The world becomes more and more interconnected each day. Pursuing a post-baccalaureate certificate in Global Awareness can be an excellent addition to any major or area of study. This program promotes a holistic education on the human experience through classes in anthropology, history, sociology, religion, and psychology. Students are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zones to gain a deeper understanding of our world. Our commitment to hands-on instruction, intercultural research, and the fostering of communication skills affords students excellent career flexibility that could also lead to opportunities in a wide variety of corporate, government, non-profit, museum, educational, and other people-oriented settings.

Course Requirements

  • ANTH 107: Language & Culture
  • ANTH 112: World Cultures
  • ASIA 125: Asian Cultures
  • FREN 126: Francophone Culture
  • HIS 270: 20th Century World History
  • HIS 274: Modern Middle East
  • HIS 382: Crime & Violence in the Modern World
  • PSYC 233: Cross Cultural Psychology
  • RSLT 115: World Religions
  • RUSS 125: Russian Culture
  • RI-ST 266: Globalized Religion
  • WL 314: Intro to Sociolinguistics

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted into a Post-Baccalaureate program, student shall at the time of enrollment:

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent
  • Have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours attempted across all academic institutions

The following materials are required to apply:

  • A completed free online application
  • Official transcript showing bachelor's degree or higher conferred from a federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent

After submitting your application, official college transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

Mercyhurst University
Attn: Graduate and Professional Admissions
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546

Applications for Post-Baccalaureate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions regarding your acceptance. Students in Post-Baccalaureate programs are not eligible for GA/GE positions or academic/merit-based scholarships.

Contact Us

Colleen Hordych
Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 814-824-2297