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
Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletesOctober 2nd, 2015
Does caffeine provide a benefit to athletes? This deceptively simple question guided Hannah Daley’s research this summer. Daley, who is planning a career in environmental chemistry, is a junior double major in chemistry and environmental sustainability at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). She participated in a 10-week internship through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for …More
Author Todd Wynward shares a wild way of discipleship, more ‘earth-honoring, empire-resisting, despair-erasing’September 23rd, 2015
Wilderness lovers, sustainability advocates, farmers, writers, educators and seminarians – Todd Wynward’s message, shared during a series of events from Oct. 1-7 at Eastern Mennonite University, will appeal to anyone striving to live intentionally, lightly and joyfully on this earth. Wynward, who lives in Taos, New Mexico, is author of Rewilding the Way: Break Free …More
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.