Dedicated to a Just and Humane World

 

Contact Us

Kevin Ward, PhD

Associate Professor and Director Casey 210-18

206.296.5438

wardke@seattleu.edu

Kimberly Gawlik, JD

Senior Administrative Assistant Casey 210

206.296.5440

gawlikk@seattleu.edu

Student Spotlight

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Isabel Gilbertson '22 Public Affairs and Psychology:  U.S. Student Fulbright Research Grantee

Isabel Gilbertson, was selected as a U.S. Student Fulbright Research Finalist for a fellowship in Vietnam for the 2022-2023 academic year, where she will conduct COVID-19 behavioral health research in Vietnam at the Hanoi University of Public Health. 

“Being awarded a Fulbright means so much to me because it acknowledges my public health work, service to my community and excellence in academic work,” says Gilbertson. “More than anything, this award honors my research and ongoing commitment to help answer important public health questions that will impact past and future generations.”

As a graduate of SU’s Honors Program: Society, Policy and Citizenship, Gilbertson says she “was fortunate to receive a strong foundation in social science with an emphasis in social justice. Being a double major, I was able to learn about health from an individual and systemic perspective and different public health systems and programs in the U.S. and abroad.”

Program Summary

Addressing public and social problems requires an integrated approach. As a Seattle University Public Affairs student, you will build a solid base in the theories of leadership, economics, public policy, management and finance to prepare you to take action for social change.

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Choose a Customizable Concentration

The flexible Public Affairs curriculum allows you to concentrate in a specific area of study. The concentrations build upon the CORE Public Affairs curriculum and prepare you to develop your specific field of interest. You can choose one of the established concentrations or work with your advisor to create your own.

Concentrations include:

  • Urban Planning and Sustainability
  • Nonprofit Management
  • International Development (education abroad options are available)
  • Policy and Politics 

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Professional Development

Enrich your classroom experience through internships, research, experiential learning and study abroad opportunities that prepare you for a career that promotes a just and humane world. 

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Happening on Campus 

LinkUp 2023

LinkUp is the signature networking and speed mentoring event for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Designed to be casual, informal and approachable, this annual event encourages students majoring in social sciences and humanities to explore career pathways and learn from alumni and friends of the college.

January 24 from 4-6 PM in Student Center 160

Register here.