Prof. Steback and students in summer research, 2021

Science and Engineering at Seattle University

The College of Science and Engineering is the fastest growing school at Seattle University. More than 100 full-time and part-time faculty members offer a relevant, hands-on STEM education to 1,350+ undergraduate and graduate students. Students engage in research, industry-sponsored projects, and professional development, and professors stay abreast of the latest developments to continually improve degree programs. Our holistic approach to education blends problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and interdisciplinary collaboration to drive positive outcomes for students at all levels.

Distinctive elements of our educational process include: a large number of laboratory experiences for science and engineering majors; a thriving undergraduate research program; field trips to a wide variety of natural and man-made wonders; and year-long, industry-sponsored senior projects for all of our engineering and computer science students through the Project Center.

The College provides many opportunities for service learning. Our location in the dynamic city of Seattle provides many opportunities for students to secure internships and volunteer opportunities related to their career goals. Recent examples of practical learning include:

  • CSE students engage with high-need youth at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School through the Seattle University Math Corps and the STEM Club.
  • Over the past decade, dozens of Seattle University students, faculty, and staff have participated in humanitarian engineering projects in Thailand, Nicaragua, Haiti, Zambia, and Kenya. Interested students should explore Kilowatts for Humanity.
  • Civil Engineering students construct Tiny Homes to alleviate housing shortages in our community.

Are you ready to use science and engineering to help build a more just and humane world? Explore the different programs and opportunities our in academic departments.