Interim Dean: Julie Wolter, PhD
Assistant Dean: Jennifer Towers
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences, which was established in 2023, in response to a growing need and brings together three departments with long histories at Gonzaga: Human Physiology, Nurse Anesthesia, and Nursing. Consistent with the mission of Gonzaga University, our message is that of making a difference through excellence in education and scholarly pursuits in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Students choosing to enroll in one of our undergraduate programs will be taught by faculty with exemplary records in teaching, research, and service. Many faculty maintain clinical schedules to enrich their integration of theory and practice in the classroom. Their research and scholarly work inform and enhance their teaching and result in improvements in individual and population health. Service is an important component of what we do as it provides the school with the opportunity to fulfill the Jesuit commitment to social justice through working to address the needs of society’s most vulnerable.
Human Physiology offers a BS degree for undergraduates as a first step in pursuing a graduate career at other institutions in the physiological sciences or clinically related professions, such as medicine, dentistry, or physical therapy, to name a few.
Nursing builds on a solid foundation in the liberal arts, behavioral sciences, and nursing theory and is informed by ethical principles. Graduates are prepared to practice as generalist nurses with their practice grounded in the principles and processes of safe, competent, and ethical care; effective communication; leadership; and professionalism.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Health Sciences
- Human Physiology (B.S.)
Nursing (B.S.N; undergraduate prerequisites for R.N. to M.S.N. degree are listed in the Undergraduate Catalogue)
Degree Requirements for the School of Health Sciences
Students must complete the general degree requirements of the University, including the University Core curriculum, and the requirements of their major.
Please note: No core, major, minor, or concentration courses may be taken under the Pass/Fail option.
Nursing students are referred to the relevant Department of Nursing Student Handbook for a more detailed overview of requirements and expectations. There are separate handbooks for the BSN and graduate (MSN and DNP) programs.