Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Health Sciences

Members of the Committee on Health Science Careers (CHSC) share a commitment to preparing students for graduate studies in the health sciences, including, but not limited to Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Veterinary Studies. Faculty members of the CHSC represent a broad range of departments such as Psychology, English, Philosophy, Political Science, Nursing, and Human Physiology, as well as Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics. Not only are committee members active in pre-health science advising, but they also support the student's application by providing mock entrance interviews, assistance in editing personal statements, and writing letters of recommendation. Students who indicate an interest in the health sciences are usually assigned an advisor with expertise in advising in that area. For more information, please visit the Health Science Careers information website.


A Bachelor's degree is normally demanded by law schools for admission. No particular major is required, but these schools look for students who have done well in their undergraduate program and on the Law School Admission Test. For more information about Pre-Law, please visit the Pre-Law Information webpage.


Grounded in Jesuit and nursing traditions, the Pre-licensure BSN nursing program offered by the Department of Nursing at Gonzaga University focuses on the values of servant leadership, social justice, community and reflective practice. The Nursing program embraces the framework of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) which includes nurses work, nursing roles, complexity of health care, organizations, individuals, families, communities and populations. For more information on our Nursing program, please visit the Nursing website.

Preparation for Careers in Allied Health

The University provides students with opportunities to prepare for graduate or professional study in a variety of health related areas including physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, corporate fitness, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, business careers in health fitness and human performance, health administration, health education, and sport and fitness business administration. Careers in allied health require additional study after completion of an undergraduate degree and therefore consideration of the prerequisites for admission to individual graduate programs is critical and should be considered by the student in selecting an undergraduate major. For further information on preparation for careers in allied health, contact the Department of Human Physiology, the School of Business Administration or the School of Education.


Gonzaga University's academic programs of study are approved by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10 USC. For more information, visit our Veteran's webpage.