and Success
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
106 Somerset Street, 4th Floor New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Lyn Baier
Director of First-year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS)
Associate Director for First-year Engagement

Susan Bennett
Assistant Director for First-year Engagement

Topher Sutton
First-year Engagement Program Director