Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Science and Engineering


Departments/Programs College of Science and Engineering Requirements
Accreditation Pre-Science and Pre-Engineering
Admission Requirements Pre-Health

Amit Shukla, PhD, Dean
Katie Kuder, PhD, Associate Dean
Jennifer Loertscher, PhD, Associate Dean

Mara Rempe, PhD, Associate Dean
Jennifer Coogan, MA, MEd, Assistant Dean

Web: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/


Mission

Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, the Seattle University College of Science and Engineering is dedicated to providing challenging and engaging educational opportunities while fostering an enduring pursuit of intellectual, professional and personal growth in our students, staff, and faculty. 

Vision

To be a nationally recognized student-centered STEM community, expanding knowledge, developing new technologies, valuing the natural environment, and making a positive difference in our local community and the world.

Accreditation

Individual programs within the college are accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering) https://www.abet.org.
  • In addition, the Chemistry Department is approved by the American Chemical Society to grant ACS certified BS degrees with majors in chemistry and biochemistry. See departmental listing for requirements.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen applicants for admission to the College of Science and Engineering must have completed at least four years of high school mathematics, including the equivalent of pre-calculus, except for Pre-Science. At least two years of laboratory science for all majors except mathematics and computer science. Laboratory biology and chemistry are required for BS major in biology, and laboratory chemistry is required, and physics is highly recommended for all engineering programs.

To be accepted for transfer credit, required engineering, mathematics, or science courses must be graded C (2.00) or above. A history of withdrawals, incompletes, and repeated courses lessens the chances for admission. No technology courses will be accepted as transfer credit.

College of Science and Engineering Requirements

Students seeking the bachelor’s degree in the College of Science and Engineering must complete a minimum of 180 credits, including the university core curriculum requirements. 

Students transferring courses from another institution and pursuing a degree in the College of Science and Engineering must complete at least 25 credits of upper division major program requirements for a BS, or at least 25 credits of major department program requirements for a BA, including any Senior Synthesis/Research/ Design coursework required by their major at Seattle University.

For all of the engineering programs, for all degrees in computer science, and for the bachelor of science major in mathematics with pure or applied mathematics specializations, the student’s cumulative grade point average for graduation must be at least 2.50. In addition, for these programs, the minimum Seattle University grade point average for all courses applied to major and major department requirements is 2.50.

Specific Core requirements are described in the individual departmental sections of this Catalog. Students also must complete the specific departmental requirements for their particular degree.

A maximum of 15 credits taken by an undergraduate non-matriculated student may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in the College of Science and Engineering. For post-baccalaureate students taking courses in preparation for graduate health professional programs, any pre-professional courses taken in non-matriculated status may be applied toward a second bachelor’s degree in the College of Science and Engineering.

No course may be taken without the indicated prerequisites. Only the dean may waive this policy.

Pre-Science and Pre-Engineering

Many students come to Seattle University interested in science or engineering but unsure of the focus of their studies.

Pre-Science offers the opportunity to explore the different science programs while being a part of the College of Science and Engineering. Certain courses are common to all science programs, so there is time to learn about the degree programs available. Advisors help direct students toward a major that fits their interests and talents.

Science and Engineering Advising Center
Phone (206) 296-2500
E-mail se-adv@seattleu.edu

Web: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/advising/

Pre-Engineering provides an opportunity to get started in an engineering program while learning about the different branches of engineering. Initially the curriculum consists of common classes for all engineering disciplines, giving students time to choose the best program for them. Advisors help direct students toward a major that fits their interests and talents.

Science and Engineering Advising Center
Phone (206) 296-2500
E-mail se-adv@seattleu.edu

Web: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/advising/

Pre-Health

Pre-Health advising helps students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions in direct patient care. Students are encouraged to utilize the many resources and activities available for Pre-Health students. The Pre-Health advisor can help direct students regarding career exploration, academic planning, and assistance with graduate and professional school applications.

Science and Engineering Advising Center
BANN 323
Phone (206) 296-2500
E-mail prehealth@seattleu.edu

Web: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/advising/pre-health/

 


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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Environmental Science

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Mathematics

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Mechanical Engineering

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Physics

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