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   THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

Freshman Year Research Intensive Sequence

What is FYRIS?

The Freshman Year Research Intensive Sequence (FYRIS) is a program designed to provide freshmen with course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Students first enroll in the Research Foundation Course (RFC) and can then enroll in Research Driven Courses (RDCs). The sequence allows undergraduate students to obtain real-world research experience in a field of interest related to their majors and generate data for the research agendas of the lead faculty who guide the courses. Courses are funded by several sources including the National Institutes of Health (BUILD) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (PERSIST).

Research Foundation Course (RFC)

Research Driven Courses (RDCs)

How do I enroll?

There are two options to enroll in the FYRIS program based on sequence of interest:

Fall (1)/Spring (2)

Option1

Students will take both the special section of SCI 1301 (RFC) and RDC 1 during Semester 1. Students can then take RDC 2 during Semester 2.

Students must meet with a FYRIS advisor for course approval each semester prior to enrolling in an RFC or RDC.

Spring(1)/Fall(2)

Option2

Students will take a special section of SCI 1301 (RFC) during Semester 1 and are reintroduced to the RDC sequences available during Semesters 2 and 3.

Students must meet with a FYRIS advisor for course approval each semester prior to enrolling in an RFC or RDC.