Welcome to the University Core!
The Core Curriculum is Seattle University’s common undergraduate educational experience. Indeed, it is the very heart of your Seattle University education, embodying the university’s mission and helping you develop as leaders for a just and humane world. The Core isn’t simply a distribution requirement intended to make you more “well rounded.” Instead, it is a thoughtfully designed, integrated curriculum created to help all SU students grow as scholars, as citizens, and as reflective and engaged whole persons, ready to make a difference in the world.
The University Core is an important part of your SU education that goes hand-in-hand with your major classes and out-of-class experiences. It will prepare you for success as both a student and after you graduate. Here’s how:
Your Core classes have been designed by talented and dedicated faculty members who use their expertise to shape the content of each class, and who organize that content around some of the most pressing and thought-provoking questions in their disciplines. Each class invites students to actively participate in the dialogues produced by such questions—sharpening your capacity to read critically, write carefully, and express ideas effectively.
I invite incoming or prospective students, as well as current students, faculty, and staff to explore all that SU’s Core has to offer.
Dr. Jeff Philpott
Director, University Core Curriculum
The University Core helps students grow as scholars, as citizens, and as reflective and engaged whole persons, ready to make a difference in the world.Dr. Jeff Philpott Director, University Core
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If you are unable to come to office hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry or request. We are able to resolve almost all issues via email and if we are unable, we will schedule an appointment to assist you in person.
*Please note: We are moving! As of Friday, March 22nd, the Core office will relocate from the University Services Building to the Admin building (ADMN 120). Our offices will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, March 20th, for this transition. We will be resuming operations at ADMN 120 on Friday, March 22nd.
Our offices will be closed over Spring break from March 25-29th, and will be resuming on April 1st.