Majors & Academics

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You will receive expert faculty instruction in a wide variety of fields — no matter your path.

Our list of majors/minors
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Area of Study Title
Minor Accounting Minor
Major Accounting (BA)
Minor Anthropology Minor: Biological Anthropology anthropology
Minor Anthropology Minor: Cultural Anthropology anthropology
Minor Anthropology Minor: Linguistics
Minor Apparel Design and Merchandising Minor
Major Apparel Design (BA) Fashion
Major Apparel Merchandising (BA) Fashion
Major Applied Human Biology (BS) Biomechanics
Major Applied Mathematics (BS) Actuarial Studies
Minor Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering Minor
Major Art: Emphasis in Studio Arts (BA)
Major Art: Emphasis in Photography (BA)
Major Art: Emphasis in Visual Arts (BA)
Major Art History and Visual Studies (BA)
Minor Art History and Visual Studies Minor
Minor Art Minor in Studio: 2-D Media
Minor Art Minor in Studio: 3-D Media Sculpture
Minor Art Minor in Studio: Digital Media
Minor Asian Studies Minor
Major Biochemistry (BS)
Minor Bioethics and Humanities Minor
Major Biology (BA)
Major Biology (BS)
Minor Biology Minor
Major Business Administration: Economics (BA)
Major Business Administration: Finance (BA)
Major Business Administration: General Track (BA)
Major Business Administration: Information Systems (BA)
Major Business Administration: International Business (BA)
Major Business Administration: Management (BA)
Major Business Administration: Marketing (BA)
Minor Business Administration Minor
Major Business Administration: Public Policy (BA)
Major Business Administration: Social Enterprise (BA)
Major Cellular and Molecular Biology (BS)
Major Chemistry (BA)
Minor Chemistry Minor
Minor Christian Discipleship Minor
Minor Christian Scripture Minor
Major Christian Theology (BA)
Minor Classics Minor World Civilizations
Minor Coaching Science Minor
Major Communication Studies (BA)
Minor Communication Minor
Major Computer Engineering (BS)
Minor Computer Engineering Minor
Major Computer Science (BA)
Major Computer Science (BS)
Minor Computer Science Minor
Minor Costume Design Minor
Minor Data Analytics Minor
Major Early Childhood Education with P-3 Certification (BA)
Major Early Childhood Education: No Certification (BA)
Major Ecology (BS) Environmental Studies
Major Economics: Business Analysis (BA)
Major Economics: Development Economics (BA)
Major Economics: Financial Economics (BA)
Major Economics: General Track (BA)
Minor Economics Minor
Major Economics: Public Policy (BA)
Minor Ecotheology Minor
Major Electrical Engineering (BS)
Minor Electrical Engineering Minor
Major Elementary Education
Major English: Creative Writing Concentration (BA)
Minor English Creative Writing Minor
Major English: Literature Concentration (BA)
Minor English Literature Minor
Minor English Professional Writing Minor
Minor Entrepreneurship Minor
Major Exercise Science (BS) Kinesiology
Minor Exercise Science Minor Kinesiology
Minor Film Studies Minor
Minor Food & Nutritional Sciences Minor Nutrition, Culinary Studies
Major Food & Nutritional Sciences: Food & Nutrition Emphasis (BS) Nutrition, Culinary Studies
Major Food & Nutritional Sciences: Sports & Exercise Emphasis (BS) Nutrition, Culinary Studies
Minor Francophone Studies Minor French
Major General Engineering (BS)
Major General Studies
Major Global Development Studies (BA) GDS, Poverty Studies, Non-Profit Studies
Minor Health and Fitness Minor
Major History: General Track (BA)
Major History: Museum Studies Track (BA)
Minor History Minor
Minor History: Museum Studies Minor
Major Honors Liberal Arts Major
Minor Honors Liberal Arts Minor
Major Illustration (BA) Painting, Figure Drawing, Motion Design
Minor Information Studies Minor: Art Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Art History and Visual Studies Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Communication Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Computer Science Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: General Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: History Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Philosophy Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Political Science Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Theology Emphasis
