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
Photography class photos helped efforts to block Atlantic Coast Pipeline on sensitive sections of national forestlandFebruary 5th, 2016
Striking photos taken by an Eastern Mennonite University professor and his students of a rarely seen, endangered salamander supported citizen lobbying that may have influenced a U.S. Forest Service decision to reject a proposed gas pipeline across the salamanders’ fragile, limited habitat. “My students and I were very involved in the public awareness campaign about …More
Fall internship in Yosemite National Park helps sustainability graduate gain more fieldwork experienceJanuary 26th, 2016
Here’s just of few of Bryce Yoder’s highlights from his first “semester” out of college working as a vegetation and ecological restoration intern in Yosemite National Park in California: uprooting and transplanting fragile Great Sequoia saplings; solo-backpacking for two days and 13 miles up Half Dome; learning how to rock climb; traveling 50 minutes on …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.