Justice and Peace Studies

5-Year Bachelor's to Masters Program

A new program joins the Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice and Society with the Master's in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. This program is a combined curriculum of the undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences and the master's program in the Graduate School. About half of the graduate courses are taken online and about half on campus. 59 credits required:  31 in JPS, 28 in NCR.

During the senior year, JAS students will complete the requirements for the bachelor's degree but also take two courses in the Werner Institute, NCR 624 Dynamics of Conflict and NCR 631 International Conflict, which will count as the social science electives for the undergraduate major. Two required courses in the major, JPS 565 Catholic Social Teaching and JPS 588 Christian Ethics of War & Peace, will also count as electives in the master's curriculum.

Full Curriculum

Justice and Peace Studies

"Educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world." - Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

 

This interdisciplinary program uniquely helps students develop and live a strong “faith that does justice” in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Animated by Creighton’s Catholic mission and Jesuit identity, the Justice and Peace Studies Program works to “educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world” and equip students to catalyze effective social, political, and economic change. The Justice and Peace Studies Program uses theology and the social sciences to explore the systems, structures, and policies that can advance justice and peace in the world, and helps students discern how to live their vocation as “men and women for and with others.

Top 3 things learned:

  1. Social analysis
  2. Theological reflection
  3. Vocational discernment

Areas of Study:

Major: Bachelor of Arts, Justice and Society, 37 credits

Application Process:  Majors are declared through the College of Arts and Sciences. To be accepted with a major in Justice and Society, you must take one Introduction to Sociology OR one Introduction to Anthropology (111/112/113) course earning a grade of "C" or better. Additionally, you must take another 3-credit hour course in Sociology or Anthropology earning a grade of "C" or better. If you are in the process of completing or have not completed these requirements, then your application may be deferred or rejected.

Course Requirements

Course #

Course Title

Credits Per Course

Cross-listing

SOC 101 OR

Introduction to Sociology

3

One of ANT 111/112/113

Introduction to Anthropology

3

SOC 301

Social & Cultural Theory

3

ANT/AMS

SOC 312

Research Design for the Social Sciences

3

ANT/HAP

SOC 314

Statistics for the Social Sciences

4

ANT/HAP

JPS 365

Faith & Moral Development

3

THL

JPS 499

Senior Seminar

3

JPS 565

Catholic Social Teaching

3

THL

JPS 588 

Christian Ethics of War and Peace

3

THL

ONE of:

SWK 261

Social Welfare Needs of Vulnerable Populations

3

JPS 343

Ecclesiology in Golobal Context

3

THL

JPS 361

Social Justice in the Dominican Republic

6 -- Taken in the DR as part of Encuentro Domincano

JPS 465

Faith and Political Action

3

PLS/SRP

JPS 470

Poverty in America

3

EDU/SRP

Six Elective Credits From:

SWK 261

Introduction to Social Welfare

3

ECO 203

Introductory Microeconomics

3

EDP 361

Social Justice in the Dominican Republic

6

PHL 348

Philosophy of Feminism

3

WGS

PHL 358

Social & Political Philosophy

3

PLS 333

Environmental Politics & Policy

3

EVS

PLS 435

Global Poverty & Development

3

PSY 428

Multicultural Issues in Psychology

3

BKS

SRP 435

Literature, Philosophy & Economics

3

ENG/PHL

SRP 465

Faith & Political Action

3

JPS/PLS

SRP 470

Poverty in America

3

EDU/JPS

SRP 481

Poverty, Development, & Public Policy

3

PLS

Minor: Justice and Peace Studies, 18 credits

Application Process:  Minors are declared through the College of Arts and Sciences. To be accepted with a major in Justice and Society, you must take one Introduction to Sociology OR one Introduction to Anthropology (111/112/113) course earning a grade of "C" or better.