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 180 seminar offerings. In 2017-2018, the Byrne Program celebrates its 10th anniversary with the theme A Decade of Discovery. This year we will revisit the best of our past accomplishments while exploring new ways to awaken you to the joy at the heart of all academic inquiry and research. You can browse our seminars online, or download a catalog.