Programs of Study

Because Gonzaga is a Jesuit institution, we value inquiry and innovation. The Jesuits have a long tradition of scholarship grounded in human concerns: How can we answer big questions and solve serious problems so life improves for all of us? How can we become better scholars, better people, and better servants of God?

That's why at Gonzaga, we'll push you to ask tough questions. To analyze thoughtfully. Communicate precisely. Find intersections among disciplines and peoples. Take risks. Push boundaries. Create solutions.

We educate not simply to distribute degrees, but so you will grow into an inventive thinker, generous collaborator, global citizen, and all-around good person. We educate so you can determine what you're meant to do--and so you have all the knowledge, skills, and resources to do just that.

A Gonzaga education will transform you into your best self, so you can transform the world.

Explore our Undergraduate Degrees

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Accounting

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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Arabic

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.

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Art

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

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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Biochemistry

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

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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Chemistry

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

Chinese

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.

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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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Criminology

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

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Economics

Provides students a means of specializing in a social science while at the same time acquiring knowledge and skills useful for a business-related 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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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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English

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

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

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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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French

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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German

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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History

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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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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Italian

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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Japanese

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

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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Journalism

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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Kinesiology and Physical Education

This curriculum prepares students for Washington State Certification to teach health and fitness at the elementary or secondary levels in schools.

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Kinesiology and Physical Education (minor)

This option is designed for students pursuing teaching certification in another discipline (English, Science, Music) and want to add a Health and Fitness endorsement.

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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.

Mathematics

Gonzaga's Mathematics Department provides rigorous training and applies mathematics to solve problems in business, engineering and the social sciences.

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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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Music

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.

Nursing

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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Philosophy

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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Physics

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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Psychology

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

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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Sociology

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

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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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Spanish

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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Sport & Physical Education

The Department of Sport and Physical Education promotes active participation in sport and physical activity across the lifespan, and specializes in preparing future professionals

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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.