The Creighton College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) requires each student to select a program of courses that combines three elements. The Core Curriculum assures broad exposure to academic and cultural discourse, the acquisition of communicative and reasoning skills and the exploration of ethical values with the Christian, Catholic and Jesuit traditions. Academic majors and minors serve the same broad goals but in the context of bringing added depth and facility in a particular academic discipline or professional field. Academic minors and elective courses foster students' intellectual curiosity and adaptability and encourage in them an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. A bachelor's degree requires:
- a minimum of 128 credit hours, including 48 in courses numbered 300 or above. An overall cumulative QPA of at least 2.00 is required for graduation;
- completion of all applicable requirements of the Core Curriculum (a minimum of 49 credit hours plus 12-13 credit hours that may be waived via skills testing); and
- completion of at least one major in one of the departments of the College. A minimum of 18 credit hours, as specified by the relevant department, is required to complete a major. Students must achieve a QPA of 2.00 in the minimum requirements of their majors in order to graduate.
All students graduating with a degree from CCAS will have learned to:
- communicate clearly and effectively in written, spoken, mathematical and artistic languages;
- think critically about information, assumptions, and arguments found in multiple forms of academic and cultural discourse;
- integrate broad and diverse learning with at least one individually chosen academic discipline or professional field;
- appreciate the Christian, Catholic and Jesuit intellectual traditions in the context of historical, cutlural and spiritual concerns;
- apply a reasoned approach to effective decision-making according to sound and coherent ethical principles; and
- relate an active commitment to learning, truth and justice to a life of service and to the development of the global community.
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