Applied Social Sciences
Be a Catalyst for Social Change
EMU’s department of applied social sciences offers majors in social work, peacebuilding and development, and environmental sustainability, equipping students to follow EMU’s mission and “witness faithfully, serve compassionately and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.”
Our students become catalysts for constructive social change, serving and leading all over the world. Our graduates are working hand-in-hand with children in the slums of Calcutta, effecting change in U.S. policy in Washington, D.C., and publishing scientific research with real-life applications.
Majors and Minors
Accelerated masters program
Beginning in fall 2013, an accelerated MA in conflict transformation will give students both a bachelors and master’s degree in conflict transformation through a five-year curriculum.
- February 24th, 2017
Professor Timothy Seidel wins the Edward Said Award from Third World Quarterly for his paper, ”Occupied territory is occupied territory’: James Baldwin, Palestine and the possibilities of transnational solidarity.” … read more
- February 16th, 2017
Participants at Eastern Mennonite University’s second annual Town Hall on Race at Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 9 asked for more awareness about the role of race in relationship-building and interactive … read more
Legendary civil rights activist and Republican mayor team up for health reform, kick off speaking tour at EMUFebruary 14th, 2017
Civil rights activist Bob Zellner is at it again—working for justice and equality. Zellner, 77, was the first white southerner on staff of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)—the influential … read more