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College of Arts & Sciences

Academic Excellence. Service to the community. Global engagement.

The liberal arts: humanities, arts, behavioral & social sciences

Seattle University's largest college with 29 departments, we offer:

We provide programs and advising for:

Our quality liberal arts education allows you to not only master the tools and milieu of the 21st century, but to lead the shaping of that environment from a position of creativity and critical thought, toward a greater good for all.

David V. Powers, PhD Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The liberal arts imbue our lives with richness and creativity

See, understand, and generate possibility both within and beyond yourself, your community, and our world.

College of Arts & Sciences academic programs involve you in:

  • cutting-edge knowledge and creativity,
  • local and international communities,
  • quality professional opportunities.

Grounded in the Catholic-Jesuit intellectual tradition and respectful of its vision of the human person, we prepare you for:

  • leadership,
  • spiritual growth,
  • responsible citizenship,
  • service.

“Whatever undergraduate major they may choose, students who pursue their major within the context of a broad liberal education substantially increase their likelihood of achieving long-term professional success."

2014 Study, AAC&U and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

The liberal arts lead to career success

According to a 2014 study:

"93% of employers agree that candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major."

Learn more about the value of a liberal arts education

News

Hedreen Gallery Announces New, Annual Exhibition Series

External view of the Hedreen Gallery at Lee Center for the Arts

FAVORITE’S FAVORITE’S FAVORITE, January 24-March 3, Opening Reception Thursday, January 25, 6-8 p.m.
Jan 9, 2018

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Recognition for Seattle U Performing Arts

OnStageBlog: #1 Undergraduate Theatre Program in Washington State; Dr. Quinton Morris among Musical America Worldwide 30 Movers and Shapers
Jan 8, 2018

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Seattle University Film Studies presents panel discussion Jan. 10

Photo of film strip

Avengers, Wonder Wom[e]n, and Predators: Sharing Experiences and Strategies for Women Working in the Film Industry
Dec 21, 2017

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Ethics Bowl Team and Debate Union Excel

Fall leaves

Scholastic teams celebrate successful Fall term
Dec 18, 2017

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Ken D. Allan, PhD, presents paper at international seminar

Associate Professor of Art History on panel at "Flipping Pop" in São Paolo, Brazil
Dec 15, 2017

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