Each Fall, there are around 70 unique topics for the FSP. Students choose six topics, and then are placed into one of those sections. Students in the Bonner, Honors, and W.I.L.L. programs have specific sections available to them.
The FSP is a stand-alone requirement and does not fulfill any major requirements.
Students beginning at TCNJ Fall 2015 or after:
FSPs do not count toward a domain requirement, but some count toward a civic responsibility. There are five course numbers for FSPs that indicate whether they meet a Civic Responsibility:
- FSP 161 sections meet only the FSP learning goals.
- FSP 162 sections meet FSP learning goals and goals associated with the Race & Ethnicity civic responsibility.
- FSP 163 sections meet FSP learning goals and goals associated with the Gender civic responsibility.
- FSP 164 sections meet FSP learning goals and goals associated with the Global Engagement civic responsibility.
Most students are allowed to take any of these courses, but some majors require that students take FSP courses that meet a civic responsibility (please consult your first semester sequence for guidance about whether you need to take a particular course).
Students beginning at TCNJ before Fall 2015:
All FSPs count toward a domain requirement, and some counted toward a civic responsibility.
For more information about the FSP, including the sections being offered please visit the First Seminar Program web site.