Bachelor Degree Programs


Students may pursue any major area of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heider College of Business, or the College of Professional and Continuing Education.

Online Program

The following program is offered in a fully online or hybrid format. Courses in this program are offered in 8-week terms:

  • Leadership (B.S.).  Students may choose to combine online courses with on-campus courses offered during the day.

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Programs

  • B.S., Leadership/MBA - The accelerated MBA degree for students in the B.S. in Leadership program will allow students to begin earning credit toward the MBA degree during their final semesters in the B.S. program.
  • B.S., Leadership/M.S. Organizational Leadership - The accelerated M.S. Organizational Leadership degree for students in the B.S. in Leadership program will allow students to begin earning credit towards the M.S. degree during their final semesters in the B.S. degree program.


Leadership Studies minor

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Degree-seeking students enrolled through the College of Professional and Continuing Education 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 CPCE 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 GPA 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)

College of Professional and Continuing Education Courses

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 and Continuing Education 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

Newly admitted College of Professional and Continuing Education 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.

CPS 201. Prior Learning Asses Theory and Practice. 3 credits. FA, SP

Prior learning assessment (PLA) is the process of earning college credit for learning that was acquired from non-classroom experiences like work, professional training, military careers, volunteering and personal life. This course will help students to identify areas of learning they may want to have evaluated for college-level equivalency. This course will also guide students through the preparation and compilation of all components required for the evaluation of a portfolio for prior learning. Students will learn critical reflection skills to rethink the value of their learning and its implications for future learning. Adult learning theory, models, and concepts will be discussed and applied to case studies. This course is facilitated by an instructor who provides guidance for the student in preparing his or her portfolio-based request for credit. P: CPS 200; English composition.

CPS 400. What Really Matters:Discernment, Conscience, Compassion. 3 credits. FA, SP

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.