Minor Information Studies Minor: Visual Communication Emphasis
Major Information Systems (BS)
Minor Interactive Computing & Art Minor
Major Journalism (BA) Journalism
Minor Journalism Minor
Minor Leadership Studies Minor
Major Life Science (BA)
Minor Linguistics and Cultural Studies Minor
Minor Math Minor
Major Mechanical Engineering
Minor Mechanical Engineering Minor
Minor Music and Worship Arts Minor
Major Music: Research (BA)
Major Music: Composition (BA)
Major Music: Performance (BA)
Major Music: Music Production (BA)
Minor Music Minor
Major Nursing (BS)
Major Nutrition and Dietetics (BS)
Program P-12 Health/Fitness Certification Requirements Education certification
Program P-12 Music Certification Requirements Education certification
Program P-12 Theater Certification Requirements Education certification
Program P-12 Visual Art Certification Requirements Education certification
Major Philosophy: General Track (BA)
Minor Philosophy Minor
Major Philosophy: Technical Track (BA)
Major Physics (BS)
Major Physics: General Emphasis (BA)
Minor Physics Minor
Major Physics with Education Focus (BA)
Major Physiology (BS)
Major Political Science: General Track (BA)
Major Political Science: International Affairs Track (BA)
Minor Political Science Minor
Major Political Science: Public Policy and Law Track (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Applied Economics (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Financial Economics (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: International Affairs (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Law (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Philosophy (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Public Administration (BA)
Major Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Social Enterprise (BA)
Program Pre-Law
Program Pre-Professional Health Sciences Pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, etc.
Major Professional Studies Applied Sciences-Transfer, technical degree, professional degree, liberal arts
Major Psychology BA: Animal Behavior Track
Major Psychology BA: Clinical-Counseling Psychology Track
Major Psychology BA: Community Psychology & Behavioral Health Track
Major Psychology BA: Cross-Cultural Track
Major Psychology BA: Data Analytics Track
Major Psychology BA: Developmental Psychology Track
Major Psychology BA: Psychological Science Track
Major Psychology BA: Social-Personality Psychology Track
Major Psychology BA: Sports Psychology Track
Major Psychology BS: Animal Behavior Track
Major Psychology BS: Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Track
Major Psychology BS: Psychological Science Track
Minor Psychology Minor
Program School of Education Certification Programs
Program Secondary Certification Secondary Education
Major Social Justice & Cultural Studies: Advanced Cultural Studies
Major Social Justice & Cultural Studies: Art for Social Change
Major Social Justice & Cultural Studies: Environmental Justice
Major Social Justice & Cultural Studies: Mediation, Peace, & Conflict
Major Social Justice & Cultural Studies: Pre-Law Human Rights&Policy
Major Sociology (BA)
Minor Sociology Minor
Minor Spanish Studies Minor
Major Special Education: Elementary Certification (BA)
Major Special Education: Secondary Certification (BA)
Major Special Education: Educational Ministry Emphasis (BA)
Major Special Education: Special Education Studies (BA)
Major Student-Designed Major
Major Teacher Certification
Minor Theatre Minor
Minor Theological Studies Minor Religious Studies
Minor Urban Studies Minor
Major Visual Arts (BA)
Major Visual Communication (BA) Graphic Design, Web Design
Minor Women’s Studies Minor
Minor Worship Arts Leadership Minor
Minor Youth Ministry Minor
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Empowering Children and Families

