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Bachelor in Digital Media

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 50 hours September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. [+]

Bachelors 2017 in Harrisonburg USA. The Visual and Communication Arts Department (VACA) offers majors in studio art, art education, communication, digital media and photography. These majors prepare students to pursue professional jobs in a variety of careers and to pursue graduate work in an array of programs. Majors and Minors Our majors prepare students to move comfortably from the studio, to the gallery, to the field and to the screen in their creative activities. Curious about the vocational possibilities for EMU alums? Visit our VACA careers page.. Art major and art education endorsement Prepares students who will pursue professional art-related careers, independent art work and graduate work in art. The art major offers a variety of studio arts options after students finish a core curriculum. Communication major Students take a broad group of core courses along with the foundational courses in a variety of electronic media, writing and theory courses. Digital media major Students focus on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Photography major Photography majors build a solid framework in digital photography practice and theory. Students learn studio/field practices, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work and conservation photography. Minors: Art Digital Communication Digital Video Production Journalism Photography Teaching Endorsements: Art, Grades PreK-12 Journalism (add-on) Professors Who are Mentors VACA professors push students to go beyond the aesthetic to consider the social and the global aspects of their work so that they can become transformers of cultural and community landscapes. Passionate and Ethical Communication In order to serve in this way, image-makers need more than technical competency. They need to possess a conceptual and aesthetic framework that will allow them to communicate effectively, passionately and ethically. While intellectually rigorous, the VACA faculty seeks to nurture a profound appreciation for the spiritual, emotive and poetic aspects of human existence. The visual arts at EMU help students encounter a much bigger world that cannot always be described in logical terms. Students explore the ethical and cultural problems inherent in mass communication and the artistic endeavor and the increasingly international thrust of communication. Careers in Visual and Communication Arts Careers include artist, art educator, photographer, graphic designer, video producer, web-producer, industrial designer, visual artist, web designer, video editor, journalist, photo-journalist, fine artist, interior designer, communications, art therapist, community arts activist, production craftsperson, CD-ROM developer, advertising, broadcasting, screen printer, photographer, exhibit designer, gallery director, curator, fashion designer, theater set, lighting or sound designer, illustrator, arts administrator, framer, gallery preparator and graduate study in visual art, communication or film and video. See more on our careers page. Digital Media Major The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Eastern Mennonite University offers one of the few digital media majors at a Christian college. Our unique program emphasizes proficiency in the interrelated digital media forms of video production, digital photography, graphic design and web design. Students learn electronic field production in documentary and narrative video classes.They practice the disciplines of video editing, lighting, audio production through assignments and real-world projects. Visual and Communication Arts Faculty at Eastern Mennonite University have deep connections to the professional world with projects that have aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and ABC. Whether in person or online, guest lecturers bring expertise from the film and video world. Recent speakers have included the first female steady-cam operator, a National Geographic photographer and a Discovery Channel producer. The EMU digital media major unfolds in the context of our Christian liberal arts community, a multicultural, peace-oriented environment that values effective cross-cultural communication and passionate engagement with the world. Students work on personal projects, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work. EMU prepares students for a range of digital media jobs from video production to web design (as well as preparation for further graduate training). Internship opportunities abound in the EMU/Harrisonburg area and many students have completed internships while studying at the Washington D.C. Community Scholars’ Center. Our current students and recent graduates have had opportunities to work on real world projects in Haiti and Kenya. Students have access to our collection of professional HD video cameras, lighting and support equipment for video production.Students also have free access to our collection of Canon digital SLRs and lenses. The Advanced Media Lab, home to our advanced Photoshop, video editing and 2-D animation classes, features fifteen 27 inch (Intel based) iMacs, a large HD display, a Blu-ray projector and a surround sound system. Software includes Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5. Our intro Digital Media Lab features the latest Adobe CS5.5 Creative Suite and fifteen workstations (21 inch and 24 inch Intel based iMacs) for digital photo editing and web design. Media Coverage VaCa student work has received attention from national and international media. The Washington Post covered our class documentary on the Kurdish community in Harrisonburg, and the BBC ran student photos from the documentary on their Web site [-]

Bachelor's in Philosophy/Theology

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

EMU Bible and religion students delve deep into Scripture, do their own spiritual formation work, and find their purpose in life as followers of Jesus; they become equipped to serve the common good close to home and around the world. [+]

