Choose from more than 35 majors and as many minors housed in eight academic departments. Mount Mercy is famous for our professional programs in nursing, education and business administration, but we’re equally excited about in-demand majors like criminal justice, biology, journalism and international studies.
As an Accounting major you will develop the ability to compile financial statements and analyze complex data while becoming proficient in relevant computer applications. To enrich your knowledge of the field, Mount Mercy offers a broad range of upper level electives which cater to specialized interests and future career options.
Applied Management is designed for students transferring from a two-year institution who have a background in a technical specialty. The major provides students opportunities to broaden their knowledge of business and understand and manage the forces of change affecting organizations in a business environment.
Majoring in philosophy enables you to pursue an academic study of ultimate questions about human life. Courses include the traditional study of metaphysics, epistemology, and history of eastern and western philosophy, while emphasizing logic, ethics, and the application of philosophical thought to contemporary problems.
The Mount Mercy Art Department prepares students to meet contemporary challenges in the field of fine arts, graphic design and art education. A highly professional course of instruction, featuring a variety of visual and aesthetic approaches, leads to the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Business degrees are available in an accelerated format for working professional students through evening and online courses. There are a variety of business-related majors available for traditional undergraduate students such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management, Accounting and Finance.
The computer science major prepares students to be professional computer programmers or to enter graduate school in Computer Science. CS students at Mount Mercy University can design their own program of studies by choosing or creating their own multi-disciplinary "Area of Specialization."
At Mount Mercy, we give you the tools to become a well-rounded, well-prepared teacher who will help their students succeed in today's diverse classroom. We offer programs in general education, concentration in a major field of learning, and a sequence of education courses leading to your professional licensure by the State of Iowa.
A history major gains a deeper understanding of the human condition and the relationship between historical developments and contemporary social/political trends. As a history minor at Mount Mercy, you can combine an interest in history with one of a number of other majors offered by the University.
The management of human resources has become one of the most important aspects of business management today. Mount Mercy's human resources management students understand the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead employees in any area or level of the organization.
The visual arts/business administration interdisciplinary major is for the student interested in combining business and art into a broad-based area of study. Major course requirements include a business component and an art component along with an internship experience.
The Mount Mercy management major prepares you for a leadership career managing processes, people and/or organizations. A wide variety of electives enable you to pursue special interest areas including international business, banking and finance, economics and human resources.
The mathematics program at Mount Mercy will give you insight into the nature of mathematics as an intellectual discipline. A fundamental understanding of math will help you develop powers of clear and logical thinking, accuracy, flexibility in problem solving, and clarity and precision in expressing mathematical ideas.
By combining your interests in science and the medical profession, you are on track for a career in the rewarding field of medical laboratory science. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science prepares you to work in a medical setting and to perform important laboratory tests crucial to the well being of patients.
Mount Mercy's music department is committed to providing a comprehensive music background that ensures you will be grounded in all areas of music. You will learn the fundamentals of music theory, progress to the study of advanced harmony, and investigate formal structures and conceptual techniques.
While educating you for general practice and community nursing, Mount Mercy’s nursing program emphasizes the leadership role of professional nurses. If qualified and if space allows, you will enter the nursing major in the fall term of your second year and go on to complete six semesters of nursing along with other college core courses.
The Political Science degree prepares students with the academic foundation needed as a pre-law student. Logical and analytical skills are sharpened, and internship opportunities in the field provide hands-on learning experience that helps students stand out on law school applications.
You will be able to transfer from pre-professional study at Mount Mercy to professional study at institutions with no loss of credit. Depending on the professional program, you can spend one to four years at Mount Mercy completing pre-professional requirements.
As a graduate of Mount Mercy's religious studies program, you will be well educated in the humanities and will have developed strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. You will evaluate arguments, study text, and appreciate the broad phenomenon of religion.
At Mount Mercy, we give you the tools to become a well-rounded, well-prepared teacher who will help their students succeed in a diverse classroom. We offer programs in general education, concentration in a major field of learning, and a sequence of education courses leading to your professional licensure by the State of Iowa.
Social work is an action-oriented, value-based profession that assists people in our society who are facing problems. At Mount Mercy, the program is designed to give you an understanding of human functioning in contemporary society, the challenges and problems people encounter, and the social services available to them.
The sociology program at Mount Mercy addresses sociological issues pertaining to self, social groups, social and cultural values, family and community relations, economical and political relations, race, ethnic, gender, and class stratification, the city and the nature of social organizations.
A minor in writing allows students to take courses in Professional Writing, Introduction to Language, Creative Writing, and Writing and the Analysis of Literature. Students will learn to write occupational letters, reports, and letters of job application geared to the student's individual professional needs.