Bachelor of Science Programs
Mercy College offers three bachelor of science completion programs, each of which allows you to continue working while pursuing a college degree. These programs have been built and designed for people who have completed their associate's degree and/or hold a health care certification. The programs are based upon a foundation of liberal arts and sciences that is essential for an informed and productive career.
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program designed to prepare students for graduate school, including but not limited to medical, physician assistant, physical therapy or dentisty school.
In addition, the School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrated Option to assist students without a registered nurse license but many of the necessary liberal arts and science college credits to allow them to focus on completing the associate of science and bachelor of science in nursing professional courses during a three-year program of study.
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 completion programs, like those offered by Mercy College.
Generally, an associate degree can be earned in two years. Four of the programs here at Mercy – nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiological technology and diagnostic medical sonography – 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.