Bible and Religion at EMU EMU Bible and religion students delve deep into Scripture, do their own spiritual formation work, and find their purpose in life as followers of Jesus; they become equipped to serve the common good close to home and around the world. As a graduate, you will be prepared to attend seminary or graduate studies, or begin immediately to serve in churches, service organizations, schools, hospitals, and community organizations. You will develop self awareness and skills to make a difference through a commitment to Anabaptist Mennonite values of cross-cultural understanding, care for creation, non-violent peacebuilding and service to others as Jesus modelled. Hands-On Learning and Exploration Bible and religion students join in and often lead campus worship experiences and serve as ministry or pastoral assistants in residence halls. All students, whether they are a department major or not, are invited to explore pastoral ministry and test their gifts first-hand through the Ministry Inquiry Program. A unique benefit to Bible and religion students also lies in being on the same campus as Eastern Mennonite Seminary. About the Bible and Religion Program at EMU Our exciting curriculum The Bible and religion department offers unique and challenging courses in the following areas: Anabaptist Biblical perspectives Bible and religion Biblical studies Church studies Peacebuilding and development Philosophy Religion Theology This is a comprehensive list. These courses are not offered every semester or even every year. Explore ministry: Ministry Inquiry Program The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of the Mennonite Church USA for college-aged young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers the opportunity to experience firsthand what ministry is and to test your own gifts and sense of call. Participants work under the supervision of a pastor and are involved in many aspects of a minister’s life and work. Effort is made to place you in the congregation or congregational setting of your choice — urban, rural, large or small. Make a difference: Peace Oratorical Contest The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest offers students an opportunity to discuss peacebuilding and social justice issues on campus. The intercollegiate competition is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of Mennonite Central Committee. Undergraduate students from every Mennonite and Brethren in Christ college in North America are eligible to participate. Connections to seminary EMU also has a seminary that connects with undergrads in the following ways: Bible and religion majors and minors can take elective credits at the seminary Bible and religion majors can fill language requirements in seminary courses like Hebrew Seminary students provide spiritual direction to undergrads Seminary students intern with campus ministries and work with residence life as res hall directors Some scholarships are available to Bible and religion majors to continue their education in seminary Majors Biblical Studies (45SH) This curriculum provides a foundation in biblical studies with a focus on methods of Bible study for the student anticipating secondary Bible teaching or graduate-level seminary study. Students receive extensive exposure to theological topics and to contemporary issues of biblical interpretation and the meaning of Christian discipleship. This major requires the 27 hours of core courses listed above plus 18 hours for a total of 45 hours. Congregational and Youth Ministries (48SH) This major prepares students to answer Christ’s call to ministry within congregations in the context of rapidly changing, pluralistic and diverse Western culture. The major prepares students for service in fields such as youth ministries, urban missions, and congregational leadership, and is also a foundation for graduate-level seminary studies in church and ministry leadership. This major requires the 27 hours of core courses plus 21 hours for a total of 48 SH. Religious and Intercultural Studies (48SH) This major is designed to prepare students for intercultural careers, including mission and service assignments in contemporary Northern settings or in the global South. It may also serve as the foundation for graduate studies in fields such as anthropology, religious studies or missiology. The program includes the study of cultures, the meaning and value of religion within them, and the implications cultures and religions have for varied forms of Christian witness. Students in the RIS major are strongly encouraged to attend the Urbana Missions Conference (held every three years, including 2012) one time during their study program. Those who do so may earn one semester of independent study credit as an additional elective, working with their faculty adviser (CHST 499—1 SH). This major requires 27 hours of core courses plus 21 hours for a total of 48 SH. Philosophy and Theology (48SH) The philosophy and theology major is for students with special interests in these fields. It is designed to be foundational for further study in graduate school or as a complement to other academic disciplines. This major requires 27 semester hours of theology, biblical studies, and religion courses, and 21 hours of philosophy courses, for a total of 48 semester hours. Bible and Religion (36SH) This is a major available only to students who are double majors. It is designed for students with an interest in bi-vocational ministry as well as to encourage students from other majors who wish to add a Bible and religion department major and still be able to graduate in four years. This major requires 21 hours of core courses plus 15 hours in one of four concentrations for a total of 36 SH. Concentration options include: Biblical Studies, Congregational and Youth Ministry, Religious and Intercultural Studies, and Philosophy and Theology. [-]

Bachelor's in History and Social Science

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

EMU is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to Mennonite values of peacebuilding and service. We study history from a global viewpoint, one that highlights our need for one another. Study history with us, and we’ll analyze the human experience through a peace and justice lens. [+]

