Academics

Curriculum

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.

Academic Requirements:
  • 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. 

Non-Academic Requirements:
 
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.

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Course of Study

To better understand what a course of study at Gonzaga might look like, here’s a sample academic path that a student could follow to meet the graduation requirement:

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    Religion
    English
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Language
    Science or Art/Music
    PE/Health
  • Sophomore Year

    Religion
    English
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Language
    Science or Art/Music
    Elective
  • Junior Year

    Religion
    English
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Langauge
    Science
    Elective
  • Senior Year

    Religion
    English
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Science
    Elective
    Elective
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