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Exploring Big Ideas

Exploring Big Ideas

Guided by our Christian faith, we explore the diversity of thought that defines and shapes our world.

Promoting justice

Promoting Justice

Understanding the patterns and histories of inequity prepares us to be citizens of courage, able to advocate for justice.

Protecting our planet

Protecting Our Planet

Understanding the patterns and histories of inequity prepares us to be citizens of courage, able to advocate for justice.

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Fostering Health and Wellness

We serve as we learn to care for the everyday physical needs of others.

Inspiring creativity in communities

Inspiring Creativity in Communities

We’re designed to create and to innovate, to bring beauty and thoughtful inspiration to those around us.

Innovating with technology

Innovating with Technology

Go ahead! Build on the technical advances of today, creating innovative and creative solutions for tomorrow.

Educating for the future

Educating for the Future

Join us as we bring excellence, compassion, and the joy of learning to the classroom.

Sharing stories that matter

Sharing Stories that Matter

We bring depth and perspective by crafting words, images, and data that share narratives to impact our world.

Building Business for Good

Building Business for Good

Together we learn how to make a profit, even while we help change the world and touch lives in the marketplace.

Learning and serving

Learning and Serving

Our unique model of scholarship, spiritual growth, and service fosters a strong community of scholars and friends deeply committed to Christian faith.

Thinking globally

Thinking Globally

Get ready to bring faith and hope as you serve others in unique ways around the globe. Look beyond the borders!

Healing through healthcare

Healing Through Healthcare

This blend of innovation and compassionate care fosters healing and well-being for those who need it most.

Engaging the world through STEM

Engaging the World Through STEM

You like science and technology? So do we! This is where you’ll learn, explore, discover, and create.

Creating your own path

Creating Your Own Path

Want to build your own academic program? Choose from two majors that will open new doors.

The heart of the SPU community is our faculty — their talent, scholarship, and commitment to the student experience means you’ll appreciate them as much as they care about you. By teaching through the lens of Christian faith, our faculty integrate faith and learning in ways that challenge and nourish students.

Professors at SPU

Whether you’re pursuing a degree in engineering or in English, the faculty at Seattle Pacific know how to translate their knowledge and passion into a transformative education that you’ll carry with you for life.


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General education

You will begin the Common Curriculum in the first quarter of your freshman year by taking the University Colloquium, during which you study and converse about an interesting problem or academic topic with a faculty instructor and student peers.

In your freshman year, you will also complete the first of three University Foundations courses. In these courses, you will:

  • Study and reflect on the Christian life, how our faith is formed, and what it means to live in Christian community.
  • Study the Bible, and how the diverse collections of the Old and New Testaments narrate the story of God’s redemption, reconciliation, and restoration of creation.
  • Learn about the doctrines important to Christians and the ways they influence Christian thought and life.

Your first year is rounded out by our two academic inquiry and writing (WRI) seminar courses.

Two additional Core courses, taken after your freshman year, complete the Common Curriculum. These courses look at the intersections of Christian faith with contemporary society and thought.

  • UCOR 2000 — Explores how the modern global system was formed, with special emphasis on the history and pattern of human inequality that mark today’s societies.
  • UCOR 3000 — Explores challenging questions for the Christian faith that arise from science and modern philosophy. 

The Exploratory Curriculum, drawing on the sciences, arts, and humanities, provides students with an opportunity to explore how various disciplines understand the world and the opportunity to apply this knowledge to significant social issues.

Browse the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for full descriptions of these courses and many more.

Close your eyes, spin the globe, and stab a country with your finger.

From Amman, Jordan to Barcelona, Spain, chances are good that SPU students have studied there. We’re big on sending students all over the planet.

So when you study abroad, you’ll discover amazing places (amazing people, as well). You’ll have a chance to leave your unique mark on a different culture, and return home changed for the better.

What’s different here? At SPU you’ll discover a deeper why. Whether you’re studying Spanish in Ecuador, film in Paris, or conflict in the Middle East, as an SPU student you join our mission of “engaging the culture and changing the world.”

Three ways to travel abroad

SPU faculty-led programs

These programs offer students the opportunity to take SPU courses all around the world, under the leadership of an SPU faculty member. Programs vary in length and may occur during the regular quarter or as a short-term Global Seminar.

Partner programs

From Morocco to England, from studying French to mechanical engineering, our partner programs offer an array of different experiences for SPU students who want to spend a semester abroad. You will pay SPU tuition plus an applicable program fee, depending on the program type and location. Students attending partner programs are eligible to receive SPU grants, scholarships, and state and federal aid.

Non-SPU programs

If you do not see a faculty-led or partner program that meets your needs, you may participate in a program by directly enrolling at an accredited foreign university or through a study abroad organization.

Active Learning Classroom

Active Learning Classrooms

“Physics for Science and Engineering” is held in an Active Learning Classroom. “The classroom is certainly a supportive piece,” says Associate Professor of Physics, Lane Seeley. “But in the end, it’s really the people, the relationships, and the interaction within the community that make the biggest difference.”

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