Bachelors 2017 in Harrisonburg USA. History… the story of humankind EMU is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to Mennonite values of peacebuilding and service. We study history from a global viewpoint, one that highlights our need for one another. Study history with us, and we’ll analyze the human experience through a peace and justice lens. History In Our Backyard Our campus is only two hours from both Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Richmond, the Confederate capital. We’re also close to many other historic sites in history-rich Virginia, including the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture in nearby Staunton, many Civil War battlefields, and the National Park Service’s historic Sklyine Drive. About Our Program A Unique Focus on Faith in Action EMU history grads treasure our program’s social history approach. We focus on groups like women, religious minorities and other individuals often overlooked in conventional history classes. Our history students are exposed to various viewpoints and explore the many ways God works in history through people — the meek and the mighty, the famous and the little-known, major world powers and developing nations. Our students develop a Christian perspective on evolving economic and political systems and cultural and religious issues. We encourage them to think of the moral and ethical implications of particular ideas and events from the past. Major in History A major in history consists of 30 SH in history including HIST 121 “Introduction to History and Methods” (3), and HIST 452 “Seminar in History” (3). Ideally, majors should: take a wide range of history courses (United States, European and global) acquire a high level of proficiency in at least one foreign language Major in History and Social Science This interdepartmental major of 45 SH consists of studies in United States History (6 SH) and required focused study in the following areas: early or modern American history or African-American history European and world history area studies of Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East historiography and history research methods political studies economics geography social science Major in History and Social Science, Teaching Endorsement for Grades 6-12 To become a middle or high school history or government teacher, you will earn both an education major and a history and social science major (see history course catalog). This course of study includes one semester of student teaching and many other practical experiences in schools. Students will work with academic advisors from both the history and education programs. Here is additional information from EMU’s well-known education program: Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) Earning your secondary education license to teach involves a double major in education and your content field: biology, chemistry, computer science, English, history and social science, or mathematics. It also includes one semester of student teaching and many other practicum experiences in schools. And because EMU’s program is approved by NCATE, the national accrediting association, your teaching license for grades 6-12 will be accepted in most of the U.S. Minor in history A history minor requires 18 SH of history which should include courses in U.S., European and Area Studies. Minor in history and social science A minor in history and social science requires 18 SH, including 6 SH in history, 6 SH in political studies, and 3 SH each in economics and geography. Career Choices A degree in history opens doors to a wide range of careers. Many fields require people with a solid liberal arts background, and few academic majors are as versatile as a history major. History graduates are equipped with key transferable skills that employers desire: research, synthesis, analysis, and clear written and oral communication. The most popular choices include: Law school or other graduate study Development and sustainability work Journalism Library science Secondary education Seminary study or church work Print or broadcast journalism Archival or archaeological research for museums Jobs at local, state and national government agencies College or university teaching Service or mission work [-]

Bachelor's in Chemistry

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

EMU’s chemistry and biochemistry programs provide a solid foundation in four major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. [+]

Chemistry Program at EMU EMU’s chemistry and biochemistry programs provide a solid foundation in four major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. Examples of research projects of chemistry students and faculty at EMU are varied but have two things in common: creation care and chemistry for the common good. Students who work on a project for more than one summer typically see it through to completion and share their findings in scientific journals. Over the past 10 years, more than 90% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school, compared to the national average of 49%. Globally aware scientists Our small Christian liberal arts college educates students to serve and lead in a global context, emphasizing sustainability, peacebuilding and community. All EMU students participate in cross-cultural study, whether it be a semester abroad, a three-week summer experience, or a internship through our Washington Community Scholars’ Center in D.C. Global awareness is critical to success in business, medical practice, and industry. EMU’s mission includes training scientists for work in missions, public or community health, medical care, and education in developing countries and underserved areas in North America. State-of-the-art equipment The chemistry department offers a wide selection of current instrumentation, including: Atomic Absorption Spectrocopy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Gas-Liquid Chromatography Infrared Spectroscopy (Fourier Transform) (FTIR) Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Fluorescence Spectroscopy Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy Programs Chemistry Major EMU’s chemistry curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the major areas of chemistry – organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. An additional aim is to provide the opportunity for research experience for the student majoring in chemistry. Thus, EMU chemistry provides a broad chemical background suitable for entry into a wide variety of career options- from industrial plastics chemist to pharmaceutical technician- and a solid preparation for study at the graduate level in chemistry, biochemistry, or related area. Chemistry Education Secondary science educators are some of the most sought-after professionals on the job market today. EMU’s program in chemistry with secondary education licensure prepares students to be both well-prepared chemists, and outstanding educators. EMU’s department of education is highly respected as one of the top in the state. Students in this program take all the requirements needed for the regular chemistry major, and also take several classes in education. In their senior year, students do a full semester of student teaching in one of the nearby school districts. Biochemistry Some of the most dramatic scientific advances in recent years have been in our understanding of the biochemistry of living organisms. For instance, the phenomenal advances in molecular biology have opened door to a wide range of biomedical and agricultural applications that were not imagined several decades ago, while at the same time presenting a range of bioethical concerns. The departments of chemistry and biology cooperate in offering students the option of concentrating their studies on this dynamic field by majoring in biochemistry. This rigorous program is geared towards giving students a fundamental knowledge in the molecular basis of biological processes. Students take coursework involving a combination of chemistry and biology courses, culminating in a two-semester advanced biochemistry series, and including a research laboratory experience. Recent graduates of EMU’s biochemistry program are enrolled in medical schools or in graduate programs, or are working in the pharmaceutical industry. Career Opportunities EMU provides a broad background for the wide variety of career options open to the chemistry or biochemistry major and a solid preparation for study at the graduate level. EMU chemistry and biochemistry graduates are now involved in a variety of activities: Neurochemistry research Teaching college science Opening a medical practice Community health worker in Central America Pharmaceutical manufacturing Environmental quality control Malaria research in Tanzania Biotechnology Students who are interested in chemistry and a career in healthcare can major in either chemistry or biochemistry and enroll in the pre-professional health sciences program. A major in chemistry or biochemistry can launch your career in many directions. While some of these career possibilities also require graduate study, many are immediately available after graduating from EMU. [-]

