The following programs are offered in a fully online or hybrid format. Courses in these programs are offered in 8-week terms:
- Healthy Lifestyle Management (BA). Students may choose to combine online courses with on-campus courses offered during the day.
- Leadership (BS). Students may choose to combine online courses with on-campus courses offered during the day.
Associate to Bachelor Programs
- Dental Hygiene (BS in Dental Hygiene). This program is available to students who have successfully completed the AAS in Dental Hygiene program at Iowa Western Community College. This degree is offered in cooperation with the School of Dentistry.
- Elementary Education (BS). This program is available to students who have successfully complete the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Metropolitan Community College.
Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Programs
- Leadership. This program provides highly qualified and motivated students an opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science an at accelerated pace. Participating students can apply as many as 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework toward both of their degrees.
The following programs are also administered through the College of Professional Studies:
- Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services. This degree is jointly offered through the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and the College of Professional Studies.
Bachelor's Degree Requirements
Degree-seeking students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies are required to complete CPS 200 Making the Transition to College:Strategies for Degree Completion. Students who have successfully completed RSP Culture of Collegiate Life and inter-college transfer to CPS are not required to complete this requirement.
Students must meet the following requirements:
- a minimum of 128 credit hours, including at least 48 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above
- a minimum of 48 credit hours must be completed at Creighton University, with 32 of the final 48 completed in residence at Creighton
- an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00, based on all courses at Creighton University
- completion of all applicable requirements of the Magis Common Core Curriculum
- completion of all major requirements, with at least a 2.00 in the minimum requirements of the major
Magis Common Core Curriculum
The Magis Core Curriculum applies to students matriculating as an undergraduate degree-seeking student, Fall 2014 and after. The Magis University Common Core Curriculum is organized into four levels, with various Components in each level. Each College may designate additional College Core Components. Students must complete the designated number of credits in each Common Core and College Core categories using approved courses. The most up-to-date list of approved courses is available on the NEST Schedule of Classes and Course Catalog.
|Foundations||Explorations||Integrations||Designated Courses (1 course each)|
|Contemporary Composition (3 credits)||Understanding Natural Science (2 credits)||Intersections (3 credits)||Designated Ethics|
|Critical Issues in Human Inquiry (3 credits)||Understanding Social Science (3 credits)||Designated Oral Communications|
|Oral Communication (1 credit)||Global Perspectives in History (3 credits)||Designated Written Communication|
|Mathematical Reasoning (2 credits)||Literature (3 credits)||Designated Statistical Reasoning|
|Philosophical Ideas (3 credits)||Ethics (3 credits)||Designated Technology|
|The Christian Tradition (3 credits)||The Biblical Tradition (3 credits)|
Courses that students take come from any of the undergraduate colleges - see each college and department's section in the catalog. Following are courses designated specifically for College of Professional Studies students:
CPS 170. Privilege, Power and Difference. 3 credits. FA, SP, SU
Students examine how privilege, power, and difference operate in society: not only among individuals but also in systems and institutions. A focus will be placed on the importance of language, connections to service, social justice and human dignity, and recognizing current events that exemplify privilege, power and/or oppression. P: COM 152.
CPS 200. Making the Transition to College:Strategies for Degree Completion. 3 credits. FA, SP, SU
Newly admitted CPS students will explore the University’s Jesuit, Catholic history and Ignatian values; learn about the culture of scholarship and its basis in the standards of academic integrity; become familiar with program and course expectations; and gain an understanding of the tools and services available throughout the University. Students will understand their plan of study, including mapping time to degree and ways to earn academic credit, including the Passport to Prior Learning. Students will be introduced to academic writing techniques. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. P: DC.
CPS 400. What Really Matters:Discernment, Conscience, Compassion. 3 credits. FA, SP, SU
Using the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, students reflect on multiple Jesuit charisms and what they “mean” for their own lives, with a special focus on discerning “what they love” as related to vocation, service, justice and cura personalis. Students articulate beliefs on our culture and (in)justice at societal and personal levels. P: Critical Issues in Human Inquiry course. P: One Magis Core Critical Issues in Human Inquiry course; Senior standing.