Department of Physics Mission Statement

The Physics Department is an integral part of the college of Arts and Sciences and Creighton University as a whole, and as such is committed to a quality liberal education in the Jesuit tradition. Through physics, the most fundamental of the natural sciences, we stimulate intellectual curiosity and develop the student's understanding of the world around us. Through classroom experiences, laboratory discovery activity and opportunities for research participation we guide the students towards a mastery of the skills and tools physicists use to address fundamental questions, foster the development of a logical approach to problem solving, and aid the development of an ethical framework, both professionally and personally. Through close personal attention we help students to develop confidence in their abilities.

The Mission of Creighton University

The mission statment of Creighton University reads:

"Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs." "As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church."

"As Jesuit, Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ."

"As comprehensive, Creighton’s education embraces several colleges and professional schools and is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students’ lives and to the promotion of justice."

"Creighton exists for students and learning. Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect upon transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief and religious worship. Service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity are core values of Creighton."

"Creighton faculty members conduct research to enhance teaching, to contribute to the betterment of society, and to discover new knowledge. Faculty and staff stimulate critical and creative thinking and provide ethical perspectives for dealing with an increasingly complex world."

The Mission of the College of Arts and Sciences

The mission statment of the College of Arts and Sciences reads:

"Creighton College of Arts and Sciences provides high quality undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences. The members of the College are united in their dedication both to the pursuit of truth and the implementation of that truth in service."

"The College demands from its faculty excellent teaching, sustained and enhanced by on-going scholarship, and research significant in its own rights. It demands of its students breadth of learning, fostered by experiences in both liberal arts and sciences and in professional education. The former seeks to develop perspectives and insights into the issues, events, ideas and values which abound in human experience; the latter seeks to instill a comprehensive knowledge of a field as preparation for both career competence and continuing professional growth. Both experiences seek to present truth as an individual and societal good by educating our students to be effective decision-makers."

"As Jesuit, the College develops the abilities and talents of its members to their fullest, inculcating critical and creative thinking, relating the present with the best of our past, and shaping a future that benefits humankind to the greater glory of God."

"As Catholic, the College asks of its faculty, staff and graduates a commitment to the generous service of others, not merely within the university community, but also within the larger American and world communities. Through such, the College offers the Church a community of thinking and discourse."

"Creighton College of Arts and Sciences nurtures its members intellectually and spiritually, preparing them to meet their world with real concern, creative freedom, firm purpose, and strong resolve."