Academic Information Sessions

Join us for presentations on Gonzaga's excellent academic programs and opportunities. Many students are interested in more than one academic program, particularly those who are still deciding on a major. We wanted to make sure you have the opportunity to learn about more than your intended major.

It is important to note the Nursing information sessions are for students who have been admitted into nursing under direct admission.

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Patricia Terry, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mia Bertagnolli, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences develops people for and with others, ready to face the intellectual, vocational and spiritual challenges of today and tomorrow. Associate Deans Patricia Terry and Mia Bertagnolli are excited to speak with you today about all the opportunities the College of Arts and Sciences offers. With programs ranging from Classical Civilizations to Biochemistry, the College is Gonzaga’s most expansive school with 35 majors and 47 minors.

Contact: terry@gonzaga.edu & bertagnolli@gonzaga.edu

 

Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Ph.D.

Director of the University Core Curriculum & Professor of Psychology

Core Curriculum

The University Core curriculum is a four-year program taken by all students focused on enriching, grounding, and extending the student’s major area of study. Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Director of the University Core Curriculum, is excited to speak with you today about the Core curriculum and answer all your questions. She will cover everything from why Gonzaga has a Core curriculum to the yearly progression of the Core along with your major area of study.

Contact: kretchmar@gonzaga.edu

 

Joan Owens, Ph.D., R.N.

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing & Assistant Professor

Nursing

Gonzaga’s nursing program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) over an 8- or 9-semester track. Students will cover a broad and holistic approach to nursing, including in-depth anatomy and physiology coursework, as well as healthcare ethics and equitable patient care. They will also spend four semesters in a variety of clinical placements in Spokane’s excellent healthcare system. If you applied for and have been admitted to Nursing, tune in to ask Joan Owens, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing, all your questions about the program. She will cover nursing coursework, clinical rotations, and hands-on learning in our simulation labs, as well as outcomes for our BSN students after graduation.  

Contact: owensj@gonzaga.edu

 

Katherine Brackmann

Assistant Director, Graduate & Professional School Engagement

Dave Thorp, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Human Physiology

Kevin Measor, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Biology, Chair of Health Science Committee

Pre-Health Sciences

Faculty from the Pre-Health programs at Gonzaga are here today to talk to you about how a liberal arts education, specifically at Gonzaga, will prepare you for the healthcare profession you choose to pursue. Furthermore, they can speak to academic excellence in the sciences with exceptional research opportunities, and how the Health Science Committee supports students in their pursuit of health-oriented careers. Katherine Brackmann, Professional and Graduate School Manager, Dave Thorp, Professor and Department Chair of Human Physiology, and Kevin Measor, Lecturer in Biology and Chair of Health Science committee, are here to answer any and all questions you may have. 

Contact: brackmann@gonzaga.eduthorp@gonzaga.edu or measor@gonzaga.edu

 

Timothy Westerhaus, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies; Department Chair

Suzanne Ostersmith, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dance Director

Charles Pepiton, M.F.A.

Associate Professor; Chair of Theatre & Dance

EXPLORE - Music, Theatre, and Dance

With opportunities in music, dance, and theater, the performing arts at Gonzaga is vibrant and accessible to all majors. Within the College of Arts and Sciences, students can major in Music, Music Education, Theater Arts, and Dance. We also offer minors in Interdisciplinary Arts, Theater Arts, Dance, Conducting, Music, and Jazz Performance. Tim Westerhaus, Music Department Chair and Director of Vocal Studies, Suzanne Ostersmith, Dance Director, and Charles Pepiton, Chair of Theatre and Dance will be speaking about all the opportunities for students, both majors and non-majors! If you have any questions about specific programs or how you can get involved in the performing arts at GU, join this presentation.

Contacts: westerhaus@gonzaga.eduostersmith@gonzaga.edu, and pepiton@gonzaga.edu

 

Ken Anderson, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Business Administration & Professor of Management

School of Business Administration 

The Dean of the School of Business Administration, Dr. Ken Anderson, will be speaking with you today about the mission of developing ethical leaders in business. In the School of Business Administration, students can study Accounting, Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, which is offered in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences. Students also have the option to pursue a variety of minors and concentrations and can continue their studies with 5th year master's programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Taxation.

Contact: anderson@gonzaga.edu

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Diane Tunnell, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, School of Education & Department Chair of Counselor Education

Amanda Coulter

Director of Certification

Karen Rickel, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Sport Management and Physical Education

School of Education

The School of Education at Gonzaga offers several degree programs which fall into two broad categories, teaching certification and education programs and Sport Management. There will be two different sessions, each focusing on one of the broader categories. The first session, at 1:00 pm, will focus on teacher education and certification, presented by Dr. Diane Tunnell, Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Amanda Coulter, Director of Certification. The second session, at 1:45 pm, will focus on Sport Management, presented by Dr. Karen Rickel, Department Chair of Sport Management and Physical Education.

Contact: tunnell@gonzaga.edu or coulter@gonzaga.edu or rickelk@gonzaga.edu

 

Diane Tunnell, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, School of Education & Department Chair of Counselor Education

Amanda Coulter

Director of Certification

Karen Rickel, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Sport Management and Physical Education

School of Education

The School of Education at Gonzaga offers several degree programs which fall into two broad categories, teaching certification and education programs and Sport Management. There will be two different sessions, each focusing on one of the broader categories. The first session, at 1:00 pm, will focus on teacher education and certification, presented by Dr. Diane Tunnell, Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Amanda Coulter, Director of Certification. The second session, at 1:45 pm, will focus on Sport Management, presented by Dr. Karen Rickel, Department Chair of Sport Management and Physical Education.

Contacts: tunnell@gonzaga.edu,  coulter@gonzaga.edu, & rickelk@gonzaga.edu

 

Karlene Hoo, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Joan Sarles

Professional Advisor

School of Engineering & Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Computer Engineering, as well as Computer Science (BS) and Engineering Management. The SEAS mission is to produce broadly educated and capable engineers and computer scientists ready to contribute innovative solutions for a better world. Dr. Karlene Hoo, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Joan Sarles, Advisor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, are here today to give you an overview of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Contact: hoo@gonzaga.edu or sarles@gonzaga.edu