Welcome to one of Seattle University’s largest and most popular programs: Premajor Studies. As the only undeclared major program of its kind in the Northwest, here you’ll find the support you need to embark upon your educational path. With our program, you’ll develop and benefit from a rigorous academic framework that will serve you throughout your undergraduate studies at Seattle University.
From your first quarter, we are here to help you choose the major that is right for you. We support you through your personal, academic and career goals with a comprehensive assessment of your strengths, interests, and values.
While advisors assist you in creating your education plan, we will help you explore various fields of study before you declare a major or minor, as well as discuss internship, co-curricular, volunteer or study abroad opportunities that can apply to your interests.
The Program Evaluation is a powerful tool for selecting courses toward graduation. Advisors help you review your program evaluation and counsel you on your academic plans, course selection and major selection and discuss academic opportunities available to you.
Advisors can help you address common registration issues, understand registration restrictions and assist with planning and preparing for quarterly advising and registration periods.
Advisors can help you evaluate past academic performance and discover the skills and resources necessary to achieve your educational goals. Advisors can connect you with academic and specialized campus services and will work with you if you are on academic probation.
Once you have chosen a study abroad program and been accepted to the program, Advisors can review your potential course selections and help you complete your Education Abroad Course Approval.
Advisors can explain university policies and procedures and assist you in completing various petitions and forms. We also help you get plugged in on campus so you can develop a sense of belonging even sooner.
Think about your own interests (not parents!). Don’t rush to choose; better to be undecided than have a major you don’t love.Premajor Student
Don’t hesitate with committing [to a major] just because you think it will be hard. You can do a major even if it has courses you do not like, or if you believe will be challenging (e.g., Math, Biology, Chemistry).Premajor Student
Think beyond the class to the application; consider the long term and research the connection to possible vocations.Premajor Student
Take everything seriously! You are a part of this community so pour into it and just go for it!Premajor Student