Dean: Annmarie Caño
Associate Dean: Jonathan Rossing
The College of Arts and Sciences develops women and men for others, ready to face the intellectual, vocational, and spiritual challenges of today and tomorrow.
The College is primarily responsible for delivering courses in the University Core curriculum, the center of Gonzaga’s humanistic, Jesuit, Catholic education. The departments and programs that make up the College also offer students majors, minors and concentrations in liberal arts, humanities, and specialized fields, preparing them for immediate careers or for further studies. For students pursuing Arts and Sciences majors, the College also has a secondary language requirement.
Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences
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, General: This is the regular B.S. degree offered by the College.
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, satisfies 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 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 specific Honors curriculum satisfies the university core requirements for those students who obtain this degree.
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:
- Completion of the requirements for a major within the College.
- Completion of a senior thesis, comprehensive exam, capstone, or other culminating experience designed by the major department.
- Language Requirement: Competency in a second language (classical or modern) at the intermediate level (courses numbered 201-202) 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.
Second Language Competency
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.
Additional information on this requirement can be found at
Table of Credits for Degrees, Majors and Minors
|Actuarial Science Concentration||69||n.a.|
|Biology + Statistics Double Concentration||77||n.a.|
|Biochemistry + Statistics Double Concentration||76||n.a.|
|Chemistry + Statistics Double Concentration||76||n.a.|
|Computer Science Concentration||61||n.a.|
|Economics + Statistics Double Concentration||73-74||n.a.|
|Environmental Science Concentration||68||n.a.|
|Environmental Science + Statistics Double Concentration||77||n.a.|
|Physics + Statistics Double Concentration||74||n.a.|
|Art History Concentration (for Art majors only)||48||n.a.|
|Art History (for non-Art majors)||
|(ACS approved option)||73-74||n.a.|
|Broadcast and Electronic Media Studies||BA||36||21|
|(ACS approved option)||BS||64-65||n.a.|
|Conducting (for Music, Music Ed majors only)||
|Critical Race and Ethnic Studies||n.a.||21|
|Dance Pedagogy Concentration||35|
|English (concentration required)||BA||21|
|Latin American History||n.a.||18|
|Race & Ethnic Communities||n.a.||18|
|General studies Concentration||46||n.a.|
|Sacred Music concentration||55||n.a.|
|Music Education (concentration required)||BA||
|Choral and General concentration||66||
|Instrumental and General concentration||66||
|Native American Studies||n.a.||21|
|Solidarity and Social Justice||
|Theatre (concentration required)||BA||20-21|
|Design, Technology, & Management||44-49||19-21|
|Women's & Gender Studies||n.a.||21|
Note: *Number of credits required is dependent on non-English language competency.
In order to obtain a teaching certificate, students need to complete a degree with an appropriate major and also complete professional educational requirements. Since most future teachers obtain their degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, they have an academic advisor in that college. In addition, they need an advisor from the Teacher Education Department, who is usually assigned to them when they register for EDTE 101L.