Bachelor's in Environmental Sustainability

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

At EMU, you’ll receive a top-notch scientific education thanks to professors who are experts in their fields and our well-rounded, interdisciplinary learning approach. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other. [+]

Bachelors 2017 in Harrisonburg USA. Environmental Sustainability Major At EMU, you’ll receive a top-notch scientific education thanks to professors who are experts in their fields and our well-rounded, interdisciplinary learning approach. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other. Environmental sustainability majors learn to truly grasp the nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines. Biology, sociology and peacebuilding professors work closely together on environmental sustainability courses that weave forward-thinking sustainability practices with issues of international and community development and conservation. At the same time, students get a more in-depth education in one field by choosing a science or a social sustainability track within the environmental sustainability major. Our graduate program in peacebuilding is also an asset to any undergrad in the fields of development and sustainability; dozens of grad-level international scholars flock to EMU each year to study at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. And many professors around campus have decades of experience working and living overseas advocating for those in the margins. About Our Environmental Sustainability Major What makes EMU’s environmental sustainability major so unique? Plenty! Our program provides a combination of breadth and depth. All students learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines. At the same time, students get a more in-depth education in one area by choosing a science or a social sustainability track within the environmental sustainability major. Key Distinctives of Our Program An interdisciplinary approach to understanding contemporary issues such as local hydrofracking, wilderness preservation. We study modern concerns like global warming from both scientific and social perspectives. Job-related experience in a wide variety of organizations through a required practicum, or internship. Practical experiences in private businesses, farms, and government agencies are an important step in developing a career in environmental sustainability. Research opportunities on student-faculty collaborative projects, such as a grant-funded steam restoration project in a local mountain community. EMU cross-cultural study abroad trips that focus on sustainability issues, like recent trips to New Zealand, Bolivia and the Galapagos, and Kenya. Environmental science concentration The environmental science concentration focuses on the biological and chemical aspects of environmental sustainability. Solid and challenging coursework in natural sciences prepares students to work on such issues as biodiversity and loss of species, pollution and toxicology, land use and degradation, waste management, resource depletion and energy consumption, climate change, and alternative agriculture. Students focus on “traditional” environmental science courses from the disciplines of ecology, chemistry and physiology, but also learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues while working with sociology, economics, and development professors. Classes address local and global sustainability issues and include hands-on research projects. During a required internship, students work with a local environmental organization such as Shenandoah National Park, The Nature Conservancy or the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Environmental and social sustainability concentration The environmental and social sustainability concentration focuses on the social, economic, and political aspects of environmental sustainability. Challenging coursework in various social sciences prepares students to work on such issues as environmental advocacy, conservation and sustainable development, land use and degradation, environmental education and agricultural extension, climate change, waste management, and alternative energy. This track combines traditional environmental science coursework with applied sociology courses that emphasize international and community development and conservation. You’ll have hands-on opportunities to work in areas of personal interest like peace education, legislative and foreign policy advocacy, community organizing, restorative justice and mediation, social justice and peace advocacy, human rights and immigrants’ rights. [-]

Bachelor's in Peacebuilding & Development

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

Join a campus where peace and justice are a big part of conversation across disciplines. Choose to major in peacebuilding and development and you’ll dig deep into the complexities of working for social change. Program professors have lived internationally and are committed to work for justice at home and around the world. [+]

