Programs of Study

What is a Major, Minor, & Concentration?

  • Major: Primary focus of study in college
  • Minor: Secondary focus of study (e.g. Major in Biology with a minor in Art). A minor is not required for all majors.
  • Concentration: A focus of study within a major (e.g. Major in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance).
  • University Core: Coursework that all students take, regardless of major. The Core enlivens our Mission as well as grounds, extends, and enriches each student’s major area of study.

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Our program provides a strong foundation for students to launch a career in the public or private sector, or pursue their Master in Accountancy degree.

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Applied Mathematics

From medical imaging to weather modeling to data science (and more), applied math is on the forefront of helping solve increasingly complex problems facing our society.

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With the growing importance of the Middle East in international affairs, there is a shortage of Arabic language speakers who are versed in Arabic language and culture.

Art Pieces


The visual arts provide a means for people to better understand themselves and their society, as well as insight into aspects of other cultures.

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Art History

A natural gateway into the study of different cultures and societies that provides students with an enhanced view into other cultures through the lens of art.

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Gonzaga University believes athletics comprise an integral part of a well-rounded education. Gonzaga sponsors three levels of athletic activity: NCAA Division I, club sports, and intramurals.


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Biochemistry majors will demonstrate competency in the biochemistry laboratory and demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts in molecular biology.

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Biology studies the origin, structure, development, reproduction, and evolution of life.

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Broadcast & Electronic Media Studies

We provide students with the worldview and skills necessary for creative and responsible work in the television and radio industries.

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Business Administration

We strive to develop professionally competent graduates who exemplify the humanistic, ethical, and moral values of a Jesuit institution.


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Catholic Studies

Students experience a focused engagement with the history, theology, traditions, teachings, and cultural legacies of the Catholic Church.

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Center for Student Academic Success

The Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) provides academic support to Gonzaga students and faculty through a variety of programs and retention initiatives.

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Chemists study the material world and its transformations through insight and experimentation.

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Growing international recognition of China's economic and political importance translates to rapidly increasing career opportunities .

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Classical Civilizations

The Department of Classical Civilizations provides students with access to over 2,500 years of human experience drawn from the multicultural world of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.

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Communication Studies

Embrace creativity and intellectual rigor, while at the same time developing skills that have practical applications in the modern workplace.

Community, Culture, and Language

In this major, students will gain a sophisticated, practical understanding of the ways in which cultures, languages, and literacies support and challenge communities.

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Comprehensive Leadership Program

Gonzaga's Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP) develops future leaders with the skills and tenacity to shape a better, stronger, and more just world.

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Computer Science (B.S.)

A foundation of science, mathematics, programming, and computer architecture, our Computer Science program offers a major in a broad range of advanced topics.

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Computer Science & Computational Thinking

A degree in Computer Science gives one both marketable skills and the intellectual breadth that can be applied to any career choice.

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Majors and non-majors alike combine their passion for music with pursuing lives of leadership and service for the common good.

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Core Curriculum

Gonzaga’s deep commitment to educating the whole person is embodied in the University Core Curriculum. Completed by all students regardless of major, the Core has several purposes.

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The Criminology program introduces students to sociological perspectives on the causes, consequences, and control of criminal behavior.

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Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Learn about the complex interplay of race and ethnicity vis-a-vis gender, class, sexuality, and other social dimensions that shape the diverse experiences of humans over time.


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The program inspires physical grace and an appreciation of beauty while exposing students to a variety of styles and to the thrill of performance.

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Data Science

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is an interdisciplinary program that includes courses in data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, database management systems, and related topics.

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For over 100 years, Gonzaga has supported argument and debate as a cornerstone of a Jesuit education. Debate strives to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, intellectual inquiry, and advocacy.


The Career & Professional Development office offers students several different career discovery tools to help them reflect on how their values, interests, personality, and skills play a role in choosing a major or career.


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Economics (concentration)

The School of Business offers students a BBA Major with an Economics concentration. Students may also major/minor in this field in the Arts and Sciences.

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There are many avenues for students to obtain a Washington-State Teacher Certification here at Gonzaga University.

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Engineering, Biomedical

Combine your passion for technology and healthcare to make a real difference in people's lives. Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field uses engineering to solve complex problems in medicine and biology.

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Engineering, Civil

The Department of Civil Engineering is a community of scholars and engineers that seek to discover and understand the world, innovate and design sustainable solutions, and be leaders in industry.

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Engineering, Computer

Computer Engineers design and optimize the vast complex of computing systems that impact our world.

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Engineering, Electrical

Our electrical engineering graduates are inventing the future. They are making the world better, greener, more competitive, and prosperous.

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Engineering Management

Engineering managers combine management expertise with an engineering background to lead and supervise project teams in various technical fields.

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Engineering, Mechanical

Mechanical engineers design and construct machines, devices and systems that serve society and improve the way people live around the globe.

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We celebrate the beauty of words and the power of language as a path towards that goal, and offer cultural, historical, and theoretical approaches to literature and the creative process.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation (concentration)

Learn concepts and skills for developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Environmental Studies & Sciences

Gonzaga's Environmental Studies & Sciences program connects science with study of the historical, social, ethical, legal and political issues that affect our natural world


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Film Studies

Gonzaga University’s Film Studies program is an interdisciplinary academic home for the study of film and media analysis. In this program, students learn about the formal elements of cinema and other visual media, its history as a medium, its connections to national cultures and values, and its expressions of human experiences.

