Students complete most of their advanced work within their majors. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in the minimum requirements of their majors to qualify for graduation.
To maintain satisfactory progress toward their degrees, students must apply and be accepted by a major program. Ordinarily, students apply for their major programs during their Sophomore year. Some students may apply for the major earlier, and may do so after completing their first semester at Creighton.
In order to apply, students must have an overall GPA of 2.00 and have satisfied any specific requirements as indicated by the major department in this bulletin. The online application for major programs can be found here.
Department chairs and program directors may defer or decline students who do not meet the designated criteria. However, at the time of graduation, any student who meets all the published criteria of the University may request the College to award the degree and major regardless of the prior actions of the department. Such requests should be directed to the Associate Dean.
Structure of Majors
The majors offered in the College of Arts and Sciences differ in the ways in which they structure their requirements, as they must if they are to meet the diverse needs of Creighton students and reflect the widely varying natures of their respective academic disciplines.
Some majors focus on a single sequence of courses. Other programs offer two or more tracks - course sequences, one of which a student must select in order to complete the major. Still others list specializations - optional, alternative or additional sequences of coursework that students may elect in order to focus their major program more narrowly.
Degrees, Majors, Tracks and Specializations
The following list shows all the subjects offered as majors in the College by degree together with the tracks and specializations that each allows. Specific requirements for each program appear in the listing for the relevant department or program in the Courses of Instruction section of this bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A)
Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences (B.S. Ats.)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.Chm.)
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (B.S. Evs.)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.S.Mth.)
Bachelor of Science in Physics (B.S. Phy.)
Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may complete more than one major. Students completing more than one major are responsible for all the normal requirements, including specified requisite courses, for those programs. Students must choose a primary major. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences do not receive dual degrees. All major programs of study completed are indicated on studentsí official transcripts.
Minors offer students the opportunity to develop substantial knowledge in areas outside their majors and achieve the second and third College learning outcomes:
- To think critically about information, assumptions, and arguments found in multiple forms of academic and cultural discourse; and
- To integrate broad and diverse learning with at least one individually chosen academic discipline or professional field.
A student may not declare a minor until he or she has been accepted into a Major. Eighteen credits of coursework are required to complete a minor. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in courses toward the minor. Students declare minors online.
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