Cultural and Social Studies

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Department of
Cultural and Social Studies
2500 California Plaza
Creighton Hall Ste 424
Omaha, NE 68178

Please visit individual pages for exact office numbers.

Programs Include: Sociology, Criminal Justice, Justice & Peace Studies, Social Work, Health Administration & Policy, Cultural Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.

CSS Remodel

Summer 2016 brought a lot of change to the Department of Cultural and Social Studies. Creighton Hall's 4th floor remodel brings our Department together as one. Our main suite is Creighton Hall 424. This suite houses reception, our conference room, and many faculty offices. More faculty are just across the hall in Creighton Hall suite 440. To find a particular faculty member just take a look at our Faculty Directory or feel free to stop by the Main Suite, CRHL 424.

Welcome to the Department of Cultural and Social Studies


CSS featured in Creighton Magazine

The current issue of Creighton Magazine features our own Dr. Dawn Irlbeck, Associate Professor of Sociology-Criminal Justice and Social Work Alumna Kathryn Greene Jacob, BSW '00.


Our Mission

The Department of Cultural and Social Studies houses the disciplines of sociology and anthropology as well as the independent interdisciplinary programs of Social Work, Health Administration and Policy, and Justice and Peace Studies. We strive to achieve the unique goals and objectives for each of our areas of study while also reflecting the goals of Creighton's Jesuit Catholic mission. We as faculty are dedicated to research, teaching and service. Our special contribution to student centered learning is increasing our students' awareness of society and culture as contexts that shape the quality of human life. All of our programs aim to develop students as agents of social change through close collaboration in student research, service and learning.  We are an integrated department, assisting students as they prepare for a variety of careers.