Sep 25, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Premajor Studies

Joelle Pretty, MA, Director
Shanai Lechtenberg, MEd., Advisor



Seattle University recognizes that many students come to the University wishing to explore academic programs and careers before committing themselves to a major. The Premajor Studies Program is intended to provide freshmen and sophomores with this opportunity while assuring they are well prepared for whatever direction they choose. Each student is assigned an advisor who not only assists in academic guidance, but also aids in the process of discerning major and career paths.

The Premajor Studies Program offers specialized services to guide students through the major exploration process. These services include: 

  • Personalized, holistic advising from professional staff
  • Information on academic majors at Seattle University
  • Intentional, developmental curriculum to work through discernment processes

General Program Requirements

The Premajor Studies Program is for freshmen and sophomores. Students enroll in core courses appropriate to their academic level. Students may apply for admittance into a major or professional school at any time after their first quarter, but must do so prior to the attainment of junior status. Students who fail to apply for or be accepted into a major or professional school by the attainment of junior status are subject to dismissal from the university.