Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts)

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in philosophy at Creighton will introduce you to concepts, arguments and worldviews that will sharpen your ethical vision and help you make critical choices throughout life.

Philosophy often plays a larger role in Jesuit, Catholic universities than at other institutions of higher education. Jesuit universities challenge students to tackle big questions from two perspectives—philosophical and religious. Jesuit education is committed to using both faith and reason in harmony.

Philosophy is a rigorous discipline, and philosophy majors as a group perform very well on entrance exams, including the LSAT, GRE, GMAT and MCAT.

Applied Ethics Minor

The applied ethics minor provides you with an understanding of applied ethics from the perspectives of philosophy and theology. The minor introduces you to the differences and similarities in philosophical and theological approaches to applied ethics, different theories of ethics in these two disciplines, and how to relate the two.

History and Philosophy of Science Minor

This interdisciplinary minor introduces you to the key historical events in the emergence of science and to the philosophical debates about what counts as science, theories of scientific method, realism and anti-realism and the role of values in science.

Philosophy Minor

The philosophy minor will give you an understanding of how philosophers of the past have approached a variety of philosophical problems and an understanding of how a single set of related philosophical problems could be approached in a variety of different ways.

Outcomes

Studying philosophy will equip you with skills in analytical writing, careful reading and critical thinking.

Philosophy at Creighton combines faith and reason, and can lead you to develop a mature, reflective faith.

Philosophy graduates have a record of success in advanced study leading to professional and managerial positions in law, medicine and business. Recent graduate school placements include:

  • Emory University
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of Michigan School of Law

Recent job placements include:

  • Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Con Agra
  • AmeriCorps
  • Applied Underwriters
  • Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Omaha City Weekly
  • Peace Corps
  • Teach for America

Specializations

Ethics Specialization

What You'll Learn

  • Learn to write analytically
  • Construct arguments and test assumptions
  • Practice careful reading
  • Hone your critical thinking skills

Curriculum

Student Organizations

  • Phi Sigma Tau: Philosophy

    The Nebraska Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau provides a non-classroom environment for philosophical discourse and study. Our mission coincides with the Jesuit mission of Creighton University through the quest for truth in all its forms and the integrating vision of the world that such truth provides.

Admissions Requirements

Learn about Creighton University’s admissions requirements.

Tuition & Scholarships

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