Welcome from the Interim Deans

Marston Hall

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle Pacific University! We house programs in 15 different disciplines across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM — as well as the Honors Program and undergraduate General Education.

As the largest academic unit at the University, we support numerous majors and minors and the heart of the liberal education that SPU provides.

A liberal education is one that promotes liberty — the freedom of the mind and heart necessary for participation in a free society and global community, and essential for personal development. At Seattle Pacific, we encourage the intellectual exploration that such an education requires in an environment supportive of spiritual cultivation and the search for a life of service and meaning.

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, you can explore your creativity, learn about humanity's many ways of understanding itself and the natural world, and most importantly, be a part of a community of learners that includes both students and professors. All of this will prepare you for a lifetime of learning and successful entry into your career path. 

We invite you to reach out to us, or any of the CAS faculty, with questions you might have about our programs or the education we provide.

Dr. Andrew Ryder and Dr. Rebekah Rice
Co-Interim Deans, College of Arts and Sciences