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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 (BA) in Justice and Society from Creighton University could help you make a difference.

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.

You can choose to concentrate your studies in sociology, anthropology or criminal justice, with an emphasis on either domestic or international contexts.


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:

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

In addition, Creighton justice and society majors have continued on to graduate programs at:

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


  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Native American Studies

What You'll Learn

  • 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


BA,  Major in Justice and Society Curriculum


City government departments and private and public agencies provide opportunities for semester-long participation. Academic coordination provided by a department faculty member.

Admissions 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.

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