Justice and Society - Bachelor of Arts

College of Arts and Sciences

If you are interested in social service and social change and enjoy interdisciplinary study and personal reflection, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in justice and society from Creighton University could be the right program for you.

As a justice and society major in the Justice and Peace Studies Program, you’ll dive into social scientific research methods and theory, Christian social ethics and social responsibility. You’ll be ready to advocate effectively with and for the underprivileged and develop the foundation necessary to be an insightful, faithful and lifelong agent for social transformation. 

If you’re interested in social justice and social change, consider getting your B.A. in justice and society from Creighton University. You can choose to concentrate your studies in sociology, anthropology or criminal justice, with an emphasis on either domestic or international contexts.

Justice and Peace Studies Minor
Creighton’s minor in justice and peace studies features multidisciplinary courses that integrate community-service-learning, social analysis and reflection in the context of a faith that seeks justice and a more peaceful world. It, too, is a response to the challenge of Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., former superior general of the Society of Jesus.

You Might Enjoy this Program If You: 

Students interested in interdisciplinary study and reflection, as well as committed to social service and social change, will find their home in the Justice and Peace Studies program. They will know Christian social ethics and social responsibility. Justice and Peace Studies students will advocate for and with the poor and marginalized, and be insightful, faithful, lifelong agents for social justice and peace.

Career Outlook: 

Justice and society graduates work in a variety of public service positions. Before furthering their education, some graduates go on to post-graduate volunteering with:
• Jesuit Volunteer Corps
• Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps
• Peace Corps
• Teach For America

Job Placement: 

In addition, Creighton justice and society majors have accepted jobs at:
• Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas
• Creighton University
• Midwest Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps
• Minnesota Department of Human Services

Completion of SOC 101, SOC 102, ANT 111 or NAS 101 with a grade of “C” or better, plus 3 credits in a sociology or anthropology course with a grade of “C” or better.

Program tabs

Justice & Society Major
Freshman year: SOC 102 (or SOC 101, ANT 111, NAS 101)
Sophomore year:  SOC 312, SOC 314
Sophomore or junior year: SOC 301, JPS 365, a service-learning course
Junior or senior year: JPS 565, JPS 588
Senior year: JPS 499
any year: 2 electives in SOC and/or ANT, 1 elective in social analysis from another department

Justice & Peace Studies Minor
Junior year: JPS 365
Junior or senior year: JPS 565, JPS 588, a social science elective, a service-learning course
Senior year: JPS 499

Justice and Society Internship Opportunity

City government departments and private and public agencies provide opportunities for semester-long participation. Academic coordination provided by a department faculty member.