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  • The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University. Our emphasis is on academic excellence, service to the community, and global engagement. We provide a liberal arts education in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. In addition to 42 undergraduate majors and 37 minors, we offer six master's degree programs and one professional advanced degree certificate program.

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  • Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken Joins Faculty for Winter QuarterKathleen Flenniken, the 2012-14 Washington State Poet Laureate, joins the English department to teach Writing Lyric Poetry.

    Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts Receives Key of Excellence from Phi Beta KappaThe Phi Beta Kappa presented the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts with the Key of Excellence Award. Dean David Powers has represented SU since the early planning stages for the consortium.

    Bakiner Examines the Presidential Election in TurkeyPolitical Science Professor Onur Bakiner examines the 2014 presidential elections in Turkey in his latest article.This first presidential election by popular vote followed a series of political crises.

    Ward Focuses on Motivation for Public ServiceInstitute of Public Service Professor Kevin Ward examined the factors that influence individuals to participate and remain on nonprofit boards of directors in his latest article.

    Gunnison Publishes on Gender Differences in Criminal OffendingCriminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison's research on the predictors of desistance from general delinquency by gender and other factors offers clear policy implications for gender specific programming for females and males.

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