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Justice and Society (Bachelor of Arts)

Creighton’s Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Society will equip you with the tools to make a profound difference in the world. If you’re interested in social service, social change and enjoy interdisciplinary study, this is the major for you.

As a Justice and Society major, you will explore social scientific research methods and theory, Christian social ethics and social responsibility.

With a foundation in Jesuit, Catholic values, students of all faith traditions will graduate ready to advocate effectively for the underprivileged and serve as lifelong agents for social transformation.

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Program Details

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Society will prepare graduates for work in a variety of public service positions.

Within the program, students can choose to specialize in:

  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Native American Studies

Throughout your studies you’ll learn:

  • The skills to respond knowledgeably and ethnically 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

Curriculum

Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 40 credits within the Justice and Society curriculum. View curriculum

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Additional Requirements

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.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Justice and Society graduates work in a variety of public service positions. Before furthering their education, some graduates have chosen to perform post-graduate volunteer work with:

  • Catholic Relief Services
  • OneWorld Community Health Center
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • The White House

Many Justice and Society majors have continued to graduate programs at:

  • Georgetown University
  • University of Chicago
  • Washington University (St. Louis)
  • University of California, Berkeley

Faculty members can help you find opportunities for semester-long internship participation in city government departments, private and public agencies and other organizations.

Still have questions?

Reach out to an admissions counselor.

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