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 . . .

Contact Elizabeth Jorgenson, Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs, with any questions at 206-281-2970 or 

Advising Tips

Admitted SBGE minors will need to email Elizabeth Jorgenson ( 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.

Non-SBGE majors – If you have an SBGE faculty advisor assigned to you from USEM, 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 mentorship 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! Email Elizabeth Jorgenson ( is 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)


Why I Work at SPU

Elizabeth Jorgenson, Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs 

I work at SPU because God has sparked a fire in my heart for serving undergraduate students. I consider it a privilege participating in the story he is writing for each one them ― it is one of my greatest joys. I work in SBGE because I believe in its mission to raise up business leaders who aren’t focused solely on themselves, but who give back fruitfully to their communities, ultimately serving the kingdom of heaven.