First Year and Pre-major Program (FYPP) is the home of our first and second year (or pre-major) students at UW Bothell. We are the first place to turn for all of your academic needs, from scheduling classes and meeting faculty, to discussing your future career goals.

We assist with all of your academic advising needs, host student success workshops, direct you to academic and student campus resources, and strive to give you a friendly space to land as you begin your college experience and move toward your future major. We are a friendly group and are eager to help you find your way.

First Year & Pre-Major Courses

FYPP courses are created to provide you with the skills to be successful in the 21st century workforce and to make meaningful contributions to your local, regional, and global communities. The Discovery Core, a sequence of required courses designed specifically for First Year students, will increase your capacity for active learning, for critical and creative inquiry, for encountering diversity (of perspectives, of people, of world views and of ideas), for quantitative and writing skills, for interdisciplinary practices, and for communication across different media platforms.

Addressing Vital Issues

All FYPP courses are oriented toward addressing vital issues of the contemporary world outside your door and in your lives. Together we will learn about the connections between biology and business, mathematics and literature, geography and anthropology, psychology and economics, computer science and the arts, and, in this process, come to know ourselves and each other in important ways.