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.
- April 24th, 2017
“Everybody wants a revolution, but nobody wants to wash the dishes,” said Jim Smucker, vice president of enrollment and student life, to kick off the spring 2017 student recognition chapel … read more
- April 12th, 2017
Hannah Mack-Boll, a senior peacebuilding and development major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won the 2017 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest at Eastern Mennonite University with her speech, “What is your intention?” … read more
Zehr Institute webinar and online course focus on police-community partnerships and restorative justice practicesApril 6th, 2017
The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice announces a special webinar about police and community justice partnerships on Wednesday, April 26, from 4:30-6 p.m. Officer Vanessa Westley, a 25-year veteran with … read more