Core Requirements

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CORE REQUIREMENTS


Mercy College's academic Core requirements reflect our Core Values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. These values underline our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission, rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy. These general education courses challenge you to think critically and independently, increase social and global consciousness, embrace change, and make informed decisions. Our Core requirements provide a broad foundation on which to develop your intellectual and cognitive capabilities, cultural and moral awareness, and integrative abilities to connect diverse bodies of knowledge.

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CORE REQUIREMENTS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE


Natural Science (4 cr)

Math or Statistics (3 cr)

Social Science (3 cr)

Communication (7 cr)

  • Composition (6 cr)
  • Speech (1 cr)

Humanities (3 cr)

Servant Leadership (3 cr)

Core Elective (6 cr)

​TOTAL: 29 CREDITS (100 LEVEL OR HIGHER)

CORE REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR’S DEGREE


For all bachelor’s degree programs, a minimum of 30 credits must be upper division courses (300 and 400 level).

Natural Science (7 cr)

Math or Statistics (6 cr)

Social Science (6 cr)

Communication (7 cr)

  • Composition (6 cr)
  • Speech (1 cr)

Humanities (6 cr)

  • Philosophy or Religion (3 cr)
  • Humanities (3 cr)

Cultural Appreciation and Diversity (3 cr)

Servant Leadership (3 cr)

Core Elective (3 cr)

TOTAL: 41 CREDITS
CORE REQUIREMENT

SERVANT LEADERSHIP


Mercy College's Servant Leadership course will inspire you to embrace practices that enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations, and ultimately create a more just and caring world.

 

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