Build the foundation for your future.

Still deciding on your path? The Liberal Arts program at Mercyhurst is the best way to better understand what you want out of a career. By taking a variety of courses, you’ll learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and problem solve efficiently, all while discovering your true calling. Plus, with concentrations in communications, new media, and science, you can get a jumpstart on a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or other fields. Intended to lead to a four-year degree, the degree requirements for this program include 20 courses from a wide array of disciplines, to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge of cultural and social areas, the sciences, and the arts.

Fast Facts

  • This flexible program allows for busy parents and student-athletes to easily coordinate their schedules around their other daily responsibilities
  • Each student must complete a capstone experience, whether it is an internship for credit or a final project that encompasses the knowledge learned in his or her years of study

  • This program is ideal for anyone looking for exposure to a variety of arts and sciences before selecting an official major, and is flexible enough to allow room for many different courses


Contact Us

Christina Riley Brown, Ph.D.
Program Director, Liberal Arts
Office: Hirt 301
Phone: 814-824-2350

Meet the Faculty

Liberal Arts
Christina Riley-Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Jeffrey Roessner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Professor
Justin Ross, Ph.D.
Director, Writing Center and Honors Program