Gonzaga's rigorous curriculum is designed not only to prepare students for college and beyond, but to instill a love of learning that helps them pursue their passions and interests to the fullest.
In order to qualify for graduation, each student is required to successfully complete at least 25 credit units. Below is a closer look at Gonzaga’s minimum requirements for graduation.
Religion: Four years
English: Four years
Mathematics: Four years
Social Studies: Four years
Science: Three years of laboratory science (Biology and Chemistry must be taken before an elective)
Language: Successful completion at Gonzaga of level three in one language, with three years of study at Gonzaga in no more than two different languages
Fine Arts: One year
In addition to these requirements, Gonzaga offers a wide variety of electives—in everything from Psychology and Environmental Science to Statistics and Economics.
Physical Education: All students must fulfill their physical education requirement in one of the following ways before graduation.
Participate for a full season in any Varsity, Junior Varsity, or Freshmen level sport at Gonzaga (see options here).
Participate in the Gonzaga Dramatic Association Spring Musical as part of the main or ensemble dancing cast.
Participate in an organized Gonzaga club sport for the entirety of an academic year (fencing, volleyball, etc.)
Take a Physical Education elective as one of the available free electives.
Christian Service and Retreat Programs: All students must complete Christian Service obligations each academic year in order to be promoted to the next academic level. The Freshmen Retreat is mandatory; all other grade level retreats are optional.