Justice and Peace Studies Minor

The Justice and Peace Studies (JPS) minor empowers students as agents of change who advance justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in our complex world.

The flexible curriculum complements any major, can be tailored to support any interests, and helps prepare students for any career.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is anchored in Creighton's Catholic, Jesuit tradition and cultivates the Ignatian ideal of cura personalis by developing the skills of:

  • Social analysis to diagnose the root causes of problems.
  • Ethical reflection to make moral judgments about pressing issues.
  • Vocational discernment to discover personal and professional pathways for a better world.

JPS Program alumni are well-rounded "men and women for and with others" and have careers in health care (as doctors, nurses, mental health practitioners, and administrators), law, social work, public policy, education, pastoral ministry, negotiation and conflict resolution, mediation, and more.

Minor in Justice and Peace Studies Requirements: 18 Credits*

Required Courses
JPS/THL 360Models and Heroes of Service and Justice3
JPS/THL 499Land More Than a Job: Justice, Career, and Vocational Discernment3
JPS/THL 565Catholic Social Teaching3
Elective Courses
Select any combination of 9 credits from the following:
JPS/THL 274Theological Ethics: Social Action and Political Advocacy3
PHL 271Philosophical Ethics: Cortina Community3
300+ Anthropology (Cultural or Medical), Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, Encuentro Dominicano, English, Environmental Science, Health Administration and Policy, History, Honors, Justice and Peace Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainability Studies, or Theology chosen in consultation with the JPS director.3
Total Credits18