Byrne Seminars

Byrne Seminars are small, one-credit courses offered only to first-year students.

Taught by Rutgers’ world-renowned faculty from departments and professional schools across the university, Byrne Seminars offer students the chance to experience the excitement of original research as faculty members share their curiosity, their intellectual passion, and how they develop new ideas and fields of knowledge.

Byrne Seminars are graded Pass/No Credit, providing a low-pressure opportunity to become familiar with a professor and subject area in greater depth.

Honors College students are able to choose from any traditional Byrne Seminar or one of several dedicated Honors College Byrne Seminars. To fulfill the Byrne Seminar option, students must receive a Pass grade in at least one Byrne Seminar in their first year and it will count toward your overall twenty-one required honors hours.

Previous offerings have included courses on learning to play the ukulele, barbecue and soul food, the "city as text" model of learning by studying New Brunswick, and more.

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