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
Annual Spring STEM Celebration features pizza, posters and trivia with profs in the renovated Suter Science CenterApril 22nd, 2015
In conducting research, Sam Stoner says he’s learned diligence, time management, and patience – all qualities that the environmental sustainability major and business administration minor says will pay off as he works toward his goal of becoming a business owner. And in participating in the Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Celebration poster session …More
Mennonite Camping Association maintenance teams visit EMU to learn sustainable models for renovation of historic facilitiesMarch 31st, 2015
About 10 years ago, Gordon Shantz, director of maintenance at Highland Retreat in Bergton, Virginia, faced a problem. The first permanent structure ever built on the property – a bathhouse with a dingy interior and crumbling structure – had become an eyesore. Shantz had two choices: tear it down or renovate it. After consulting with, as …More
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.