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.
- March 23rd, 2017
Riad Jarjour is a Syrian-Lebanese scholar, pastor and peacebuilder whose work has focused on Muslim-Christian relationships since the 1970s. On March 15 and 16, he visited Eastern Mennonite University to … read more
- March 16th, 2017
Professor Adriana Rojas knows the demand for professional interpreters has increased in Harrisonburg. Rojas, who teaches Spanish at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), says she often receives emails asking for student … read more
- March 15th, 2017
Students interested in careers in law enforcement, law, social work, forensics or other related fields now have the opportunity to add a criminology and restorative justice minor at Eastern Mennonite … read more