Build Your Future
Humanities students who graduate from Matteo Ricci College have many exciting options ahead of them. Students can customize their time in their undergraduate course of study to fit their future. See the details below. View our Learning Outcomes.
Two Degrees in Four Years
Our B.A. in Humanities students graduate holding two diplomas earned in the same amount of time as most students spend to complete only one degree. Matteo Ricci College is Seattle University's best kept secret because until now, the B.A. in Humanities degree was exclusive to students from local Catholic high schools.
Students complete the Humanities degree as an accelerated 3-year program and may choose to stay for a fourth year to earn a second degree.
Interested in business but you are a liberal arts major at heart? Consider combining a three-year Humanities degree and the Bridge MBA, designed specifically for the non-business major. You could earn a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree in a total of four years!
On the Path to Law School
The three-year Humanities Degree offers the pre-law student an opportunity to hone questioning and communication skills necessary for success as a lawyer. A Humanities student is an ideal candidate for Law School because they are practiced in discussing, critiquing and defending ideas. More than that, both the Bachelor and Master degrees can be earned in a total of six years rather than the traditional seven.
Eligibility for the Humanities program includes students who meet any one of the following requirements:
- Earn AP, IB, College in the High School, or Running Start credit in English Composition, math, lab science and/or fine arts.
- Are from O'Dea, Archbishop Murphy, Kennedy Catholic, Forest Ridge, and Eastside Catholic and have taken Matteo Ricci College equivalent classes.
- Complete a Matteo Ricci College course at Seattle Prep or Verbum Dei through Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA).
Our graduates have careers here and abroad in every field including finance, business, engineering, medicine, politics, nursing, law, and education. Graduates often comment how their humanities degree prepared them for the "real world," particularly when coupled with a professional degree.