At Seton Hill you will be studying at a university with a long history of exceptional liberal arts education and personalized instruction, so you will receive not just a top education in your field of study you will graduate with a comprehensive skill set and a deeper understanding of the arts, sciences and humanities. Seton Hill's five academic divisions Education, Humanities, Natural and Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Visual and Performing Arts offer more than 30 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate programs.
Seton Hill's undergraduate liberal arts program has two options for study: the "traditional" program, designed for students age 18 24 entering college for the first time soon after high school, with classes offered Monday – Friday, days and evenings; and the Adult Degree Program, generally serving students age 25 or older, with classes offered on Saturdays and evenings to accommodate careers, families and other responsibilities. Seton Hill's graduate program includes degree offerings in art therapy, elementary/middle level education, inclusive education, marriage and family therapy, special education, business administration (MBA), writing popular fiction, and physician assistant, and certificates in autism education, entrepreneurship, genocide and holocaust studies, orthodontics and writing popular fiction.
Seton Hill is known for its two signature degree programs in the health sciences and visual and performing arts, and also offers an honors program, teacher's certification program, study abroad program and online courses in every academic division. Specialized programs also exist within the various academic divisions and majors. Pre-med majors, for instance, have the opportunity to enroll in the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill at the same time that they are admitted to Seton Hill as freshmen, giving them the option to earn their bachelor's and medical degrees together in as little as seven years.
Majors and Degrees Offered
Undergraduate Programs: Accounting (B.S.); Art (B.A. and B.F.A.), including: Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, Fine Art Studio 3D or 2D, Graphic Design, Studio Art; Biochemistry (B.S.); Biology (B.A. or B.S.); Business (B.A. or B.S.), including: Entrepreneurial Studies, Human Resources, Information Management, International Organization, Marketing; Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.); Communication (B.A.), including Political Communication; Computer Science (B.S.); Criminal Justice (B.A.); Dance (B.A.); Dietetics (B.S.); Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 4) with Special Education (Pre-K to Grade 8) (B.A.); Education Certification (taken in conjunction with an academic major of the student's choice), including: Art, Biology, Business, Computer and Information Technology, Chemistry, Elementary (Pre-K to Grade 4) with Special Education (Pre-K to Grade 8), English, Family and Consumer Science, French, Mathematics, Music, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Education (Pre-K to Grade 8) with Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 4); Engineering (3 + 2) (B.A./B.S.) (collaborative degree program between Seton Hill and other colleges or universities); English (B.A.), including: Creative Writing, Journalism New Media, Literature; Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.), including: Child Care Administration, Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Forensic Science (B.S.); History (B.A.); Hospitality and Tourism (B.S.); International Studies (B.A.); Journalism (New Media) (B.A.); Mathematics (B.A.), including: Actuary Science; Medical Technology (3+1) (4+1) (B.A. or B.S.) (collaborative degree program between Seton Hill and other colleges or universities); Music (B.A. or B.M.), including: Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, Sacred Music; Nutrition/Dietetics (B.S.); Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.) (collaborative degree program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine); Physician Assistant (B.S./M.S.); Political Science (B.A.); Pre-Law (3+3) (B.A.) (collaborative degree program between Seton Hill and other colleges or universities); Pre-Med, including: Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program; Pre-Osteopathic Medicine (B.S./D.O.) (collaborative degree program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine); Pre-Professional Health; Psychology (B.A.); Religious Studies/Theology (B.A.); Social Work (B.S.W.); Sociology (B.A.); Spanish (B.A.); Sports Management (B.S.); Theatre (B.A.), including: Theatre Arts, Theatre Business, Theatre Design and Technology, Theatre Performance, Music Theatre
Adult Degree Programs: Accounting (B.S.); Business (B.A. or B.S.); General Studies (B.A. or B.S.); Human Services (B.A.); Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program; Social Work (B.S.W.)
Graduate Programs: Art Therapy (M.A.); Business Administration (M.B.A.); Elementary/Middle Level Education (M.A.); Inclusive Education (M.A.); Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.); Physician Assistant (M.S.); Special Education (M.A.); Writing Popular Fiction (M.F.A.)
Graduate Certificates: Autism; Entrepreneurship; Genocide and Holocaust Studies; Orthodontics; Writing Popular Fiction
Students come to Seton Hill University for a "quality liberal arts education" delivered in the context of a small and "supportive environment." At this Catholic institution, "personal help, education, and kindness are top priority," and "Faculty and staff genuinely care about the well-being and success of each and every student." "Like any college, there are good professors and bad professors" at Seton Hill. Fortunately, most faculty members "take the time to know their students and become involved in their learning." If you are struggling, "the campus is small enough [to offer] individualized attention if you need additional help," and professors offer "a lot of out-of-class office hours." Some students feel the advising services could be improved, but they assure us that "The admissions office and registrar work very hard to make sure everyone gets where they need to go." Volunteerism, personal growth, and community involvement complement the academic experience; this school "empowers students with a liberal arts education and a foundation in Catholic Social Teaching to make meaningful contributions as productive members of society." On that note, students say that, "Seton Hill really lets the students become themselves. We have classes to help us deal with problems correctly, and clubs to express our feelings."