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Seattle University Academics

Seattle University requires a minimum of 180 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Seattle University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Seattle University does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 74% of students who start college at Seattle University complete all the credits required within six years.

Seattle University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Seattle University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Seattle University?

Seattle University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Seattle University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Seattle University

When choosing a major, Seattle University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Seattle University.

Student Designed Majors

Seattle University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Seattle University does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Seattle University

Seattle University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Seattle University


Does Seattle University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Check with Seattle University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Seattle University Have An Online Program?

❌ Seattle University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Seattle University Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Seattle University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Seattle University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Seattle University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Seattle University Require Internships?

✅ Seattle University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Seattle University


Seattle University Library

The main library on campus is the Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons and there are 1 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Seattle University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Seattle University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Seattle University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Seattle University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Seattle University include:

  • an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
  • a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
  • an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,050

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$48,510

Out-of-State

$48,510

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Application Deadline

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