By The Numbers
The Byrne First-Year Seminars Program was established in 2007 due to a generous endowment by Rutgers Alum John J. Byrne and his wife Dorothy. Since its inception, the Byrne Program has steadily grown serving more than 10,000 incoming students. In a short six years, our course offerings per academic year have risen from 110 to 144 sections.
In Spring 2013 we joined with the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates to offer the first ever Aresty-Byrne Seminars, and due to the great success of these new seminars, we have doubled the number of Aresty-Byrne offerings for 2014-2015. We are also enjoying the growth of our Byrne Seminars for transfer students, which launched in Spring 2012.
Graphs below evidence the total number of students who completed Byrne Seminars during each semester as well as the total number of sections offered per semester.