How to Apply
Prospective students may apply for any of our three degrees in Matteo Ricci College.
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (BAH)
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Teaching (BAHT)
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Leadership (BAHL)
- Humanities Minor
At Seattle University, students may apply directly to their major of choice at the time of admission. Incoming first year students are encouraged to select their Matteo Ricci program at that time. Additionally, students may transfer into the program from another major based on advising from the Director of Advising.
Why Apply to Matteo Ricci
Each of our programs have a specific set of benefits in addition to the perks of the college itself. Matteo Ricci College offers a cohort model in which students have the opportunity of forming lasting bonds with their peers throughout the duration of their education. Due to our small class sizes, an average amount of X students, professors interact with students on a higher, more personal level.
Specifically, the BAH program offers students the ability to earn two degrees in a total of four years or graduate in three years. Please see the specifics of BAH admissions below.
The future teachers who complete the BAHT program take three internships, or practicums, in their years at Seattle University. From the beginning of the program, students are teaching and tutoring in classrooms at local schools. Those students are able to hone their skills at an early point in their education, which makes our students excellent candidates for a Masters in Teaching program. We also offer a specialization in elementary education in which students can earn a WA state K-8 teaching certificate in their junior and senior years.
BAHL students graduate with a degree and a resume—without having to go far out of their way. Many students in other majors complete internships on top of their credits at Seattle University. Our leadership students benefit from a built in program during their sophomore and senior year.
BAH Specific Qualifications
Eligibility for the dual-degree track includes students who:
- 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 through Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA).
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.
Students may complete a Humanities Minor without being in a major within Matteo Ricci College; any student on Seattle University’s campus may take advantage of this opportunity.