Mercyhurst University is a nationally ranked institution offering more than 100 areas of study, 13个研究生项目, and a variety of post-baccalaureate and non-degree opportunities. While our academic offerings and learning resources rival those of larger institutions, our commitment to exceptional faculty and student-centered education has preserved our community identity as an applied liberal arts university in the Mercy tradition.
A Mercyhurst education prepares you to succeed in a high-demand job or in graduate school, while also providing you with the knowledge, 技能和态度让生活更美好, 富勒, 更丰富的生活. You’ll learn to appreciate art and culture, to value the interconnectedness of the human experience, to serve others to improve the well-being of communities, and to be resilient in the face of adversity. To achieve these goals, you’ll complete the 达到课程 in addition to your academic major.
The 达到课程 includes a variety of liberal arts and 科学s courses, as well as special experiences in your freshman and senior years.
You’ll take two courses each from these five broad areas:
- R - Reason and Faith (Catholic studies, philosophy, religious studies)
- E - Expression and Creativity (one in 英语, plus one in art, dance, music or theatre)
- A -分析思维(生物学), 化学, 地质, 数学, 物理, 科学, 至少包括一个实验室)
- C - Contexts and Systems (经济s, history, political 科学)
- H - Humans in Connection (anthropology, psychology, sociology, world languages)
Did you know an estimated 75 percent of students change their majors at least once before graduation? We don’t expect you to know exactly what you want to do when you get here. Not only is our curriculum designed to help you explore different academic disciplines, but we also provide academic advising to guide you every step of the way.
REACH gives you room to explore during your time at Mercyhurst rather than prescribing exactly which classes you need. The curriculum is structured to easily accommodates transfer students and credits previously earned through dual enrollment programs, 也允许出国留学, 实习及其他经历.
作为一所以仁慈为根基的大学, Mercyhurst understands that service and hospitality are essential dimensions of the education of the whole individual. 要做到这一点, Mercyhurst has developed Beyond the Gates (BTG), a one-credit 外展 experience that you’ll complete in your sophomore or junior year. BTG presents service as an opportunity to challenge preconceived notions, 开阔的世界观, and leave students changed for the better.
Studying abroad is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to expand your perspectives and learn about the cultural, 经济, political and scientific forces that shape our world. Thanks to the flexibility and freedom of REACH, nearly 25 percent of our student body choose to study abroad (compared to the national average of 10 percent).
From the moment you enroll at Mercyhurst, you’ll work closely with your assigned Faculty Advisor and your Academic Counselor. These two individuals will serve as mentors and resources during your time here, assisting you with course registration and academic progress, while also working with you on any academic or personal issues you might encounter. It is the goal of 学术支持 to foster satisfying experiences that lead to student success and persistence toward degree completion.
大学就是探索的地方, and your first year at Mercyhurst is a wonderful chance to explore which academic path is right for you in your baccalaureate education. As a student in our exploratory studies program, you’ll work one on one with an academic counselor to discover and evaluate all that Mercyhurst has to offer. The office hosts the annual Majors and Minors Fair every October and extends a special invitation to our exploring students.
从在默西赫斯特的第一天起, you will nurture your passions and discover new ones, all while building practical skills such as creative problem solving, 研究, 数据分析, persuasive writing and public speaking.
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