Creighton College of Arts and Sciences offers an education that combines the needs of today’s students with the deeply rooted tradition of Ignatian values. We’re educating the next generation of ethical leaders – and have been since 1878.
Our focus on Jesuit values also complements the goals of a liberal arts education, creating an educational experience and a life marked by a love of learning and service to others.
Value of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education
Whether majoring in theology, history, graphic design or computer science, a liberal arts and sciences education helps build the skills employers need, including:
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Analytical skills
Our students are prepared to consider issues from multiple perspectives, making them well-rounded individuals and valuable members of any team. Our Magis Core Curriculum ensures that all students gain a common set of abilities, in addition to knowledge in their field of study.
A liberal arts and sciences degree provides value by preparing students for careers that may not even exist yet – careers for a world where industries expand and contract quickly as technology develops at a breakneck pace. Creighton College of Arts and Sciences prepares students for a life well lived and full of opportunities, no matter what path they choose.
- 76 percent of liberal arts graduates rated their college experience highly for preparing them for their first job1
- One in three Fortune 500 CEOs has a liberal arts degree2
- 74 percent of CEOs surveyed recommended a liberal arts education for the 21st century3
- Creighton College of Arts and Sciences graduates report a 98 percent success rate within nine months after graduation (working, in graduate school, or volunteering).
- Employers report that the number one skill they look for in applicants is the ability to communicate, a key part of the liberal arts curriculum.4
1The Annapolis Group, 2011
2Why Businesses Prefer a Liberal Arts Education, Mark Koba, CNBC.com, http://www.cnbc.com/id/100642178
3Dan Schawbel, Millennial Group 2012 Survey, http://upstart.bizjournals.com/news/wire/2012/05/14/survey-on-millennial-hiring-highlights-power-of-liberal-arts.html
4Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees”, Fast Company, 2014, http://www.fastcompany.com/3034947/the-future-of-work/why-top-tech-ceos-want-employees-with-liberal-arts-degrees