Academic Transition Programs

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Buffalo State offers several programs and courses designed to help new students refine and strengthen academic skills that will serve as a basis for success. First-Year Convocation sets the academic tone for student entry to Buffalo State. Learning Communities (LC) provide a cluster of courses that incoming first-year students take in common around a central theme or concept. These courses fulfill many Intellectual Foundations general education requirements.

In addition, LC students who are campus residents live in a shared residential area. All LC students—residential and commuter—have access to their own gathering places with computers and kitchens. They meet with other students, faculty, and professional staff members at special LC events. Courses, such as UNC 100 Mastering the Academic Environment and UNC 111 Career Planning: Theory and Practice, offer entering students access to small classes that assist with a successful transition to Buffalo State.