Letter from the Dean

Letter from Dean Bridget M. Keegan, PHD

Welcome to the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences web site. The largest and oldest of Creighton’s nine colleges and schools, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic foundation of the University.  It is where an award-winning faculty of teacher-scholars offer over 60 majors within 19 departments, providing students with personal attention and prepare them for success.

Our faculty guide students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers and strong communicators who will effect positive change in the world. The undergraduate programs offer excellent preparation for graduate and professional programs, help students develop skills for leadership roles, and foster a deeper commitment to one’s community.

Our academic programs provide opportunities for students to explore their interests, to discover their passion, and to fall in love with learning. Teaching, learning, and exploring are supported by outstanding faculty members and dedicated support staff who are actively involved in teaching and scholarship. Faculty members conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and support our students as they pursue their own research or creative productions and present their work before professional audiences.

The College sponsors intensive global learning experiences such as the service learning oriented, semester-length Encuentro Dominicano. Faculty members lead study-abroad programs to China, El Salvador, France, India, Ireland, Italy, and Mexico among other places. All of these learning opportunities are informed by the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person and a core curriculum that is intended to develop critical thinking skills and to deepen our appreciation of the human experience. Most importantly, students, staff and faculty members model the Jesuit ideal of  “intellect in action in the service of faith,” and provide an inspirational example of how to lead a “life examined.”

The College truly is a vibrant, stimulating, creative, and supportive community of teaching and learning. I hope that you sense this excitement as you navigate and explore our website.

Sincerely,

Bridget M. Keegan, PhD
Dean and Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences