The University Core Curriculum is the academic “center of gravity” of a Seattle University undergraduate education. Deeply rooted in the 450 year old Jesuit educational tradition and emphasizing rigorous, intentional, and engaging courses, the University Core helps students understand the world deeply, develop strong intellectual skills, and prepare to be thoughtful and empowered leaders for a better world.
These are exciting times for the SU University Core, with a new version of the curriculum launching in summer, 2013. Students receive a personal, challenging, and powerful education in the University Core. Combining time-tested wisdom with cutting-edge knowledge in small courses taught by highly qualified faculty members, the University Core helps students build a strong foundation of important knowledge, sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills, and develop deeply reflective habits of mind.
This web site provides information about the University Core, with resources for current students, new or prospective students, and faculty and staff.
Welcome!Dr. Jeff Philpott, Director
Met with your advisor and
still can't create a complete schedule with Core classes? 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: