Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a private Jesuit college located in Omaha, Neb., and serving 7,350 students, about 4,100 of them undergraduates.
About 35 percent of Creighton students are enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to that college, Creighton offers a College of Business, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, School of Nursing, College of Business, School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, and the University College, for returning and adult students. Graduate students attend classes at the Creighton Graduate School.
More than 50 undergraduate programs are offered at Creighton, along with 20 different graduate programs. The school’s most popular majors are biology, chemistry, psychology, exercise science, English and international business.The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is considerably low at 11 to 1, and the university is served by 759 full-time and 226 part-time faculty members.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest and the oldest of Creighton’s nine colleges and schools, offers more than 65 majors and 32 minors to students. The college offers opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct original research and present their work at regional and national conferences. The college also offers its Magis Program, a two-year, post-graduate program centered on Ignatian spirituality that prepares teachers to serve in under-resourced Catholic schools.
The College of Business, which has awarded more than 10,000 degrees, offers its students more than 3,000 local and national internship opportunities a year. Students can enroll in a four-year undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and four graduate degree programs: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Technology Management, a dual Master of Business Administration/MS-Information Technology Management program, and the Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. The Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study and practice leadership in the college setting, and the Master of Business Administration program offers a concentration in leadership.
Each undergraduate college or school at Creighton has a core curriculum which consists of general, liberal arts classes. All students who earn an undergraduate degree will take classes in English, history, theology, mathematics, philosophy, science and literature.
Study Abroad Options
About 250 Creighton students participate in study-abroad programs each year at Creighton, and the university’s students have studied in more than 30 countries. Programs range from study at as traditional university in Europe to living with subsistence farmers in the Dominican Republic. Students pay the normal tuition, fees, room and board to Creighton while studying abroad, and financial aid and scholarships transfer with the student. The Encuentro Dominicano (Dominican Encounter) program sends students for a semester to the Dominican Republic, where they live with a host family and complete a service project. Studying and traveling are also part of this program, which exposes students to life on a subsistence farm.
Other programs include a semester-long program at the University of Limerick in Ireland, an Honors Program at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and two- to four-week faculty led programs in places like China, England, India, El Salvador, and Italy. Creighton also participates in direct student exchange programs with Seoul’s Sogang University in South Korea, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
Creighton also features its own academic medical center, Creighton University Medical Center, which has been recognized for its programs in cardiovascular and digestive medicine and research.
Students at Creighton receive academic support services that include early morning and evening classes, a learning center, remedial instruction, accelerated study programs, distance learning, study skills, and a university-run tutoring center and writing center.