First-Year Seminar


All first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 24 hours of college work are enrolled in BCC 100, First-Year Seminar.  

BCC 100 First-Year Seminar

This ten-week, one credit course is designed to help you make a successful transition to Berry.  In this course you’ll examine some of the challenges that new students typically face, explore opportunities for engagement through work, study and extracurricular activities at Berry and reflect on your own strengths and goals as you plan to make the most of your time here.  Best of all, BCC 100 will provide you with a network of peers who will accompany and support you on this journey.  Each BCC 100 class is led by a faculty or staff instructor will also serve as your academic advisor and a First-Year Mentor, an experienced Berry student who will help you to navigate your first weeks on campus. 

Living Learning Community

 This fall at Berry, a select group of first-year students will participate in the Plants, Food and the Environment (PFE) Learning Community.  Students in this group will be housed together and will enroll in two of three common courses focused on the theme of plants, food and the environment.  In addition to sharing classes and a living space, students will engage in co-curricular activities that enhance classroom learning and foster connections between academic learning and practical experience.  PFE students will also be enrolled in BCC 100, First-Year Seminar, and their First-Year Mentors will be housed with them.  Learn more about the Living Learning Community here.