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 to build 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*

Service, Justice, and Vocational Discernment
JPS 460Models and Heroes of Service and Justice3
JPS 499Land More Than a Job: Justice, Career, and Vocational Discernment3
Select one of the following:
Theological Ethics: Social Action and Political Advocacy
Catholic Social Teaching
Elective Courses9
Choose three courses in any combination from the following:
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.
Total Credits18

Kingfisher concentration requirements are 9 credits total, chosen from the list of courses in the associated minor. Unless otherwise specified.