The Liberal Arts

Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Seattle University's largest college with 31 departments and programs, we offer:

We provide programs and advising for:

The liberal arts imbue our lives with richness and creativity

See, understand, and generate possibility both within and beyond yourself, your community, and our world.

College of Arts & Sciences academic programs involve you in:

  • cutting-edge knowledge and creativity,
  • local and international communities,
  • quality professional opportunities.

Grounded in the Catholic-Jesuit intellectual tradition and respectful of its vision of the human person, we prepare you for:

  • leadership,
  • spiritual growth,
  • responsible citizenship,
  • service.

The liberal arts lead to career success

Also from the 2014 study:

"93% of employers agree that candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major."

What else do employers seek that you will build through your liberal arts education?

75%: more emphasis on ethical decision making
81%: more emphasis on critical thinking and analytic reasoning
89%: more emphasis on written and oral communication

Learn more about the value of a liberal arts education

News

SU Arts Leadership Partner in New Seattle Arts Fellowship

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Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Pacific NW Ballet, and KING FM support emerging leaders and administrators of color
Nov 20, 2020

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Faculty and Student Events Available in Video/Audio On Demand

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The shift to online events allows more opportunity to share them in video and audio formats; a wide variety are now available.
Nov 16, 2020

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Performing and Connnecting in our Virtual World

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While all of our programs have had to find new ways to connect during the pandemic, the performing arts have had to go further to pivot than many other disciplines.
Nov 13, 2020

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November Faculty News

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The most recent Art and Sciences faculty accomplishments
Nov 9, 2020

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Kate Reynolds Receives 2020 Excellence in Leadership Staff Award

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Senior Administrative Assistant for African and African American Studies, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, and Philosophy recognized for contributions during 35 years of service.
Oct 20, 2020

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  • Ranked in top 10%

    Ranked in top 10%

    Arts & Sciences/Humanities

  • Top 5% Highest Paid

    Top 5% Highest Paid

    Arts & Sciences/Humanities Graduates

  • Top 15% Best for Non-Traditional Students

    Top 15% Best for Non-Traditional Students

    Arts & Sciences Humanities

    College Factual 2020

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