Justice and Society (Bachelor of Arts)
College of Arts and Sciences
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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.
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
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
- Criminal Justice
- Native American Studies
- The skills to respond knowledgeably and ethically in careers involving social service and social change
- How to advocate for and with the poor and marginalized
- An appreciation for interdisciplinary study and personal reflection on life experiences
City government departments and private and public agencies provide opportunities for semester-long participation. Academic coordination provided by a department faculty member.
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.