Undecided about your major; uncertain about your career? You’re not alone! Significant percentages of entering Lyon students have not yet decided upon majors and career paths. Even larger percentages will change majors-one or two times. This is one of the great strengths of the liberal learning experience: it introduces you to academic fields and the career opportunities to which they lead and clarifies and creates options-all the while providing you with the intellectual foundation for the degree program that you ultimately select.
At Lyon, we take this liberal learning advantage a step farther, drawing together the strengths of our Orientation, Freshman Experience Course (Core 100), Career Development Program, and Alumni network to enhance your opportunities for a lifetime of professional success and personal growth.
First Year Experience
Lyon College offers a developmental advising program designed to meet the needs of students as they progress through their academic career.
Freshman students are enrolled in a first-year experience course (Core 100) that meets weekly throughout the fall. The instructors of this course serve as the academic mentors for small groups of students during their freshman year.
Spragins House (freshman residence halls) programming integrates the topics covered in Core 100 and the residential life experience. The resident faculty mentor, who resides in Spragins House, coordinates this integrated curricular and co-curricular programming and engages small groups of freshmen in discussions of their college experience on many an evening.
Similar opportunities are provided to upper class students through Young House.