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
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
- February 9th, 2015
Global climate change and human conflict are two different problems, dealt with by different groups, right? Wrong. In fact, the United States military combats terrorism and climate change. Both are huge threats to national security. In this week’s Suter Science Seminar on the Eastern Mennonite University campus, professor Lisa Schirch connected two related issues that …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.