College of Arts & Sciences
Most students who have been accepted into a major within the College of Arts & Sciences will take 3 Core courses OR 2 Core courses and a modern language class in Fall Quarter.
All students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the level of one full year of study in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by the successful completion of the three-course sequence or successfully placing into a year two language course through the modern language placement test. The three course sequence is offered over one year: 1150 quarter in fall quarter, 1250 in winter quarter and 1350 in spring quarter. Students who indicate interest in a language which they have studied at least 2 years in high school are not placed into a language class until after they take the placement exam. Students are not required to take the modern language sequence in year 1. Many students complete the sequence in their 2nd year.
Albers School of Business & Economics
Most students who have been accepted into a major housed in the Albers School of Business & Economics will take 2 Core courses, BUAD 1000, and a math course in Fall Quarter.
All students with a major in the Albers School of Business & Economics are required to complete either Math 1130 Calculus for Business or MATH 1334 Calculus I. MATH 1130 has a prerequisite of MATH 1010 Precalculus for Business and MATH 1000 College Algebra. Your SAT, ACT, Running Start or college level credit will place you into one of these three classes. If you place into MATH 1000 or 1010 you will see that course along with 2 Core courses on your fall schedule. Students placing in MATH 1130 may or may not see it on their schedule depending on availability. You should take MATH 1130 in winter quarter if you have not been scheduled for it in the Fall and meet the prerequisites. Students with Running Start or college credit for MATH 1130 have satisfied their Math requirement. Students may discuss MATH 1334 as an option with an adviser at Summer in Seattle.
College of Science & Engineering
Majors in Science & Engineering require students to start major requirements in fall quarter. For this reason it is difficult to outline a “typical” schedule, but we will do our best to show some rough guidelines. Your schedule may look different, but an adviser at Summer in Seattle will explain any anomalies.
- Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors: Students typically take a math course, chemistry course and Core course.
- Biology Majors: Students typically take 2 science courses and a math or Core course.
- Engineering Majors: Students studying Mechanical, Civil and Environmental and Electrical and Computer Engineering typically take a math course, Intro to Engineering course(s) and a Core course.
- Math, Computer Science, Physics and Diagnostic Ultrasound: Students studying within these majors typically take a math course and 2 Core courses.
College of Nursing
Most students who have been accepted into the College of Nursing will take 2 Core courses and a math course.
Nursing majors are typically placed into MATH 1010 College Algebra. Students who have Running Start or college level credit for math have satisfied their math requirement. Students with higher SAT/ACT scores will be placed into MATH 1010 or MATH 1021.
Students who are undecided about their major, or do not yet meet the requirements of their desired major, are “premajors”. On the preference form you will be asked what major(s) you intend to declare or are interested in exploring. This answer will determine how we register you for fall quarter.
Students indicating an interest in Arts and Sciences or who are generally undecided, typically are registered for 3 Core courses. Students with interest in Business, Science & Engineering or Nursing will typically be registered for 2 Core courses and math.
Matteo Ricci College
Students admitted to the MRC program are registered by the Matteo Ricci College. You are still required to complete the "Welcome New Student: Preparing for Your 1st Quarter" online course and attend Summer in Seattle. All questions regarding your registration should be directed to the MRC office.
Students admitted to the University Honors program are required to take Honors Core courses in fall. University Honors students are still required to complete the "Welcome New Student: Preparing for Your 1st Quarter" online course and attend Summer in Seattle.
English Language & Cultural Bridge
ELLC Students will be placed into ELLC classes based on language placement scores. The English Language & Cultural Bridge program is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English for a productive academic career at Seattle University.