Byrne Seminars are small, one-credit courses, limited to 20 students. Seminars are taught by our world-renowned faculty, who come from departments and professional schools across the university. By taking a Byrne Seminar, students get 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 allow students to explore a major or other disciplines of interest, connect to research faculty, and create friendships and social networks as they begin their Rutgers journey. Seminars typically meet for 10 weeks, and they are graded Pass/No Credit with no formal exit exams.
Each year the Byrne Program explores a particular theme through our more than 200 seminar offerings. The featured theme for 2016-2017 is The Politics of Knowledge. We invite you to share in our exploration of the Politics of Knowledge by joining Byrne Seminars for 2016-2017. You can browse our seminars online, or download a catalog.