Fitchburg State is known for three majors above all: nursing, communication media, and education. But this does not mean other majors are ignored. All the professors are experts in their fields and have tons of experience and stories to share with their students. They are always willing to help a student boost a grade, create networking opportunities, and complete work assigned in class. All professors are required to have open office hours, but you can always set up an appointment with them if their hours don't fit your schedule.
Most classes are more hands-on work rather than lectures, reports, and quizzes. Many professors assign real-life problems to their students to get them ready for the real world after graduation. These assignments are used to train students to be proficient and professionals in their desired career fields. However, Fitchburg State is not a technical school. Film students learn the equipment during freshman year and then continue in all aspects of film making, pre-production, script writing, lighting, etc. Nursing majors get to work on simulation dummies as well as run routine check-ups on fellow classmates. Marketing majors work with real clients to create marketing campaigns and analyze companies in their current states.
Class registration for the fall semester happens mid-spring semester, while spring registration happens mid-fall semester. Registering for classes is scheduled by what year you are. Seniors register first, then juniors, then sophomores, then freshmen. Freshmen have a special registration over the summer before they enter Fitchburg State in the fall. Many students choose to focus on general education classes and introduction courses in their major during freshman year.