Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Biology at Creighton University is committed to providing an excellent undergraduate biology program encompassing both breadth and depth of biological understanding. Our mission is to provide our students with the opportunity to develop:

  1. An understanding and appreciation of biological unity and diversity
  2. Competence in analytical, investigative and communication skills appropriate to the biological discipline
  3. The ability to recognize and formulate effective responses to moral and ethical issues with biological dimensions.

The biology major should provide our students with the knowledge, aptitudes and attitudes that will enable them to be active, effective citizens throughout their lives, whatever career they choose.

You Might Enjoy this Program If You: 
  • Are curious about the natural world
  • Are interested in health or environmental issues here and abroad
  • Enjoy learning how living systems function and interact with each other
Career Outlook: 

The 2010 edition of the Career Cast Jobs Rated report lists “Biologist” in the top five best jobs to have. According to the study, biologists have very good job opportunities, are well regarded, experience low stress and make an average of $71,000 a year. The majority of the opportunities for biologists are in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, agriculture and environmental fields. Creighton biology majors are also graduates with a broad liberal art education and compete successfully for jobs in the general economy. Alumni of the Biology department include physicians, dentists, deans of medical and graduate schools, research scientists, environmental analysts, nature center interpreters and teachers, as well as archbishops and presidents of major companies.

Job Placement: 

In the past five years, graduates have gone on to...

  • Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Metro Chiropractic
  • Teach For America American
  • Red Cross
  • Red Cloud Reservation
  • Quality Living, Inc.
  • U.S. Navy Myrtue Memorial Hospital
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • The Retina Group
  • Henry Jackson Foundation
  • Midwest Laboratories
Advanced Study: 

In the past five years, graduates have gone on to...

  • Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Creighton University, School of Medicine
  • Creighton University, School of Nursing
  • Washington State University, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University

Program tabs

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

General Chemistry I (3)
General Chemistry I Lab (1)
Calculus I (4)
Ratio Studiorum Program (1)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Spring Semester

General Biology (4)
General Chemistry II (3)
General Chemistry II Lab (1)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

General Biology (4)
Organic Chemistry (3)
Organic Chemistry Lab (1)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 17

Spring Semester

Biology Elective (3-4)
Organic Chemistry II (3)
Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Biology Elective (3-4)
Biology Elective (3-4)
General Physics (4)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 18

Spring Semester

Biology Elective (3-4)
Biology Elective (3-4)
PHY 212: General Physics (4)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Biology Elective (3-4)
Directed Independent Research (1-3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 16

Spring Semester

Biology Elective (3-4)
Directed Independent Research (1-3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
Core Class (3)
TOTAL HOURS: 16

Biology Club
Green Jays
Pre-Dental Society
Pre-Medical Society
Pre-Vet Club