The Justice and Society (JAS) major provides students with a robust framework of justice and peace. As with the Justice and Peace Studies minor, the JAS curriculum corresponds to the four interdisciplinary stages of the Pastoral Circle1:

  • Experience: Students take one Academic Service-Learning course to thoughtfully interact with persons and communities;
  • Social Analysis: Students take courses in the Cultural and Social Studies to understand societal systems, structures and policies;
  • Ethical Reflection: Students take courses in Justice and Peace Studies/Theology to make moral judgments about social conditions;
  • Vocational Discernment: Students take JPS 499: Senior Seminar to discern actions and careers that can achieve justice and peace.

The Justice and Society major is part of Creighton’s Catholic, Jesuit commitment to “educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world” and help students become “men and women for and with others” who appreciate the need for “faith that does justice.”

Courses do not need to be taken in order of the Pastoral Circle steps.

B.A., Major in Justice and Society Requirements: 40 Credits

Introductory Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Anthropology: Culture, Energy and Sustainability
Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society
SOC/ANT 301Social and Cultural Theory3
SOC/ANT 312Research Design for the Social Sciences3
SOC/ANT 314Statistics for the Social Sciences4
SOC 316Qualitative Methods In The Social Sciences3
SOC/ANT 499Senior Capstone: Applying the Social Sciences3
Justice and Peace Studies
JPS/THL 365Faith And Moral Development (one-credit seminar taken three times) 13
JPS 499Senior Seminar3
JPS/THL 565Catholic Social Teaching3
JPS/THL 588Christian Ethics Of War And Peace3
Service Learning
Select one course that has received Academic Service-Learning Designation (Attribute Type "SERV"). Possible courses include:3
Dominican Republic in Context
Public Health & Social Justice in Haiti
Poverty in America
Philosophical Ethics: Cortina Community
Ecclesiology in Global Context
Select six additional elective credits in SOC and/or ANT chosen in consultation with the JAS Director. 6
Total Credits40