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

Program news

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.