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.
of our grads secured jobs or enrolled in grad school within a year of graduation
undergrads in Hafenmaier College
number of law schools our grads have matriculated to in recent years
Mercyhurst students study abroad during their undergrad years (national average: less than 1 in 10)
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 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.