Peacebuilding and Development Major Join a campus where peace and justice are a big part of conversation across disciplines. Choose to major in peacebuilding and development and you’ll dig deep into the complexities of working for social change. Program professors have lived internationally and are committed to work for justice at home and around the world. EMU’s undergraduate major is uniquely enriched by the presence of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding on campus which draws peace practitioners from around the world. A major in peacebuilding and development consists of 52-54 SH. The peacebuilding and development major prepares students for professional practice in the fields of peacebuilding and international and community development. It focuses on understanding and promoting constructive social change toward peace, justice, and well-being for people in situations affected by conflict, poverty, and inequality. The major has an emphasis on the development of practical skills through experiential learning grounded in extensive in-class simulations, on campus and local practice opportunities, and a practicum in the field. The required practicum is typically completed through the Washington Community Scholars’ Center in Washington, D.C., through the grant- supported International Peacebuilding and Development Practicum (IPDP), or through a local or student-initiated internship. It provides experience and opportunities for networking and skill development. This focus on practice is paired with rigorous interdisciplinary grounding in theories of violence, peace, and social change as well as investigation of theological, philosophical, economic, political, cultural, and ecological motivations for change. To graduate with this major, students must be admitted to the program. This normally will occur by application during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Transfer students beyond the sophomore level will apply for admission after their first semester at EMU. Only students admitted to the program will be permitted to participate in program practica. Students seeking admission to the program must complete an application and an interview with their PXD advisor, meet the GPA standards of 2.0 overall, and earn at least a C in all PXD courses. Students must achieve at least a C in all upper-level PXD courses for graduation with the major. Students who have not met the requirements of admission to the department by the beginning of their senior year will not be able to graduate with this major. PXD majors are required to take one Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) course that may substitute for any other requirement (as approved by their PXD advisor). Exposure to the Summer Peacebuilding Institute of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding provides students with a unique opportunity to connect with professional peacebuilding and related areas of practice. Students are eligible to take SPI courses in the summer of their junior or senior year. Graduates are prepared for graduate study or entry-level positions in non- governmental, government, non-profit, and private organizations whose missions are to address social problems and to create and sustain social change. Areas of practice could include peacebuilding and community and international development, mediation and conflict transformation/resolution, peace and justice activism, collaborative problem solving, community organizing, program evaluation, peace education, social services, research, restor- ative justice, law, and social and public policy analysis and advocacy. Understanding social change This major provides a foundation for understanding social justice and helps student implement intentional social change through peacebuilding and development. It also prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in the field of social justice and social change. Our graduates are working right now in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, international development, community development, or related fields. You’ll become an effective practitioner of change. We’ll equip you by providing the theoretical models and frameworks necessary for understanding intentional social change by teaching specific skills, tools and techniques to help create a more peaceful and just society. Learning on the job Students majoring in peacebuilding participate in internships or practicums every semester. These required practicums give students on-the-job training and enforce classroom skills like mediation, conflict analysis, program evaluation, group facilitation, community assessment, and organization of campus and community events. Professors help each student develop a portfolio from these experiences so that when they graduate, students are able to demonstrate to employers that they have immediate value and experience. Students are encouraged to either complete internships in Washington D.C. through the Washington Community Scholars’ Center, apply for the International Peacebuilding and Development Practicum (IPDP) program grant, pursue placements that previous students have completed in Harrisonburg, Virginia, or discover an agency that is uniquely suited to his or her interests. Careers Careers in peacebuilding and development include international and community development, mediation and conflict transformation/resolution, peace and justice advocacy, community and collaborative peacebuilding, program evaluation, city and regional planning, peace education, social services, research, law and social and public policy advocacy. Resources on campus Faculty in a variety of programs have worked and served internationally promoting development and environmental sustainability. Examples are: Nursing program’s Ann Hershberger Bible and religion’s Peter Dula Business and economics’ Jim Leaman and Chris Gingrich Environmental studies’ Doug Graber Neufeld. Our graduate program in peacebuilding is also an asset to any undergrad in this field; dozens of grad-level international scholars flock to EMU each year to study at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Lisa Schirch, EMU research professor and peace studies expert, is the program director of 3P Human Security (formerly 3D Security), which promotes conflict prevention and peacebuilding in U.S. security policymaking. [-]

Bachelor's in Business Administration/International Business

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

At EMU we prepare you to be successful, to promote the common good and to be an active leader in today’s marketplace. Our professors will help you increase your business knowledge, learn important hands-on skills, and develop a values-based approach to business and management. [+]

Bachelors 2017 in Harrisonburg USA. Business and Economics At EMU we prepare you to be successful, to promote the common good and to be an active leader in today’s marketplace. Our professors will help you increase your business knowledge, learn important hands-on skills, and develop a values-based approach to business and management. Our graduates understand the value of people in business, and know how important meeting economic need is to the state of the world and the peacebuilding process. We’re committed to excellence, ethics and social justice, and we encourage study across disciplines, a focus on sustainability, and the development of a global perspective. At EMU you’ll: study in a cross-cultural setting consider sustainability and stewardship in decision-making collaborate on original research with faculty with industry experience put your classroom learning to use in off campus internships learn to work effectively in teams and hone communication and financial skills learn from professors who’ve lived and worked internationally About 90% of the 2012 graduates who responded to our survey were employed full-time, in grad school, or serving in a volunteer/mission position within one year of graduation. EMU business alumni consistently rank high on nationally standardized business exams, with many pursuing graduate degrees in their majors. A new study suggests that business administration is one of the five most employable majors. Business Administration Major The major in business administration provides a general background for people entering a career in business. Courses Core courses BUAD 221 Principles of Management BUAD 301 Quantitative Decision Making for Business BUAD 331 Organizational Behavior BUAD 461 Management Policy plus following: BUAD 411 Business Law BUAD 441 International Business ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics CON 311 Contemporary Economic Issues OR ECON 401 Economic Development OR ECON 411 International Economics MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing MKTG 311 Research Methods and Statistics ACTG, BUAD, ECON, FIN or MKTG electives (excluding BUAD 111) Business administration graduates are working in management, sales, banking, production supervision, program management and other positions requiring skills in leadership, planning, organizing and implementation. Business administration major Kathryn Taylor interned at Dynamic Aviations where she honed her communication skills while managing clients. Fellow business major Isaac Wyse was interested in analytics and interned at a nearby manufacturing company. Tasked with improving the efficiency of the welders, Isaac used quantitative methods and waiting line simulations to achieve his goal. Minors and concentrations Students can develop a specialty by adding a minor or the human resources concentration. Those interested in managing computer information systems should add a computer science minor, which consists of 18 SH determined between students and their advisors. Recommended courses include CS 230 Networking and Data Communications, CS 270 Databases and Information Management, and CS 470 Project Management. Major in International Business Our program in international business will prepare you for a management career in the international environment. This 60 SH major is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach – an understanding of social structure, language, religion, and culture (in addition to a wide range of business skills) are essential to the success of the international business. Courses Core courses plus the following: BUAD 441 International Business ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 401 Economic Development ECON 411 International Economics MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing MKTG 411 International Marketing HIST Area Studies (HIST 212, 251, or 432) OR POL 201 Comparative Government PXD 375 Globalization and Justice OR PXD 485 Sociology of International Development REL 223 World Religions REL 334 Cultural Anthropology: Christianity and Social Change Real-world internships and careers EMU business majors Nick Miller, Josh Mann and Sam Buck saw Europe through a business perspective when they spent a semester with the International Business Institute. They toured major EU corporations and agencies, like the European Central Bank, and learned what daily life is like for business managers and entrepeneurs in Europe. And international business graduates like Eric Reinford, who now works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions, are working to effect global change in the business world. Life in another culture The major requires foreign language competency through the intermediate level. International business majors are also required to take part in a semester-long cross-cultural experience in order to develop skills in cross-cultural understanding, living and communication or an alternative program like the International Business Institute, a summer-long program of formal business study in Europe. Other options are the business track of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Costa Rica study program and the Brethren Colleges Abroad programs, which focuses on language study in a variety of locations throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. [-]

