Department of Cultural and Social Studies
The Department of Cultural and Social Studies houses seven academic programs: Criminal Justice, Cultural Anthropology, Health Administration and Policy, Justice and Society, Medical Anthropology, Social Work, and Sociology. Students, faculty and staff in these programs strive to achieve the unique goals and objectives for each program’s areas of study while also recognizing the synergy among them and reflecting the Creighton's Jesuit Catholic mission in their teaching/learning, research, and service. The programs’ special contribution to student learning is increasing their awareness of society and culture as contexts that shape the quality of life. All of the programs aim to mentor students to become agents of social change and prepare them for a wide range of careers.
Our Social Science Data Lab (SSDL) is a teaching and outreach space to connect with the local community and provide consulting. The Biological Anthropology Lab (BIOL) is a research space for analyzing human remains to better understand health, disease, diet, and social class differences.