Freshman Learning Communities

freshman learning communities

*Freshman Learning Communities are no longer taking applications for Fall of 2017.

What are Freshman Learning Communities?

  • 25 students enrolled together in the same courses
  • 5-6 courses total with 12-15 credits, centered around an academic theme
  • Introduction to the university and its resources
  • General Education courses that fulfill degree requirements

What is the value of a Freshman Learning Community?

  • Smooth transition from high school to university life and culture
  • Immediate connection to other students, faculty, campus
  • Higher success rates in GPA, retention and time it takes to graduate

Freshman Learning Communities (FLC) offer first-year students an opportunity to connect with Dixie State University and each other during the fall semester.  The pilot program began Fall 2016 with 150 students initially selected to participate. Our second program will begin Fall 2017 with 250 participants.

What are the requirements for participating?

  • Students must be eligible to enroll in college level math and English.
  • Students must be willing to be registered for all specific courses, and not drop those courses in order to maintain the cohort.
  • To check your eligibility please refer to the Course Placement web page.

Freshman Learning Community Options

Please review the Freshman Learning Communities below and indicate which one you would like to participate in via the Freshmen Learning Community Agreement Form.   If your major is not listed, we apologize and encourage you to register for the First Year Experience Course in your major where you will also have the opportunity to get to know other students with similar interests!

Please choose from one of our ten Freshman Learning Communities below. Click on your desired community to see what classes are offered. Advisors will begin contacting students accepted into the program April 17th-21st.

  1. GE Online (14 credits)
  2. GE Sciences (12 credits)
  3. GE Arts/Humanities (15 credits)
  4. GE Psychology/Criminal Justice (12 credits)
  5. Business (12 credits)
  6. Biology (15 credits)
  7. Biology 2 (13 credits)
  8. Health Science (14 credits)
  9. Health Science/Nursing (14 credits)
  10. Nursing (14 credits)

Freshman Learning Communities are no longer taking applications.
For more information on FLCs, contact the Office of Student Success at 435-879-4652 or