University description (as per official university website)
Intellectual development and strong career preparation are the twin anchors of academic life at Mount Mercy College, a Catholic four-year co-educational college founded by the Sisters of Mercy. Students take a core of liberal arts courses that provide a comprehensive foundation. Areas of study the Mount Mercy faculty considers basic to a well-educated person are English, fine arts, history, mathematics, multicultural studies, natural science, philosophy, religious studies, social science and speech/drama. The college offers over 35 majors in both liberal arts and professional programs as well as graduate education after baccalaureate.
The Sisters of Mercy founded Mount Mercy College to provide the young women with a liberal arts based education that would prepare them for a job. In 1968 the Sisters of Mercy transferred their legal authority and responsibility to a self-perpetuating independent board of which three members would always be Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy became co-educational in 1969. The school continues under the spiritual and intellectual auspices of the Sisters of Mercy, whose commitment is to "serve human needs where they exist."
• Applied Philosophy
• Business Administration
• Human Resource Mgmt
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
Early Childhood PreK-K
• Health Services Administration
• International Studies
• Management Information Systems
• Medical Technology
• Outdoor Conservation
• Political Science
• Pre-Professional Programs
• Public Relations
• Religious Studies
• Social Work
Graduate Programs at Mount Mercy:
For new students, academic scholarships are automatically awarded on the basis of previous academic performance. A separate application for academic scholarships is not required, with the exception of the Holland Scholarship.
Institutional Scholarship Overview
Each year, Mount Mercy College awards scholarships totaling more than five million dollars to enrolled students. In addition to academic scholarships, departmental scholarships are awarded in the areas of art, social work, speech/drama, and vocal music. In order to retain the scholarships, students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average and specific departmental requirements.