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.
- May 24th, 2017
In the late 1990s, a Brazilian judge named Isabel Lima traveled to a conference in New Zealand to talk about her work with juvenile offenders in Terra Nova, a poor … read more
- May 12th, 2017
The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice announces a six-session course about police and community justice partnerships this summer. The course will be co-taught by Officer Vanessa Westley, a 25-year veteran … read more
- May 5th, 2017
After serving two decades in prison for complicity to murder, Gregory Winship was granted parole in 2010. Just a few days ago, in Harrisonburg, he became the first to receive … read more