Preparing for a Major

Setting You Up for Success

A Seattle University student studies outside the Chapel of St. Ignatius in the nice winter afternoon light.

Get Ready to Declare Your Major.

Do you already know what major you want but have a few requirements to complete before you can declare? Academic Pathways Advising will help you understand exactly what you need to accomplish to declare your chosen major and set goals to move you along that path. The advisors will work with you to set manageable goals and evaluate your progress toward declaring your major.

Activities and Support

Through the activities and support available to you in Academic Pathways Advising you will:

  • Identify the steps necessary to declare your major
  • Create a plan for accomplishing those tasks
  • Build skills and confidence as a student
  • Reflect on your experience and build habits for future success

As a student in the Academic Pathways Advising program, you will work with your academic advisor to identify the skills necessary to be successful in your major and establish good habits to build upon. You will also plan your courses together each quarter to ensure you are making progress toward your degree even before you declare.

Contact us

Advisors are available to meet with you virtually or in-person by appointment. During your first year at SU, we require you to meet with us at least once per quarter but encourage you to come in more often. Once you are in your second year, your advising process becomes more self-directed.