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.
- June 15th, 2016
Teresa Garcia-Bautista has a long list of summer goals while living at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center and working in Washington D.C. this summer. The first two are “meet the … read more
- May 12th, 2016
Nathan McKnight recognized a quality of reciprocity in his spring semester internship. The people who come through the “freedom circles” hosted by the organization Reunion, he says, “are improving me, … read more
- May 2nd, 2016
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 30, 2016 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated … read more