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Liberal Studies

Associate of Arts

Build the foundation of your future.

Still deciding on your path? The Liberal Studies 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 jump start 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 program is flexible, ideal for those who need to coordinate their class schedules around 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 it is flexible enough to allow room for many different courses.