Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Honors:  This degree is awarded to students who pursue their basic undergraduate education under the direction of the Honors Program. A specific core Honors curriculum, accomplished primarily through colloquia and seminars, satisfied university core requirements for those students who obtain this degree. The degree is available in all majors within the College that offer the B.A.

Bachelor of Arts, General:  This is the regular B.A. degree offered by the College; it also is available with a teaching option in some majors.

Bachelor of Science, Honors:  This degree is awarded to students who complete the requirements for a major in a field which offers the B.S. and who pursue their basic undergraduate education under the direction of the Honors Program; a special Honors curriculum satisifes the university core requirements for those students who obtain this degree.

Bachelor of Science, General:  This is the regular B.S. degree offered by the College.

College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements
In addition to the general degree requirements of the University, including the University Core Curriculum,  students earning all Bachelor’s degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the following requirements:

  1. Completion of the requirements for a major within the College.

  2. Completion of a senior thesis, comprehensive exam, capstone, or other culminating experience designed by the major department.

  3. Language Requirement:   Competency in a second language (classical or modern) at the intermediate level (courses numbered 201) is required for students continuing in the study of a language.  Students beginning study in a language they have not previously studied can fulfill the requirement by completing one year at the beginning level (courses numbered 101-102).   Non-native speakers of English who have completed the required English core credits at Gonzaga may petition the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences for a waiver of this requirement.

Please note: Every degree requires a minimum of 128 completed semester credits.  No core, major, minor, or concentration courses may be taken under the Pass/Fail option.