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  • A.A. in Liberal Arts

    A.A. in Liberal Arts
    Explore Liberal Arts at Mercy College.
    Degree:
    A.A.
    School:
    School of Liberal Arts
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan & Online
    Credits:
    60

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Liberal Arts A.A. Curriculum

Associate in Arts 60 Credits
Total 60 Credits

Students who choose the Associate in Arts must complete:

English (6 credits)

  • ENGL 110 Elements of Exposition*
  • ENGL 111 Written Engl/Lit Studies I**
  • ENGL 112 Written Engl & Lit Studies II**

*ENGL 110 is a Co-requisite for ENGL 111, if required due to English placement.

**ENGL 190 and/or ENGL 191 Honors English I & II fulfill this requirement.

Ethical Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose from PHIL 110, 112, RELG 109, 111, 112

Speech (3 credits)

Prerequisite ENGL 110 or placement at ENGL 111

  • SPCM 110 Oral Communications
  • SPCM 190 Honors Speech

Historical and Global Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose from POLS 101, HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 117-119

Math (3 credits)

  • MATH 115 Math for Liberal Arts
  • or
  • MATH 116 College Algebra
  • or
  • MATH 201 Precalculus

Check major requirements.

Mathematics and Information Technology (3 credits)

Choose CIS/MATH 120 if required for major additional MATH class 115-231

Critical Inquiry (3 credits)

  • CINQ 101

Waived for transfer students with 30+ credits.

Must substitute an additional Liberal Arts course.

Scientific Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose from BIOL 110 - 161; BIOL 200, 222, 226; CHEM 110 - 161; PHYS 110 - 161; PHSC 110, 111; SINC 110

Junior Seminar (3 credits)

  • JRSM 301 Junior Seminar

Students will register for the course after completing 60 credits and before attaining 91 credits. Waived for students with prior bachelor's degree. Must substitute an additional Liberal Arts course. 

Prerequisites: ENGL 112; SPCM 110; MATH 115 or 116

Social Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose from PSYN 101; SOCL 101; ECON 115, 120 or other approved course

Literature and Communication (3 credits)

Choose one course from ENGL 217,220, 239, 268, 275, 295; SPCM 144; HUMN 216

The Arts (3 credits)

Choose ARTT 107; MUSI 107; MUSI 103, 104, 107, 218, 260, 271 or MEDA 209, 211

Language and Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose one intermediate-level language course

SPAN 116; FREN 116; ITAL 116; AMSL 116 or other foreing language or (American Sign Language) or SPAN 225 or SPAN 275.

Additional Liberal Arts (18 credits)

Under advisements choose additional liberal arts courses from any of the areas above to complete the 60-credit Liberal Arts core.

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What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Liberal Arts Overview

Learn more about the program in the Curriculum section.

Liberal Arts FAQS

What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.