Honors Program

Honors Program

Message from the Director

The day I became Director of the Creighton Honors Program was among the most exciting in my life.  I had already been part of the Honors team for six years, and I had seen first-hand that honors education is undergraduate education at its finest: exciting, lively classes that explore topics deeply and from multiple perspectives, in which students feel encouraged and empowered to take charge of discussion.  What made me fall in love with Honors, however, was its dynamic and supportive community.  This community is alive and always changing with the ideas and contributions of each new class.  What never changes, however, is the support students receive.  Not only can they rely on professors, research supervisors, advisors, and mentors to provide opportunities and experiences in research, leadership, and service, but they can also depend on each other for the mutual encouragement that makes possible the amazing successes our students achieve at Creighton and beyond.  Creighton Honors studentsí experiences have been, and will be, transformed into deeds that set the world on fire.

-Dr. Jeffrey Hause

Have Questions about the Creighton Honors Program?

If you have any questions about the Honors curriculum or academic advising, feel free to contact the Honors Program Director Dr. Jeffrey Hause, or Associate Director, Dr. Erin Averett.

If you have questions about life in the freshmen Honors community on Swanson 9, student life on Creighton's campus in general, your prospective major, or what being an Honors student entails, please send an email to info@honorsboard.com. Your email will be promptly directed to a student or faculty member able to answer your questions.

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About Creighton Honors

Rooted in the university's Christian, Catholic, and Jesuit traditions, the 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.

Awards & Scholarships for Honors Students

Many Honors students receive top recognition from the university and the College of Arts & Sciences.

 Congratulations to sophomores Mark May and Molly Carrig for being selected as the Honors Program's new scholars in the Consideration Public Conservation Initiative

   

Student Kathy Marinelli was awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for 2017. Marinelli brings Creighton's Goldwater Scholars to 13 in the last 20 years, making Creighton University one of the nation's premier producers of Goldwater Scholars.

 

Caity Ewers and Daniel Poston, both of Creighton's 2016 graduating class, were selected recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior award for 2016!

 Ewers (left) and Poston (right) were both active   members of the Honors Program Student Advisory    Board during their time here at Creighton. They    both also presented impressive research in their fields of study- Art History and Latin for Ewers and    Biochemistry for Poston.

 The Outstanding Senior Award is conferred annually at May commencement by the College of Arts and    Sciences on outstanding undergraduate students    who have excelled during their time at Creighton    University. Recipients are selected on the basis of    their initiative, enterprise, academic achievement

 

Honors Day Student Presentation (sciences)

Honors Day Student Presentation (humanities)

Honors Floor Tour