Freshman Seminars at University of Houston-Downtown are designed to help you explore topics that relate to your interests or major. Also, Freshman Seminar helps you achieve academic success by teaching you learning strategies and study skills that prepare you for the transition from high school to college. Entering freshmen take Freshman Seminar in their first semester at University of Houston-Downtown. Each Freshman Seminar is built around a theme designed to introduce freshmen to the intellectual life of the university. Learn more about Freshman Seminar.