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Direct Admission to Your Major

Do you already know what you want to major in at SPU? Good News! Transfer students now have the opportunity to apply for direct admission to a major at the time you submit an application to Seattle Pacific University.

Who's eligible?

If you plan to complete an approved direct transfer associate’s degree or 90 college-level quarter credits prior to enrolling at Seattle Pacific University, you could be eligible to apply for direct admission into one of the following majors listed below. Your eligibility for direct admission will be evaluated based on GPA and completion of the pre-requisite coursework related to your major of interest. If you have not completed the pre-requisite coursework outlined below, you will apply for general admission to the university and will have the opportunity to apply to your major once you have begun your course of study at SPU. 


Pre-Requisite Courses
Accounting See Business Administration list below
Business Administration

Completion of at least three of the courses listed below:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intro to Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Law
Clothing and Textiles:
Apparel Design

Completion of either a general art based course or a general basic sewing course.

Clothing and Textiles:
Fashion Merchandising
Completion of either a marketing or business related course.

Completion of at least two communication based courses, preferably:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
Computer Science or Information Systems

Completion of at least three computing courses, including the following two courses (preferably in C++):

  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Data Structures 1
Economics See Business Administration list above
Education (Teacher Certification only)

Completion of at least one of the courses listed below:

  • General Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology

Please also complete the School of Education-Foundations Paperwork and submit it with your application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Engineering Completion of a full year of College Calculus and Calculus based Physics series
English Completion of at least two literature based courses (this does not include composition based courses)

Completion of the following nursing pre-requisite courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (both courses must be completed at the same school)
  • General College Chemistry
  • Organic Biochemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

Please refer to the nursing website for more information about the application process.


Completion of at least three courses listed below:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (both courses must be completed at the same school)
  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
Psychology Completion of General Psychology

For priority review for direct admission into a major, please submit your application by the April 1 deadline*.

Nursing major *

Application to the university and to the Nursing major must be submitted by January 15. Students are admitted for fall quarter only.

See a complete list of Majors and Minors.


Email: transfer@spu.edu or call 800-366-3344

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