Learning Together

After beginning a career or graduate studies, our graduates often point to one person at PLU who had a profound influence on their intellectual development. Invariably, it’s a professor. And in many cases, it’s more than just one.

It’s a result of what we call learning together.

At PLU, you’ll have very few large lecture classes and all classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Most of your time in class will be close-up, hands-on, working with your professors and fellow classmates. This ability to work closely with faculty is something undergraduate students at most universities – large or small – do not experience.

PLU professors are role models who know that it isn’t just what you learn, but how you learn. They work with you in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the performance hall – and they help you one-on-one. They are mentors who help you discover the professional opportunities in your academic field, and they are colleagues who work side-by-side with you on research and creative projects.

No matter what you plan to do after you earn your PLU degree, you’ll have gained the experience that employers and graduate programs want.

Summer research that rocks

Many students take part in student-faculty summer research projects, often in the nearby forests, mountains and coastal areas.

Science happens (And so much more!)

Of the numerous student-faculty research projects that take place at PLU each year, there is the science. But that is only the beginning.

Accepted to med school

There’s nothing easy about PLU’s pre-health sciences program. And that’s the point. PLU students are accepted to medical schools at rates well above the national average.