Academic Programs

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.

Associate of Science and Certificate 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.

Five of the nine associate degrees here at Mercy College – nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiological technology, diagnostic medical sonography, polysomnographic technology – will require you to enroll for 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 healthcare employers.

Quick Info

Robert J. Loch, PhD, MBA, CNMT
Dean of the School of Allied Health
(515) 643-6779
Fax (515) 643-6698
rloch@mercydesmoines.org

Jeannine Matz

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
(515) 643-6703
Fax (515) 643-6698
jmatz@mercydesmoines.org
 

Shirley Beaver, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
Dean of the School of Nursing
(515) 643-6615
Fax (515) 643-6698
sbeaver@mercydesmoines.org