Resources and Advising

Involvement Opportunities for Students

The Mentor Program at SBGE

Get matched with an executive mentor in the career area, company, or industry of your choice. Check out the Mentor Program.

Study Abroad Programs

Find information on SPU Study Abroad programs to find opportunities around the globe.

For Political Science Students

Study in Washington, D.C. SPU students can study political science in the nation’s capital through the American Studies Program, offered in conjunction with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). You’ll take courses in public policy, as well as intern with a lobbying group, legislative office, or media organization. Autumn Quarter of your junior year is the best time to take advantage of this opportunity. Contact Reed Davis at x2395 for more information.

Other Global Studies Opportunities in Australia, Central America, China, the Middle East, Russia, Uganda, and the United Kingdom are available to political science students through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Visit for more information.

Undergraduate Resources

What can I do with a major in . . .

Accounting Business Administration / Economics /
Global Development Studies / Political Science / P.P.E.

Contact Jake Carlson, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs with any questions at 

Advising Tips

Admitted SBGE minors will need to email Jake Carlson every quarter prior to registration week, to have major restrictions lifted from upper division SBGE courses. Do this in advance, so registration is a breeze. Questions about any of the SBGE minor programs can be asked of the faculty minor advisor, Dr. Sleight.

Non-SBGE majors – If you have an SBGE faculty advisor, be sure to update your faculty advisor to someone in your intended major by the end of your freshman year.

SBGE Freshmen – Make sure you are planning each quarter's class schedule in a way that makes you eligible to apply to SBGE in your sophomore year. Meet with your Faculty Advisor in SBGE regularly for mentoring and direction.

SBGE Sophomores – Make sure you are making good headway in your BUS/ACCT/ECN lower division courses, and that you've completed BUS 2910 by the end of the year.

SBGE Juniors – You should be on your way to completing 3000 level courses in the program. Look into internships, the mentor program, and leadership opportunities this year! Be sure to apply for graduation by spring quarter, and have a course plan laid out for your last year.

SBGE Seniors – You are almost done! Contact your Faculty Advisor if you have any questions about degree completion or requirements.

SBGE Teaching Rubrics

SBGE faculty in certain graduate and undergraduate courses track student learning and competencies using established evaluation rubrics. Some of these are listed here. Other areas include ethical decision-making and acting in a professional manner.

Rubrics (.doc)

Staff Contact

Jake Carlson

Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
BS, Manhattan Christian College; MA, Seattle Pacific University

Phone: 206-281-2895
Office: McKenna Hall 202