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.
Marching From the Margins: A perspective on the Women’s March on Washington as a radical Anabaptist womanistJanuary 19th, 2017
Melody M. Pannell, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Mennonite University, talks about marching with her family members from New York City, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Harrisonburg, Virginia — “North, … read more
- January 3rd, 2017
An abundance of cultural, educational, and interactive events about American black history and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place in January and February at Eastern Mennonite … read more
Young black girls show effects of racism, sexism and historical trauma, writes social work professor Melody M. PannellDecember 22nd, 2016
Professor Melody M. Pannell shares experiences in researching the effects of racism and sexism, as well as historical trauma, on the mental health of young black girls in this article … read more