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Finance (concentration)

The finance curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in financial theory while developing skills and techniques necessary to manage today's dynamic business environment.

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Gonzaga's French program combines the study of the language with courses that provide the knowledge you need to succeed as a working professional abroad.


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Our program develops your ability to listen, speak, read and write in German, while expanding your understanding of the culture of German-speaking countries.


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Health Equity

The Health Equity minor provides a strong foundation for understanding how cultural and structural forces impact the health and health care of communities, influence individuals’ choices and relationship to information, and shape the processes and implicationsof health science.

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Gonzaga's History Department provides a foundation for graduate work, the study of law, teaching, archival and library sciences, and many careers in business.

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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Gonzaga is an intimate, intellectual community of students and scholars dedicated to understanding and improving our new and changing world.

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Human Physiology

Human physiology, like a lot of things you'll study at Gonzaga, is about integration and connectedness, looking not just at the discrete parts, but at the interwoven whole.

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Human Resource Management (concentration)

We provide students with a broad background in the management of human resources as well as an awareness of the functional specialties within the field of human resource management.


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Interdisciplinary Arts

The study of interdisciplinary arts expands a student's problem solving, critical reflection and innovative thinking through combining the strengths of theatre, dance, visual arts, and music.

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International Business (concentration)

The international business concentration is designed for students who want to prepare themselves to meet the challenges of a global economy.

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International Studies

Gonzaga's International Studies program builds your understanding of the growing interdependence of nations across the globe.

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Gonzaga's Italian program prepares you to fluently speak, read, write and comprehend the Italian language.

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Italian Studies

This program will impart an understanding of Italian culture and competence in the Italian language.


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Gonzaga's two-year Japanese program is combined with a study abroad experience to grow your understanding of the Japanese language and culture.

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Jazz Performance

Gonzaga University's Jazz Studies Program consists of four jazz combos, the jazz ensemble, jazz history classes and jazz improvisation lessons offered on every instrument.

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Gonzaga's Journalism program cultivates skills in gathering information through research and interviews, and writing for the array of media platforms.


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Business Administration

Management Information Systems (concentration)

The MIS concentration equips students with knowledge, techniques and skills essential for their success in various IT-related positions

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Marketing (concentration)

Marketing is the link between entities in the marketplace and involves the study of exchanges and their facilitation.

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Explore the power and beauty of mathematical proof, develop analytical and problem-solving skills, and apply mathematics to business, the natural and social sciences, and engineering.

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Military Science

Gonzaga’s Military Science Department develops officer-leaders of competence and character that are committed to serving our nation.

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Modern Languages & Literature

Gonzaga's Modern Languages & Literature Department is home to the study of seven languages taught at a range of skill levels.

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We believe music enriches all lives. Any Gonzaga student—regardless of major—can explore and enjoy music through opportunities in our department.

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Music Education

Gonzaga's Music Department offers Bachelor's degrees in both Music and Music Education within a program known for small class sizes.


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Native American Studies

Explore Native American histories and cultures through varied Native points of view and experiences.

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Explore the intricacies of the brain and nervous system, combining disciplines such as physiology, molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, psychology, biochemistry, physics, and computer science.


You'll learn to promote health, to care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses, and to support patients and their families when they need it most.


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Our bachelor’s and master’s programs aim to deepen students' love of wisdom through the study of the intellectual and moral traditions of our civilization.

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Gonzaga's Physics Department helps you develop advanced problem-solving skills and a deeper understanding of the science of physics.

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Political Science

Studying Political Science at Gonzaga offers you a dynamic blend of classical liberal arts education and cutting-edge social science.

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The Health Professions Pathways Program (H3P) provides comprehensive support to students and alumni from all majors interested in pursuing graduate study and future careers in the health professions.

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Gonzaga Pre-Law Advising offers ways for students from all majors who are interested in pursuing law school to learn more about law, whether a legal career is the right path for them, and how to prepare to apply to law school.

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Gonzaga's Psychology Department focuses on faculty research, as well as student research, while customizing studies to fit interests and career goals.

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Public Health

We seek to expand public health knowledge and contribute to evidence-based solutions that improve the health and quality of life for communities locally, nationally, and globally.

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Public Relations

Gonzaga's Public Relations program equips students with the skills to manage communication between organizations and the people they serve.


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We examine how human societies work and the social issues that shape our world today.

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Software Application Development

The BS Computer Science program at Gonzaga prepares students for careers and graduate study in the practice and science of computing. The program is built on a broad and rigorous foundation of science, mathematics, software engineering, and advanced computer science topics.

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Software Security

The BS Computer Science program at Gonzaga prepares students for careers and graduate study in the practice and science of computing. The program is built on a broad and rigorous foundation of science, mathematics, software engineering, and advanced computer science topics.

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Solidarity & Social Justice

The Solidarity and Social Justice (SOSJ) minor provides students with an understanding of the ways scholars, researchers and students address injustice.

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Gonzaga's Spanish program prepares you to meet the growing demand for bilingual professionals in today’s job market.

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Special Education

Help children reach their full potential through a career in service to others.

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Sport Management

The Sport Management program prepares students for a variety of positions within the sport industry.


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Visual Literacy

The minor gives students models for thinking critically about the interpretation and impact of images in society and artistic creation, and the evolving role of video in online news and social media.