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Applying to Your Major/Minor

McKenna Hall entrance

Consistent with its mission, SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics admits students to its majors and minors on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership potential, and record of service.

Entering a Major in the School of Business, Government, and Economics

AccountingBusiness AdministrationEconomics, and Global  Development Studies have a competitive application process.  Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to apply to this program and what you must do to complete it.


You may enter the Political Science or PPE major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog (Political Science) (PPE) for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

New Majors Dessert

Once you are admitted to a major in the School of Business, Government, and Economics, you will be invited to attend the annual New Majors Dessert. This event serves as a celebration and orientation for all new majors and is typically held in February. Keep an eye on your SPU email for an official invitation.

All new Accounting, Business, Economics, Global Development, and PPE majors are required to attend. It is optional, but strongly encouraged, for new Political Science majors.

Application to SBGE Minors

Consult the undergraduate catalog for information about entering minors in the School of Business, Government, and Economics. If you still have questions regarding minors in SBGE, email Dr. Richard Sleight (sl8@spu.edu).

Direct Admission

A select group of highly qualified students are offered direct admission to the School of Business, Government, and Economics upon acceptance to Seattle Pacific University. Direct admission is administered by SPU's Undergraduate Admissions Office based upon criteria set by SBGE.

Incoming freshmen should identify their intended SBGE major on their application for admission to SPU, and they will automatically be considered for direct admission.

If you will be a freshman and identify your intended SBGE major when applying for admission to SPU, your declaration of interest does not commit you to a major within the School of Business, Government, and Economics. It assures you that an advisor from within the school will be assigned to you, and you’ll receive information about various School activities.

Transfer students who have completed four lower-division core courses within their intended SBGE major can also choose to be considered for direct admission when they apply for admission to SPU.

Direct admission is highly competitive. Transfer students not admitted to SBGE upon acceptance to SPU are encouraged to apply when they come to campus. Freshmen are encouraged to follow the traditional major application process, as well. 

Contact

Jake Carlson

Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
MA, Seattle Pacific University

Email: jake@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2895
Office: McKenna Hall 202

Kim Sawers

Why I Teach at SPU

Kim Sawers, Associate Professor of Accounting

"I really love teaching, or I should say I love learning. I derive joy from my students as they learn, ask questions, and get that glimmer of understanding as they have an 'Ah-ha' moment. In addition, I enjoy seeing my students grow over the years."