Undergraduate Admissions

Honors and Leadership Programs

Honors and leadership programs provide Creighton Students with more opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills.

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed for talented, imaginative students who want small, discussion-oriented classes and 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. Life in the Honors Program extends outside the classroom with its own freshman residential floor in Swanson Hall. The Honors Program also offers eligible students the opportunity to pursue a course of study that complements her or his major.

The goal of the Honors Program is to foster a community committed to the ongoing education of students and faculty members as fellow seekers of truth.

Eligibility

Qualified incoming freshmen may complete an online application.

More information

For more information, visit the Honors Program website or contact the Program Director, Dr. Jeff Hause.

 

Freshman Leadership Program

The Freshman Leadership Program is a nationally-recognized program which provides an alternative to regular residence hall life at Creighton University. In addition to living in a community with each other on the 9th floor of Kiewit Hall, the Freshman Leadership Program members hear speakers, do community service, and attend other leadership-based events to foster their development into tomorrow's leaders.

Eligibility

Any incoming freshman can apply for the program by completing the online application. Participants will be chosen, in part, based on their past involvement in service and leadership throughout their high school years.

More information

For more information, visit the Freshman Leadership Program.

Heider College of Business Dean's Fellows Program

The Heider College of Business Dean's Fellows Program provides a premier set of opportunities designed for a select group of students wishing to incorporate the business community into everyday student life. It provides students with unique opportunities and challenges to enhance their undergraduate experience in the Heider College of Business, positioning them well for specialized internships and future job placement.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Heider College of Business Dean's Fellows Program, incoming freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • A 3.7 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 27 or SAT test score of 1210-1240.
  • Submission of a completed Creighton University Application for Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship, including all supporting materials postmarked no later than December 1, 2013.
  • Submission of the Heider College of Business Dean's Fellows Program application, essay and resume by February 1, 2014.

Application Process

Eligible incoming freshmen can apply by completing the online application.

All eligible applicants are invited for on-campus interviews on Saturday, February 22, 2014. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone interviews will be conducted February 9-14, 2014. A Dean’s Fellows interview is required for this program.

More information

For more information, visit the Dean's Fellows Program.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Fellows Program

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Fellows Program provides the opportunity for academically gifted students in the College of Arts and Sciences to develop as leaders inside and outside the classroom and to explore how all of the disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences enable you to grow as a leader in service to others. Fellows work closely with the Dean of the College and other members of the Dean’s leadership team and have access to special funds and other grants to support research, professional development, and study abroad.

Eligibility

Students must have a 3.7 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of ACT test score of 27 or SAT test score of 1210-1240 in order to be eligible to apply. Eligible students can apply by completing the online application.

More information

For more information, visit the Dean's Fellows Program.

Cortina Community

The Cortina Community is a living learning community of freshmen through seniors located in Deglman Hall on Creighton University's campus. As a community, we care about justice, love, service, community-building, faith, conversation, hospitality, politics, and the like. We believe that learning and living out truth is made possible by interacting with the world, not by reading and study alone. The Cortina Community is named after the Rev. Jon Cortina, S.J., who in his life was a member of the Jesuit community, and is inspired by the words of Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, to "educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world."

Eligibility

Incoming students at Creighton can apply by completing the online application and are chosen by the current Cortina members.

More information

For more information, visit the Cortina Community site.

Heider College of Business's Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Scholars Program

The Waite Leadership Scholars Program is a four-year program that offers undergraduate students in the Heider College of Business the opportunity to study leadership and practice being leaders in the college setting. Waite Leadership Scholars participate in a series of extra-curricular activities that explore the philosophies and actions of leaders in many circumstances. These activities develop the values and skills needed to effectively lead in a socially responsible environment.

Eligibility

All current undergraduate business students are eligible to join the program.

More information

For more information, visit the Waite Leadership Scholars Program Web site or contact Dr. Robert Moorman, (402) 280-2091.

Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program

The Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program is a unique 4-year leadership opportunity for students at Creighton University. Students benefit from academic and leadership coaching, community building activities and educational sessions aimed at students’ overall success in college. Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership students are selected based on academic achievement, leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to diversity through extra-curricular activities and service.

Program Learning Goals

  • Students will learn about the legacy of Father Markoe’s leadership at Creighton and in the greater Omaha community
  • Students will increase their awareness of their personal leadership strengths
  • Students will demonstrate professional networking skills
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of community-based leadership to address community issues, needs, and challenges

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements

Students in the Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program are required to maintain a cumulative 2.75 QPA to remain in the program and on scholarship. After the spring semester, students who have a cumulative QPA below 2.75 will have their scholarship suspended. The scholarship can be reinstated after the student raises their QPA back to a 2.75 or above. The academic performance of students is monitored each semester.

Leadership Requirements

All students in the Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program are expected to fulfill the leadership program expectations outlined below. All Markoe Leaders are also required to remain in good standing with the University and cannot be on University Disciplinary Probation at any time. Any student failing to meet these minimum requirements may have their status in the Markoe Leadership Program revoked.

  • FRESHMAN YEAR
    • Attend Opening Fall Retreat
    • Participate in 6 Coaching Sessions: 3 per semester
    • Attend 4 Markoe Leadership Seminars: 2 per semester
    • Complete 5 Leadership Program Units (LPUs) & 1 Group leadership project
  • SOPHOMORE YEAR
    • Participate in 4 Coaching Sessions: 2 per semester
    • Attend 4 Markoe Leadership Seminars: 2 per semester
    • Complete 5 Leadership Program Units (LPUs) & 1 Group leadership project
  • JUNIOR YEAR
    • Participate in 4 Coaching Sessions: 2 per semester
    • Attend 4 Markoe Leadership Seminars: 2 per semester
    • Complete 5 Leadership Program Units (LPUs) & 1 Group leadership project
  • SENIOR YEAR
    • Participate in 4 Coaching Sessions: 2 per semester
    • Attend 4 Markoe Leadership Seminars: 2 per semester
    • Complete 5 Leadership Program Units (LPUs) & 1 Group leadership project

More Information

For more information, contact Becky Nickerson, (402) 280-3118.

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