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.

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Program News

  • Jared Fernandez

    Spring STEM Celebration showcases forty individual and group research projects

    April 27th, 2016

    Senior Derek Harnish and sophomore Braden Herman were upperclass and underclass division winners, respectively, at last week’s Spring STEM Celebration poster show. Harnish, who performed research under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Copeland, studied the “Neuronal Basis for Aging in Drosophila melanogaster.” Herman won for his presentation of research on the effect of a high …More

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    Three Yoder Scholars bring host of talents to Eastern Mennonite University

    March 29th, 2016

    Each year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) engages in a rigorous process to select recipients for the prestigious Yoder Scholarships. Established in 1993 and named for alumni Carole and Paul R. Yoder Jr., the scholarships cover full tuition and include admission into EMU’s Honors Program. Three students received the honor this year: Ariel Barbosa of Towson, Maryland; Kayla …More

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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.