College of Arts and Sciences

Today's employers clearly value today’s liberal arts education, highlighting the need for employees who communicate well, bring personal and professional ethics to the workplace, and apply critical-thinking skills to create solutions.

The College of Arts and Sciences focuses on providing students a liberal arts education centered on academic excellence, service to community and global engagement across more than 30 departments in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences.

A student’s undergraduate experience, and how well the experience advances critical learning outcomes (knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, integrative and applied learning), is what matters most, with 80% of employers agreeing that all students need a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Indeed, in the global knowledge economy, employer demand for graduates with a liberal education is growing.

Harvard Business Review, September 19, 2019

Your gift to the College of Arts and Sciences empowers students and faculty in their academic pursuits, and enhances our ability to offer special programs. Our new initiative, Pathways to Professional Formation, serves to assist Arts and Sciences students in developing a pathway to build a life of purpose and meaning after graduation. It also enables professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and improves facilities for our students.

Support what you love best about SU!

To designate your gift to your favorite Arts and Sciences program and/or department, please select from the funds listed or choose “other” and include a note in the comments field. 

Every Gift Matters
$10 assists with class supplies

$25 assists a student with educational fees not covered by tuition

$50 assists a student in paying for books

$100 aids a faculty member to attend a seminar or professional development event

$500 assists a student or faculty member to attend and/or present their research at a professional conference or provides a stipend to a guest speaker

$2,500 provides critical scholarship awards for students

$10,000
College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
If the College of Arts & Sciences reaches 120 gifts it will unlock $10,000 to the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence.
120 / 120 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Arts & Sciences Power Hour Challenge!
If the College of Arts & Sciences receives 20 gifts from 12-1pm PST it will unlock $1,000 to the College of Arts & Sciences Deans Fund for Excellence.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
College of Arts & Sciences: English Department Challenge
If the College of Arts & Sciences English Department raises 15 gifts, it will unlock $1,500.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
College of Arts & Sciences: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Challenge
15 gifts to Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies will unlock $2,000.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$15,200
President's Club Our Moment for Mission Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of a group of President's Club donors, if 500 alumni make a gift to any fund during Seattle U Gives it will unlock $15,200 to the Seattle University Fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
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