About the College of Arts and Sciences

About CAS

The depth of the College of Arts and Sciences’ major and minor curricula, together with the breadth of its General Education program, prepare you not only for the global marketplace, but for a marketplace of ideas as you become a critical thinker, effective communicator, creator of beauty, and culturally competent individual.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle Pacific traces its roots to 1980, when Vice President of Academic Affairs David Dickerson created the position of dean of arts and sciences. The first dean of arts and sciences was a professor of Biology, Dr. LeVon Balzer.

Now the College is the largest academic unit on campus and includes two divisions, each with its own dean.

Division of Arts and Humanities

Dean: Debra Sequeira, Professor of Communication
Majors: 24
Minors: 21
Graduate Programs: 2

Division of STEM and Social Sciences

Dean: Bruce Congdon, Professor of Biology
Majors: 30
Minors: 16


Did You Know?

As of 2013, the College of Arts and Sciences includes 108 teaching faculty members.