P. Sven Arvidson, Ph.D.Program DirectorCasey 4E206.email@example.com
Kate ReynoldsAdministrative Assistant Casey 4E206.firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal Studies at Seattle University is the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences, and it links metacognition and community engagement in a way that cultivates humanity. It is for students who have decided to gain a wide-ranging education rather than be narrowly focused.
The Liberal Studies major affords the flexibility to structure your own program while providing you with solid preparation for a rewarding career or graduate school.
Students work closely with an advisor, focusing their plan of study through project-centered work on complex, real-world problems. Coursework is an exciting intellectual and social experience, anchored in strategic major courses and mentoring relationships with professors.
Because businesses and communities need creative problem-solvers, leaders and integrative thinkers. Because it is no longer enough to be narrowly trained in one discipline. Majors obtain broad intellectual experience and specialized skills.
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Major: Students can major (60 credits) in Liberal Studies and easily coordinate their Liberal Studies major with a second major in another discipline or with a minor.
Strategic Core (25 credits): Majors develop interdisciplinary scholarship, community engagement, and metacognition (reflective thinking) through five strategic courses.
Areas of Knowledge (35 credits): Majors work closely with professors and advisors to choose from scores of courses in four areas of knowledge.
"Liberal Studies Majors, for me, are the most remarkable students on campus. They seek more than narrow disciplinary work, and instead pursue broader understanding of complex real-world problems by integrating insights drawn from these disciplines. In other words, they work and think at the most challenging, academic level possible - interdisciplinary scholarship." ~ Sven Arvidson, Ph.D., Program Director
Student Profile: Katy GranathWhether focusing on Somali women's health or pornography, Katy Granath took on challenging research assignments. Her efforts were rewarded when she flew to Kentucky to present her findings at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. More here.
Alumni Profile: Emily Cohen '10Social justice, faith, leadership. These values are packed into the DNA of Emily Cohen who in a short time is making a difference in the lives of women, children, and people of faith throughout the country as she works to end sexual abuse and domestic violence. More here.
Emily Cohen, HARVARD Divinity School;
Nathan Wheeler, 4th grade TEACHER;
Chris Holway, YAHOO!;
Anna Roberds, MIT at STANFORD;
Anneke Meulblok, NON-PROFIT;
Bryan Dalton, WA State COUNSELOR; Sara Stockett, EFELLE MEDIA.
It’s simple! Come to the Liberal Studies Program (Casey 4th Floor) and complete a form declaring your major in Liberal Studies. You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to meet Dr. Sven Arvidson, Director of Liberal Studies.