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Bachelor of Science Programs

Mercy College offers five bachelor of science programs, each of which allows you to continue working while pursuing a college degree. The programs are based upon a foundation of liberal arts and sciences that is essential for an informed and productive career.

Certificate and Associate of Science Programs

A Mercy College associate of science degree is designed primarily to prepare students for immediate employment upon degree completion and the successful passage of necessary licensure/certification tests for the respective field. The programs also prepare graduates to continue their education at the bachelor level in various programs, like those offered by Mercy College.

Generally, an associate degree can be earned in two years. Five of the programs here at Mercy – nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiological technology and diagnostic medical sonography, polysomnographic technology – will take you two consecutive years to complete. 

However, several of our academic programs allow you to complete the first year of your professional education, thus earning a certificate in less than 12 months, and still sit for your licensure/certification. You can then seek employment in your new profession and return to complete your associate and bachelor’s degrees with the help of tuition reimbursement from many area health care employers.

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Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health
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Jeannine Matz

Jeannine Matz, PhD

Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Shirley Beaver, RN, PhD, NEA-BC

Dean of the School of Nursing
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