HAFENMAIER COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Explore the meaning and significance of human existence.
The disciplines within the Hafenmaier College seek to illuminate the variety and complexity of human endeavors in the cultural context of individuals, groups, societies, and nations. Through your engagement in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, you’ll learn to research complex issues, conceive eloquent arguments, and expand your artistic expression to a deeper and more meaningful level. From expressions of beauty to the pursuit of wisdom, these programs equip you with the sought-after abilities to communicate well, initiate positive change, and create images and texts that connect us with one another.
The Cummings Art Gallery regularly houses installations by regional and national artists as well as student artists, including juried shows and thesis exhibitions
Psychology majors develop original research projects that explore topics ranging from smoking addiction to eating disorders to gambling
Mercyhurst’s annual Literary Festival welcomes essayists, novelists, and poets to campus for several days of readings and workshops for our creative writing students
Each year, Mercyhurst students contribute to, edit, and design Lumen, our award-winning literature and arts magazine
The art department purchased its first 3D MakerBot printer in 2016. Several courses incorporate 3D printing to bring student sketches and designs to life
What better way to learn about art than to experience it firsthand? That’s why graphic design majors head to art museums in Pittsburgh and Cleveland and check out major art shows twice a year
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture organizes on-campus programming by world-class touring acts and visiting artists.
The disciplines within the Hafenmaier College seek to illuminate the variety and complexity of human endeavors from introspective thought to social engagement in a cultural context of individuals, groups, societies, and nations. Through the human expression of beauty in art, dance, music, and theater, and the timeless pursuit of wisdom and understanding in philosophy, religion, and literature, we seek to explore the mystery of being human by bridging what has been, what is, and what will be in our quest for understanding.
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Professional Writing: Text, Image, and Design
Religion and Society
Teaching English-Language Learners