First Year & Pre-Major Program (FYPP)

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The UW Bothell lower division experience

First-Year and Pre-major Program (FYPP) courses are 100 and 200 level courses geared mainly to students who have not yet entered a major, although some electives are open to all students. FYPP courses include many required writing courses, academic support courses, and some pre-requisite and introductory level corses that span the interests of all programs on campus. The FYPP first-year curriculum is centered around the Discovery Core.

The Discovery Core Experience (DCX)

The Discovery Core Experience (DCX) is a seminar that enables first-year students to begin fulfilling their UW General Education requirements and engages new students in a process of experiencing the richness of integrated learning across a variety of academic disciplines, orients them to UW Bothell's culture, integrates and improves their academic skills, and supports their sense of belonging to peers and to the university.  Discovery Core courses offer a great way to explore multiple areas of interest for students yet to declare a major.

Students in the Discovery Core who take the DC courses become immersed in interdisciplinary, small learning communities. The experience complements the broader University of Washington Bothell’s learning climate. The campus takes pride in its accessible faculty, diverse student body and engaged learning. The DC courses are designed to support the overall FYPP mission to support the successful transition to college of first-year and pre-major students, and to provide the foundation on which they will continue scholarly and professional development. The FYPP Learning Goals focus on inclusive practices, critical and creative inquiry, ethics and social responsibility, quantitative and qualitative literacies, and communication.

Learn more about the Discover Core Experience.