University Core Curriculum

University Core Curriculum

  • The Seattle University Core Curriculum is the academic "center of gravity" of our undergraduate education. Deeply rooted in a more than 450-year old Jesuit educational tradition-with an emphasis on rigorous, intentional and engaging courses-the Core helps students understand the world deeply. It enables students to strengthen their intellectual skills and prepare to be thoughtful and empowered leaders for a better world.

    In summer 2013, the university launched a revamped Core, with additional course offerings and changes to the existing Core curriculum. What didn't change was its foundation, combining time-tested wisdom with cutting-edge knowledge in small courses taught by highly qualified faculty members. Through their Core studies undergraduates sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills while nurturing reflective habits of the mind.

    This website provides information about the new Core, with resources for current students, incoming or prospective students and faculty and staff. 


    Dr. Jeff Philpott
    Director, University Core Curriculum 2005-2015

  • Upcoming Events

    Congratulations to the Class of 2015!  Continuing students, however, know that Fall 2015 registration is well under way!  Can't find the Core class you need?  Come to the Core Solution Center during the first week of classes on the 2nd floor of the University Services Building.  We'll be available 9:30am to 4:00pm these days to assist you:

    • Wednesday, September 23
    • Thursday, September 24
    • Friday, September 25