College of Arts and Sciences
About the College

Fast Facts, 2015-16

  • Dean

    David V. Powers


    Largest college at Seattle University
    Undergraduate: 1940
    Graduate: 406

    Class Size

    Average: 20 students
    Faculty-to-student ratio: 1:14

    Faculty (2014 data)

    Total faculty: 343
    Full-time: 181
    Part-time: 162
    Tenured/Tenure Track faculty: 119
    Endowed Chairs: 3
    Faculty exchanges and research grants available

    Undergraduate Education

    46 undergraduate majors
    36 undergraduate minors

    Recent National Student Awards

    6 Truman Scholars
    14 Fulbright Scholars
    #1 Army ROTC unit in U.S. (2010)
    4 Presidential Management Scholars

    Core Curriculum

    Required of all SU undergraduate students; additional requirements for Arts and Sciences majors

    Elective specializations

    • Core Honors, a three-year program by invitation only
    • Faith and Great Ideas

    Extracurricular Activities

    12 student clubs/ academic societies
    Debate Team
    Writing Center
    Fragments, student literary journal
    Model UN
    Student Executive Council
    Graduate Student Advisory Council

    Internships/Independent Study 

    • Dean’s Research Fellowships and other fellowships available for summer and academic year
    • For-credit independent study
    • For-credit, unpaid, and paid internships in community organizations

    International Components 

    • Top-ranked university for faculty-led study-abroad courses
    • College-approved study-abroad programs in 25 countries, including Ghana, India, China, and Japan
    • Global Awareness Program concentration for students in any major in any college
    • Financial support for student engagement in international education
    • International student and faculty exchanges
    • International scholars program
    • Annual International Opportunities Fair and Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Student Photo Competition  

    Graduate Education 

    MFA in Arts Leadership (MFA)
    MA in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
    Joint Criminal Justice/Law degree (MACJ/JD)
    Crime Analysis Certificate Program (CACP)
    Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL)
    Certificate in Fundraising Leadership
    Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    MA in Psychology
    Master of Social Work (MSW) 
    Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL)
    Joint Sport Administration and Leadership/Law (MSAL/JD) 

    Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership 

    Costs (2015-16)

    Undergraduate tuition: $38,974 (plus room and board)
    Graduate tuition: $674 - 714 per credit hour

    Financial Assistance (2014-15 data)

    • Undergraduate aid 
      • Average award: $26,810  
      • Students receiving aid from all sources: 83.8%  
    • Graduate aid
      • Average award: $19,646
      • Students receiving aid from all sources: 67.0%

    Seattle University Fact Sheet 

    Revised October 2015