Seattle University recognizes that many students come to the University wishing to explore academic programs and careers before committing themselves to a major. The Premajor Studies Program is designed to assist students on their journey of academic exploration.
The goals of the Premajor Studies Program are:
- Provide academic advising and support to freshman and sophomores who have not yet decided on a major or career path. Help them create an action plan for declaring a major by the end of their sophomore year (90 credits).
- Provide the framework, programming and resources necessary to help students make informed decisions about choosing a major. Help them to process and interpret this information.
- Recognize where students are in the decision-making process and provide them with the resources appropriate to their developmental level.
- Encourage students in defining their goals by helping them assess their personal strengths, limitations, interests and values as they relate to their choice of major, their overall education and their career path.
We provide one-on-one consultations and referrals to other campus offices in order to help students discern their strengths, limitations, interests and values.