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
Art or Music Performance Courses: One year
Physical Education and Health: 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.
Freshmen: 6 hours of Christian Service embedded into the freshmen religion course; Digital Citizenship & Emerging Technology Course (embedded in Phys. Ed. – Pass/Fail), Mandatory Attendance at the Freshmen Retreat
Seniors: 40 hours of Christian Service, divided as follows: 20 hours in the summer before senior year; 8 hours embedded in the required Social Justice religion course; 12 hours of independently completed service during the school year
Led by dedicated faculty members, each academic department at Gonzaga strives to help students perform to their full potential. To read more about each department’s goals and course offerings, please choose a department below.