Honors Program: University Scholars

Students studying

Seattle Pacific University’s honors program, University Scholars, is for academically gifted students who seek a rigorous education that encourages the development of a Christian mind and life. Set apart by three ideals ― conviction, character, and community ― the “UScholars” program will challenge you to live out your faith within the academic and social arenas.

When you accept the invitation to become a UScholar, you become part of a learning community of self-motivated scholars engaged in thoughtful cross-disciplinary conversation, writing, and action on issues facing the church and the world.

UScholars live, work, and study with a deep and abiding belief that “all truth is God’s truth.”

UScholar Sam Fullhart ’13 says, “The University Scholars program provides students the opportunity to study great works in the Western tradition, to think about what it means to be part of the Western tradition, and to consider how we as Westerners have related — and should relate — to the non-Western world. Many of the courses also provide opportunities for thinking deeply about faith and the relationship between faith and reason.”

As a University Scholar, you will participate in a historically based “great works” sequence of courses that replaces the University Core and Exploratory Curriculum for your general education requirement. As a senior, you will complete an Honors Project that represents advanced work in your major and engages in reflection on faith and learning.


New Scholarship Amounts

SPU has increased academic merit, constituency, and need-based scholarships.

University Scholars

University Scholars understand that their pursuit of knowledge and wisdom, in cross-disciplinary conversation and rigorous scholarship, is a powerful way to live out their faith, and to answer the Scriptures’ call to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your minds.’ I am not surprised to see them changing the world, but I am always impressed.

Daniel J. Martin
SPU President