Degree Requirements


Seattle University undergraduate degrees require a minimum of 180 credits.*  Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details on your major or degree.

*An exception to this requirement is the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities which requires a minimum of 135 credits.

Minimum GPA requirement:

Seattle University requires a 2.00 cumulative GPA to award the undergraduate degree.  Many majors and degrees require a higher cumulative GPA. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details on specific majors or degrees.

Core requirement:

All undergraduate students are required to complete a basic program of liberal studies called the University Core Curriculum. Transfer students will typically have a modified core depending on how many transfer credits are accepted. Students earning a second bachelor's degree at Seattle University also have modified Core requirements. Certain majors and degrees require specific courses for Core. You can view specific information about the University Core Curriculum in the Undergraduate Catalog.

College/School requirements:

Seattle University undergraduate degree programs are administered by the College of Arts and Sciences, Albers School of Business and Economics, Matteo Ricci College, the College of Nursing, and the College of Science and Engineering.

Additional requirements for students in the College of Arts and Sciences includes a history course in addition to the Core history course. College of Arts and Sciences students must also demonstrate proficiency in a modern language through the third quarter level.

Other GPA and Core requirements specific to individual Colleges and Schools can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Major/Program requirements:

Major requirements vary by degree, but in all cases, the major credit total must be met as well as specific major GPA requirements. All majors must meet a minimum major GPA of 2.00 with some majors requiring a higher GPA. All courses required for the major including prerequisites and supporting courses from other disciplines are used in calculating the major GPA.

General Electives:

Most degrees require a certain number of general elective credits. These courses do not satisfy major or Core requirements but do count towards the total credits required for the degree.

You can also refer to the Degree Requirements (75-01) policy for more information

Program Evaluation

Your Program Evaluation (degree audit) on mySeattleU shows your progress towards degree completion. It is a valuable tool for you and your advisor to use in academic planning and course selection.

To access your Program Evaluation:

  1. Log into mySeattleU.
  2. Select Student Planning.
  3. Then select Go to my Program Evaluation.

Questions about your Program Evaluation should be addressed to the Academic Specialist Team.