Bachelor's in Computer Science

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

EMU’s computer science program seeks to produce skilled computing professionals with a respect for the cultural and social impact of computing technologies in our modern global community. [+]

Computer Science EMU’s computer science program seeks to produce skilled computing professionals with a respect for the cultural and social impact of computing technologies in our modern global community. The entire curriculum is designed to meet the ACM 2013 Curriculum guidelines. The department is working with the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals to offer one of two possible certifications upon completion of either degree and successful completion of the CS2013 exam. Students who score 50% or higher on both parts of the exam qualify for the ICCP Certified Computer Science Associate credential. Students who score 70% or higher qualify for the ICCP Certified Computer Scientist – mastery level. Based on Spring 2015 Beta test results, most students who finish the BACS program will be capable of qualifying for the Certified Computer Science Associate credential and those who finish the BSCS program will be capable of qualifying for the Certified Computer Scientist – mastery level. About Our Computer Science Program The computer science major at EMU is designed to be robust and flexible enough to meet the needs of a diverse set of students. Each student will create a custom plan of study (with approval of the faculty) which usually includes a minor or second major in another field, as computer science is an applied field. Examples of minors and second majors include: The combination of mathematics and computer science provides an excellent background for graduate study in either field. Those interested in the efficient and effective use computing technology in a business environment might combine computer science and one of the business fields. The emerging field of biomedical informatics is a combination of computer science and biology. Game programming and web application development are partially about technology and partially about interface design techniques taught as part of the digital media major. A computer science teaching endorsement for grades 6-12 is approved by the Virginia Department of Education when combined with an education licensure. With computing technology part of our everyday lives, it can be combined with almost any other field for those seeking a unique career path. Major Requirements The major consists of 9 hours of foundational mathematics courses, 12 hours of fundamental computer science courses, 18 hours of upper-level computer science courses, and 6 additional hours from computer science or related fields (with advisor approval) for a total of 45 hours. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science must take CS 320, CS 340, CS 420, MATH 192, MATH 170, MATH 240, and are encouraged to minor in mathematics. Students meeting the general major requirements but who do not complete the math and computer science courses required for a B.S. will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. Mathematics Foundation Courses (9 hours) Principles from statistics, calculus, and discrete mathematics provide the foundation for many computer science methods and techniques. MATH 150 Elements of Calculus OR MATH 185 Calculus I MATH 130 Finite Mathematics OR MATH 170 Discrete Mathematics MATH 140 Elementary Statistics OR MATH 240 Statistics for Natural Sciences CS Fundamental Courses (12 hours) Fundamental knowledge of programming, networks, databases, architecture and operating systems used in modern computing environments provide a practical framework for studying more advanced topics. CS 220 Intermediate Programming: Java CS 230 Networking and Data Communications CS 250 Architecture and Operating Systems CS 270 Databases and Information Management CS Upper-level Courses (18 hours) Students select from a range of courses covering both theoretical and applied aspects of computing based on personal interest and career goals. CS 320 Data Structures CS 333 Topics in Computing (can be repeated) CS 340 Analysis of Algorithms CS 350 System Administration CS 370 Software Engineering CS 420 Programming Languages CS 470 Project Management CS 488 Internship CS 499 Independent Study/Research Internship opportunities are available through EMU’s Washington Community Scholar’s Center, organizations in the Harrisonburg area, and even EMU’s own Information Systems department. The department offers at least one “topics” course each year with the content selected based on the areas of interest of current students and faculty. The course may be taken for credit repeatedly since the content will vary from year to year. Topic examples include: theory of computation, numerical analysis, modeling and simulation, graphics, computer animation, computer vision, advanced algorithmic analysis, cryptography, parallel algorithms, artificial intelligence, robotics, hypermedia development, language translation systems, and functional programming. CS or Related Field Elective Courses (6 hours) These might be additional CS courses or from related fields to cover topics such as electronics, numerical computation, quantitative decision making, or media production. Minor in Computer Science The minor in computer science consists of 18 SH of computer science courses with at least 6 SH selected from the upper-level (300 or above) courses. CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science (3) CS 120 Introduction to Programming: Python (3) CS 220 Intermediate Programming: Java (3) CS 230 Networking and Data Communications (3) CS 250 Architecture and Operating Systems (3) CS 270 Databases and Information Management (3) CS 320 Data Structures (3) CS 333 Topics in Computing (3) (can be repeated) CS 340 Analysis of Algorithms (3) CS 350 System Administration (3) CS 370 Software Engineering (3) CS 420 Programming Languages (3) CS 470 Project Management (3) ACM student club The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student club at EMU is an informal gathering for students who are interesting in computers, coding, or programming. The club meets once a month for lunch during which time a guest speaker presents on a topic of interest. Past topics include: A discussion on Alan Turing and his contributions to the field of computing and mathematics A presentation by Bob Haskins from the telecommunication company Shentel A discussion on the current state of different areas of computer science including drones, houses and cars Working groups Working groups are student-led groups based around a common interest or theme. Current working groups include: Programming competitions Cell phone app design Outreach – recently hosted a One Hour of Code event EMU’s math and computer science faculty helped expand my thinking in life. Every professor I had was outstanding. Predicting outcomes, managing time, knowing what an ideal solution looks like, knowing when approximations are good enough, and understanding the pros and cons of the different methods of statistical analysis used in all fields of scientific research are just a few of the important life skills I learned. – Eric Brodersen, computer science grad [-]

