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or contact:

Dr. Rudi Berkelhamer
FIP Program Director





Hear what Lisa,
a University Studies 15 (Consiousness) student,
has to say about
who should take a FIP

Click on the image below to
see Lisa's video or
click here for
a larger version of
her YouTube video.

University Studies 15
students write/draw a
collaborative "Manifesto"
in chalk in the
Humanities Plaza

Click on the image below to
see the video or
Click here to for a
larger version


The First-Year Integrated Program (FIP) is
a year-long experience for freshmen that
introduces students to the ways
3 different disciplines
approach similar topics.
Program participants are
also brought into a unique learning community
including faculty from different disciplines,
graduate teaching assistants,
and first-year students.
FIP sequence students will be with the
same faculty, graduate TA's and classmates
for the entire year!

Only 80 students are accepted into the
First-Year Integrated Program
per course sequence each year.
Successful completion of a
three-course sequence will satisfy four (or more!)
general education (GE) requirements.

For the 2014-15 Academic year,
DUE will only be offering one FIP sequence, Uni Stu 13,
Global Sustainability

Uni Stu 13, which is not writing intensive,
and, thus, there are no pre-requisites. This newly
revised sequence is 4-units per quarter and
fulfills the first-year sequence requirement for the
Global Sustainability Minor. Sophomores who
are interested in the minor may enroll too! Upper-Division Students may be admitted by exception.


We have a series of program learning goals for students
who take FIP sequences in addition to those each of
the teaching teams has for their particular topic.

Learn more about the FIP program goals here...

Sign up at Summer Orientation (SPOP) to
take the Global Sustainability course sequence.

Don't miss out on this unique freshman program!!

First-Year Integrated Program
611 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-5670
Phone (949) 824-3291
Fax (949) 824-2161

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