How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Will you accept transfer credits toward the major?
Yes, we will review courses from accredited institutions and accept up to 18 credits in transfer toward the major.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1-800-MERCY NY 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.
Why should I major in Legal Studies with a Specialization in Political Science?
The Legal Studies major with a Specialization in Political Science is for students interested in government or attending law school. The program is designed to help students develop the oral communication, writing and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in government and in the legal community.
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 workplace experience.