Bachelor's in Engineering

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

Our expert faculty take the practical study of engineering and provide a top-rate technical education within a Christian liberal arts context. [+]

Bachelors 2017 in Harrisonburg USA. Engineering Studies: Computer and Mechanical Our expert faculty take the practical study of engineering and provide a top-rate technical education within a Christian liberal arts context. In this program, rigorous academics and advanced problem-solving converge with values such as sustainability and cross-cultural awareness. EMU STEM graduates often feel more prepared for graduate school or jobs than their counterparts from larger institutions. Engineering Facilities EMU is completing a $4 million renovation of the Suter Science Center, which will house a rapid prototyping lab with 3-D printers, computer design lab; engineering support lab, and spaces for faculty/student collaboration to support engineering and other STEM programs. Engineering Curriculum Alternate year courses denoted with * Courses required for the given emphasis denoted with # Engineering Core (31 SH) Introduction to Engineering and Design (4) Introduction to Programming or Intermediate Programming (3) Experimental Methods* (3) Analog Circuits* (3) Engineering Statics (3) Engineering Design II (3) Engineering Design III (3) Senior Design/Capstone Project (2/2) Ethics in Computing and Engineering* (3) Math/Science Core (33 or 36 SH) Precalculus for Science and Engineering (0 or 3) Math for Engineering Lab (1) Calculus I/II/* and III (12) Statistics for the Natural Sciences* (3) Differential Equations (3) Linear Algebra* (3) University Physics I/II (8) General Chemistry (4) Upper Level Electives: Six courses from the courses listed in the two emphases below. At least three of the courses must be 300 level. Mechanical Engineering Emphasis Engineering Dynamics*(3) Linear Systems*(3) Strength of Materials*(4) Thermodynamics*(3) Digital Circuits(3) Math Modeling(3) Fluid Mechanics(3) Heat Transfer(3) Control Systems(3) Topics in Engineering(3) Computer Engineering Emphasis Discrete Math# (4) Software Engineering* (3) Computer Architecture and Operating Systems# (3) Networks and Data Communications# (3) Digital Circuits#* (3) Math Modeling* (3) Linear Systems* (3) Control Systems* (3) Data Structures* (3) Topics in Engineering* (3) Professors Engineering students work closely with expert professors Esther Tian and Daniel King, both engineering specialists, and other mathematics and computer science faculty members. Tian holds all three of her degrees, including a doctorate from University of Virginia, in mechanical engineering, while King double-majored in music and physics at Goshen (Indiana) College and went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinios in theoretical and applied mechanics. [-]

Bachelor's in Biology/Biochemistry

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination. [+]

