Program for African Studies
Program Director: James S. Wunsch
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 430A
African Studies is an interdisciplinary program drawing from faculty in the departments of History, English, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science and International Relations and Theology. It attempts to provide students with factual and theoretical material necessary to understand the issues facing contemporary Africa through courses approaching Africa from humanistic, ethnographic, historical, institutional, and policy-oriented perspectives. The program also offers films, social events, symposia and visiting lecturers to go beyond course offerings. Website...
Program for American Studies
Program Directors: Heather E. Fryer, Tracy N. Leavelle
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 329D
The American Studies Program seeks to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to bring critical insights to the study of the American experience in all its diversity, past and present. Faculty members aim to stimulate critical and creative thinking through interdisciplinary and comparative study with attention to transnational issues and current theoretical frameworks. Website..
Program for Asian Studies
Program Director: Jinmei Yuan; Maorong Jiang
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 341
Program Description: Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad understanding of Asian cultures and an awareness of the important historical and international events happening in the Asian world. This program is designed to build a solid foundation of philosophy, religion, history and political science for further study in this field.
Program for Black Studies
Program Director: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 130B
The Black Studies Program offers a program to undergraduate students in all disciplines who are especially interested in Africa and the African Diaspora, especially in the United States. The Program is designed to allow students to investigate more widely areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences connected to their major or track or to further their special interest. Independent studies and independent research are available to advanced students. Website...
Program for Energy Technology
Program Director: Michael G. Cherney
Program Office: Hixson-Lied Science Building, Room G74
This major prepares students for cutting-edge fields, but is based on Creighton’s roots in Ignatian pedagogy. In this Ignatian model, drawn from the Spiritual Exercises, teachers accompany learners in the pursuit of competence, conscience, and compassionate commitment. This model stresses personalized programs, active engagement of the student, and reflection on the experience. Website...
Program for Environmental Sciences
Program Director: John Schalles
Professors: T. Burk, C. Harper, J. Platz, J. Schalles, J. Zehnder
Associate Professors: J. Ault, A. Cullum, G. Michels, G. Ramsden, J. Schrage, M. Vinton
Assistant Professors: M. Anderson, J. Martinelli
Program Office: Hixson-Lied Science Building, Room 504
The Environmental Sciences Major introduces students to a wide range of integrated coursework within the natural and physical sciences. The major is aimed at providing career opportunities related to environmental issues and in providing a broad background for graduate work within the natural and physical sciences. The major offers three distinct tracks: (1) Global Environmental Systems which explores ecological and climatological aspects of the integrated earth system, (2) Organismal/Population Ecology which emphasizes biological aspects of the environment and, (3) Environmental Policy and Society which addresses historical political and sociological aspects of environmental issues. Website...
Program for Health Administration & Policy
Program Director: Judith Lee Kissell
Program Office: Hixson-Lied Science Building G06
The Health Administration and Policy Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide the undergraduate student with a broad understanding of healthcare management and an awareness of the key issues facing the health care world. This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to build a solid understanding of healthcare institutions, management processes, public policy, social and ethical issues. Website...
Program Director: Jeffrey Hause
Program Office: Humanities Center 211
Rooted in the university?s Christian, Catholic, and Jesuit traditions, the new Honors Program relies on the belief, articulated by Pope John Paul II, that ?the united endeavor of intelligence and faith will enable people to come to the full measure of their humanity.? Its goal is to foster a community committed to the ongoing education of students and faculty members as fellow seekers for truth. The program seeks individuals of all faiths and backgrounds who are intelligent, well prepared academically, highly motivated, and academically adventurous. The curriculum then immerses these students in an academically rigorous but flexible program of study guided by a faculty mentor who is charged with paying special attention to the personal dimension of learning. The program ultimately understands itself as a fellowship of inquiry whose individual members have dedicated themselves without reserve to love of learning. The program is designed for talented imaginative students desirous of participation in small, discussion-oriented classes and in courses on interdisciplinary and topical issues. It provides students with special opportunities and challenges to enhance their undergraduate experience and to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University. The program also offers eligible students the opportunity to pursue a course of study that complements her or his major. Website...
Program for Justice & Peace Studies
Program Director: Roger Bergman
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 425A
Program for Native American Studies
Program Director: Raymond A. Bucko, S.J.
Program Office: Creighton Hall, Room 437
The Program for Native Studies is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing on a wide range of faculty from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. Each faculty member has extensive experience, cares for students and has enthusiasm for learning and teaching. Each is also committed to collaboration with Native peoples and those who work with them whether students, professionals, or local community members. Website...
Program for Women & Gender Studies
Program Director: Susan Calef
Program Office: Dowling Hall-Humanities Center, Room 125
Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused upon women, men and gender. As Women's Studies, the program highlights experiences and contributions of women, both historically and in contemporary society. As Gender Studies, the program explores constructions and experiences of diverse gender roles and orientations. Website...