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Department of History

Creighton exists for students and learning.

The Department of History at Creighton University is a vibrant community of experienced and productive faculty members and talented and ambitious students. Our courses cover the world and invite students to immerse themselves in virtually every time period of human history. Beyond the curriculum, we offer opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, presentation and publication, fellowships, and more.

A history degree from Creighton is a valuable credential that sets no limits on what you can do or what you can become. Our graduates are successful in many different educational and professional settings.

The mission of the Department of History is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to bring historical insights to the study of the human experience, past and present. As a scholarly community, we aim to stimulate critical and creative thinking, to provide an ethical framework for operation in an increasingly complex world, and to form socially committed, active citizens who are the hallmark products of a Jesuit liberal arts education.

History - Humanities Building


  • We exist for student learning.
  • We embrace cura personalis for our department members and our students.
  • We believe teaching and scholarship are a reflection of magis.
  • We celebrate the rich diversity of human cultural traditions.
  • We promote social justice in our local and broader global communities by witnessing the past.
  • We support collaborative, cross-disciplinary experiences across the humanities.
  • We empower students to think critically, discover, and create.

Contact Information

Department Office
216 Dowling Hall
Humanities Center
Phone: 402.280.2884
Fax: 402.280.1454

Department Chair
Dr. Michael Hawkins
Phone: 402.280.2653

Mailing Address
Department of History
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178