College of Arts and Sciences Fact Sheets

Fast Facts

Established
1878

Dean
Bridget Keegan, PhD

Enrollment
2,405

Faculty
11:1 student-to-faculty ratio

Programs
More than 60 majors and minors

About the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences students are successful

    • 98% of recent graduates were employed, enrolled in graduate or professional school, or serving in a volunteer program within 6 months of graduation
    • More than half enroll in graduate or professional school after graduation – continuing at Creighton or heading to other prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge universities
    • Over the last five years, 71% of our students who applied to medical school were admitted, compared to the 42% national average

    Academic programs highlight engaged and experiential learning

      • Students planning to apply to professional programs can major in any academic area, including natural sciences, math, social sciences and humanities
      • Students choose coursework from more than 60 exciting fields for majors and minors
      • The innovative Magis Core Curriculum features outcomes-based learning that infuses Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic mission
      • Opportunities for international immersions abound — for the semester at our campus in the Dominican Republic or for the summer, traveling with faculty members to study in Spain, France, Ireland, China, Peru or Tanzania
      • The Dean’s Service Honor Roll celebrates students who actively give their time and talents to the community. These students collectively most recently served nearly 7,000 hours
      • Creighton provides access to thousands of internships that offer real-world experience and bolster classroom learning; many majors offer internships as part of the curriculum

      Faculty members are teacher-scholars as well as mentors

      • The College of Arts and Sciences faculty are award-winning, productive, talented and respected professionals. Each year, they publish groundbreaking books, attract major research grants and present their work all over the world
      • Full-time faculty are dedicated freshman advisors and teachers — no courses at Creighton are taught by graduate teaching assistants
      • Our 11:1 faculty-student ratio is among the lowest of the 27 U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities

      Students engage in hands-on research

      • Creighton encourages student research through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS)
      • Creighton undergraduates were responsible for approximately 400 presentations at local, regional and national conferences last year
      • More than 40 CURAS-funded summer research fellowships are awarded annually
      • Creighton has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate research and creative projects
      • Excellence in research is one reason Creighton has produced 23 Goldwater Scholars in the last 15 years, ranking 1st among Catholic universities for success in this prestigious undergraduate scientific research scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in STEM and is the premier undergraduate award of its kind

      And our nearly 25,000 alumni live out Creighton's mission of excellence

      Just a few College of Arts and Sciences alumni who have made a difference include:

      • Christopher Elias, BS'79, MD'83, HON'09, president of global development for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
      • Mary Alice Williams, BA'71, Emmy Award winner, founding anchor and former vice president of CNN, and recent inductee in the Creighton chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
      • Kyle Korver, BA'03, journalism graduate and NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks
      • Sean Gallitz, BA'09, digital journalist for CBS News