Pathways Learning Community

The Pathways Learning Community

Are you undecided about your major? The Pathways Learning Community is designed to help students discover potential degree programs and career paths. These students will actively engage with Webster University’s resources and community to evaluate personal goals and challenges in regards to their college experience. Based on their applications they will be placed in one of two cohorts.

Career exploration, major exploration, personality tests, leadership development all help create valuable experiences to help you gain the most from your education.

“I liked the learning community because it made me feel especially welcomed at Webster. It was my first college semester and I had the opportunity to bond with great people without feeling alone and lost particularly because most of my classes consisted of the people in the learning community with me!”

Brogan Rooney- Pathways Learning Community 2015/2016

Students in the Pathways LC will learn:

  • how to utilize campus resources and engage with the campus community
  • how to explore options for their degree program and subsequent career possibilities
  • how to evaluate personal aspirations and challenges regarding the college experience

Experiences Outside the Classroom:

These programs are often designed to enhance the classroom curriculum. All programs are free to Pathways Learning Community students. While these programs often change from year to year, below are a few from recent years:

Open Mic Night at Fitz’s in the Delmar Loop, City Museum, STL Food Crawl, Forest Park Annual Balloon Race

CoHort A Courses:

FRSH 1200 SEC 02 Fact, Fiction, or Outright Lies

Tues/Thurs 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Instructor: Sarah Reando (sarahreando96@webster.edu)

SPCM 1040 Public Speaking

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Instructor: Melissa Benton (bentonme@webster.edu)

EDUC 1500 Webster 101 - 1st 8 weeks

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Instructor: Katie Knetzer (mccombka@webster.edu)

EDUC 1510 Major Exploration and Career Development - 2nd 8 weeks

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Instructor: Rebecca Nelson (rebeccanelson84@webster.edu)

Cohort B Courses:

FRSH 1200 SEC 03 Discover U: A Seminar of Self-Discovery

Monday/Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Instructor: Kim Wylie (kimwylie34@webster.edu)

PHIL 2320 Contemporary Moral Problems

Monday/Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Instructor: Mike Jostedt (jostedmi@webster.edu)

EDUC 1500 Webster 101 - 1st 8 weeks

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Instructor: Anna Dickherber (annadickherber58@webster.edu)

EDUC 1510 Major Exploration and Career Development - 2nd 8 weeks

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Instructor: Rebecca Nelson (rebeccanelson84@webster.edu)

Questions? Feel free to contact:

Justin Barton, Director of First Year Experience


Vanika Spencer, Coordinator of First Year Experience



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