Students within the College of Arts and Sciences' 47 undergraduate major options, 36 undergraduate minors, 7 graduate degrees, and 4 post-graduate certificate find themselves challenged by faculty to develop research, writing, and analytical skills essential to professional careers and fundamental to productive, fulfilling lives.
To assist students in this challenge, the College of Arts and Sciences offers services such as the Arts and Sciences Advising Center, Internships, and International Education Opportunities to enhance the educational experience.
As you continue to immerse yourself in challenging classes, new friendships, and campus life, Seattle University offers additional resources such as Learning Assistance Programs, the Center for Community Engagement, and the Redhawk Resource Hub, just to name a few. Visit the Student Life page to learn more.
Enhancing Your Education: Co-Curriculars
Seattle University is full of co-curricular activities, resources, and ways to get involved that will enhance your education no matter what major you choose.
The Arts and Sciences Advising Center (ASAC) is a centralized advising office that provides academic advising and educational assistance to all College of Arts and Sciences students. Your advising experience goes hand in hand with studying for a college degree; it too is a process in which you can grow and learn. Advisors are instrumental in helping you develop a long range educational plan and directing you to opportunities and resources beyond the classroom that will enrich your education. Each student has an assigned professional or faculty advisor to assist with course selections, consider career options, and discuss professional and graduate school opportunities.
Art for All!
You don't have to major in the arts to enjoy them, check out Arts at Seattle U to connect with the arts through galleries, performances, concerts, and events.
Career Services professionals are committed to providing you with high quality services and resources. They offer one on one advising on many topics including resume and cover letter writing, job and internship search strategies, interview preparation, graduate school advising, self-assessment, and networking. The Redhawk Network is the online job board for students and alumni seeking jobs or internships.
Sponsored by the Communication Department, the Debate Team is open to all students and competes in both individual speaking events as well as regional and national tournaments. Participation in speech and debate is an excellent way to hone communication and research skills, and it distinguishes applications for employment and graduate school.
Departmental Honors students engage in extensive interaction with faculty and complete challenging individual scholarly or creative projects. Students present the results of their honors research to the campus community, and some students also present their work at professional scholarly conferences. Departmental Honors is currently offered in:
- Art History
- Criminal Justice
- Digital Design
- Film Studies
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- International Studies
- Political Science
- Social Work
- Theology and Religious Studies
- Visual Art
- Women and Gender Studies
The Office of Fellowships is here to support you in your search for prestigious awards and other opportunities that will enrich your educational experience. Learn more about the challenging and rewarding experience of applying for nationally competitive scholarships and grants.
KXSU Student Radio
Ever wanted to host your own radio show? KXSU serves as Seattle U's source for news, entertainment and information. We deliver great college radio with today's best music from every genre, the latest news and information about SU and other events and happenings. Shows range from specialty genres to call-in requests, talk shows, and news.
Law Scholars Program
This selective, invitation-only program is designed for highly capable entering freshman who intend to attend law school after their undergraduate studies. The program provides eligible students with a number of unique opportunities that go beyond those ordinarily available to pre-law students.
Interested in addressing global issues in a "real world" context? Ever wondered how the UN works? Do you have ideas on how to address regional conflicts? Peacekeeping? Human rights? Economic and social development? The environment? Join the Seattle University Model United Nations delegation in their mission to spread words of diplomacy, diversity of opinion, peaceful resolution, and free speech in order to bring a new understanding of world events across the Seattle community and the nation as a whole.
You thought ROTC was just for Army training? Think again. Classroom instruction is combined with practical experience, leadership development, and management skills that are sure to give you an edge over your peers when it comes time to enter the world after college. Improve your level of physical fitness, work with a team to negotiate an obstacle course, develop outdoor survival skills and increase your confidence leading others. Even if you do not plan to become an Army officer, what you learn will take you far.
Academic Service-Learning connects the concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. Service-learning helps prepare you for a lifetime of civic engagement and leadership. In addition, service-learning is an important learning tool that allows you to apply the concepts, theories, and other material covered in class. The community becomes a text for the class and is as critical to "read" as other textbooks.
Attention writers, photographers, designers, and editors: the Spectator is calling you! SU's Official Student Newspaper since 1933, the Spectator presents the news, events, and topics of interest that affect the Seattle University community. The Spectator is published weekly with more than 2,000 copies in circulation! The student-operated newspaper runs almost entirely off of its own revenue, with a faculty advisor to offer expertise in times of need.
Student Executive Council (SEC)
The Student Executive Council (SEC) is the Dean of Arts & Sciences' student advisory committee. SEC students serve on hiring committees and evaluate college practices. The SEC has implemented yearly faculty recognition awards and instituted the student scholastic competition in Arts & Sciences. Pick up an application today!
Opportunities to collaborate on faculty research add another important element to your Seattle University education. Completing research as an undergraduate provides invaluable experience in your chosen academic field and makes for an impressive addition to your resume. Students present their research at Seattle University's Annual Scholarship Celebration alongside students from all over the nation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
The university also publishes the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal (SUURJ) that highlights the research achievements of undergraduate students through a peer-reviewed online publication. It is also designed to provide an editorial apprenticeship experience for students through a credit-bearing program that trains students to share stewardship of the journal. Research includes any original quantitative or qualitative work that a student has conducted during their academic studies. This includes theoretical works, policy analyses, research-based editorial pieces, Core writing, and others. SUURJ is a joint project of the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, the Office of Sponsored Research Programs, and the Office of the Provost. The online journal is published annually in May of each year.
For more than 50 years, Seattle University has provided students of high ability and motivation the opportunity to join a small, select learning community dedicated to the study of the great books and great ideas that have shaped the development of our world. If you are an ambitious, intellectually motivated, and genuinely curious student and you want a highly-challenging approach to a liberal arts education, then the University Honors Program might be right for you.
All Seattle University students, both undergraduate and graduate, are invited to use this FREE service to discuss writing projects in a friendly environment. At the Writing Center, students work on all stages of writing, including brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. The Writing Center can help with your essays, creative writing, and even poetry!