Academics

To the Heights!

At Puget Sound, we believe that an education isn’t something you get; it’s something you do. Our students are engaged in active inquiry and critical analysis that encourage a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation for civil discourse and exchange of ideas, and a lifetime of intellectual curiosity.

We offer a highly collaborative and experiential approach to teaching and learning, led by faculty members who challenge students to think critically and make connections across disciplines. We’re home to leading programs in education, music, business leadership, and health sciences—featuring some of the country’s most advanced undergraduate research labs. Our Interdisciplinary Humanities Emphasis (IHE) offers designated pathways—including Science and Values; Challenging Inequality, Leading Social Change; and The Artist as Humanist—that encourage students to consider topics of enduring importance from a variety of humanistic perspectives.

Puget Sound’s PacRim program is a national model of conscious global engagement rooted in our strong Asian Studies program. And we are a leading producer of Watson fellows, Fulbright scholars, and Peace Corps volunteers.

With more than 50 areas of study and an educational emphasis on critical thought, experiential learning, and an intersectional worldview, a Puget Sound education prepares the next generation of humane, effective leaders for a changing world.