Studies in Biology at EMU If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination. At EMU you’ll work side by side with others who share your interest as you conduct experiments, analyze data, study diagrams, debate issues and take field trips. Biology students have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects in biology. Recent examples of student research include projects on the genetics of aging, the impact of a high salt diet on hypertension, the organic production of blueberries, and methods of tracking coconut rhinoceros beetles to their breeding sites. The primary objective of the biology department is to provide courses and skill training required by students earning B.A. or B.S. degrees, especially those majoring in biology. Additionally it emphasizes preparing students for graduate training in medicine, den- tistry, veterinary sciences, clinical laboratory science, and allied health fields; teaching biology in secondary schools; sustainable agriculture; environmental science; and gradu- ate work in other fields of biology. Majors: Biology Biochemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Environmental Sustainability with concentrations in: Environmental Science Environmental and Social Sustainability Minors: Environmental Sustainability Biology Careers in Biology include medical technologist, physician, dentist, physical therapist, environmental consultant, genetic counselor, veterinarian, biotechnologist, epidemiologist, pathologist, wildlife biologist, international agriculture consultant, immunologist, and middle or high school teacher. Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program (PPHS) Biology majors interested in biomedicine enroll in PPHS, which is designed for students anticipating entrance into a professional health science school such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, osteopathy, or graduate education and research in any area of biomedicine. Whereas most of the students in this program are biology majors, it is pos- sible to major in chemistry, mathematics or another area in the liberal arts and succeed in the program if the required courses are completed within another major. Since course requirements for non-biology majors vary, students should check with their major department for specific details. Because graduate schools value a broad education, a minor in a non-science area of interest is suggested. Major in Biology, Teaching Endorsement for Grades 6-12 This program will prepare students to teach biology by instructing them in the standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).The courses listed in the biology major and the secondary education courses make up the program for teacher licensure, grades 6-12. Major in Environmental Sustainability The environmental sustainability major focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to sustaining the quality of our natural world, with an emphasis on the inter- relationships between the natural world and humanity. The environmental sus- tainability major at EMU is designed around an understanding that effectively addressing the pressing environmental problems of our times demands a multifaceted approach that requires both depth in an area of focus, and breadth in understanding the perspectives of different disciplines. Students gain depth by choosing to concentrate on either natural science or social science aspects of environmental sustainability. Students gain breadth through coursework that combines essential elements from social science and from natural science to bring a holistic and integrated perspective to complex social and environmental issues pertaining to sustainability. In addition, the environmental sustainability curriculum recognizes a balance between technical training and the broad education of a liberal arts philosophy. Completion of the environ- mental sustainability major equips students to work in fields of conservation, environmental monitoring, agriculture, international development, alternative energy promotion and development, sustainable development, agricultural extension, environmental advocacy, and environmental education. In addition, the curriculum prepares students for graduate work in many areas related to sustainability. The curriculum for environmental sustainability is conceptualized as three stages. Students from both concentrations begin their coursework together in two introductory courses which set the foundation for further work. Students then take a set of required and elective courses in their chosen concentration that gives depth in their area of focus, plus elective coursework in the alternative concentration which gives breadth to their understanding of sustainability. Finally, students from both concentrations come back together in a series of three courses that serve to integrate the natural science and social science perspectives of sustainability. Major in Clinical Laboratory Science A major in clinical laboratory science consists of the 37 SH listed below followed by completion of the clinical program (usually one year) in an approved school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. In this program the student completes three years of study (a minimum of 96 SH) at Eastern Mennonite University and a fourth year at the school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. EMU has articulation agreements with Clinical Laboratory Science programs at Sentara RMH Medical Center, Augusta Health Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Alternatively a student may elect to complete the biology major and enter the clinical program following receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Minor in Biology A non-biology major may earn a minor in biology by taking at least 18 SH of biology courses. Because students of other majors will have a variety of reasons for desiring a biology minor, a fixed sequence of courses is not specified. However, two courses must be at the 300 or 400 level and up to two courses may be labeled as ENVS or BIOCH. Students are urged to consult with a biology faculty member in outlining a minor. Professors Who are Mentors Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and individual instruction. Professors who are mentors help you develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. They emphasize the harmony between the natural world and God’s Word. Biology is one of the biggest programs at EMU because we have an excellent reputation. Our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU biology grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience. Faculty and Student Research At EMU we believe that participation in original research projects is an important means of teaching scientific process and critical thinking skills. Biology majors participate in faculty-led research projects as a means of learning by doing. Often students choose a specific project that falls within a larger, ongoing, research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Students meet on a regular basis with faculty to discuss progress, and sometimes get together with other research groups to exchange ideas. In some cases, research results lead to presentations at national scientific meetings or publications in scientific journals. Biology faculty also work closely with research projects in chemistry. Internships and Practicums To learn more about your STEM-related career and gain valuable experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree, explore doing an internship. Internships challenge you to: develop new skills gain experience working in STEM-related fields collaborate in a team build relationships with potential employers learn more about what you want to do with your STEM career [-]