Liberal Arts

Build the foundation for your future.

Still deciding on your path? The Liberal Arts program at Mercyhurst North East is the best way to better understand what you want out of a career. By taking a variety of courses, you’ll learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and problem solve efficiently, all while discovering your true calling. Plus, with concentrations in communications, new media, and science, you can get a jumpstart on a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or other fields. Intended to lead to a four-year degree, the degree requirements for this program include 20 courses from a wide array of disciplines, to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge of cultural and social areas, the sciences, and the arts. 

Did You Know?

Liberal Arts builds skills in communication that are not only helpful but vital in every workplace setting.

Did You Know?

The flexible program allows for busy parents and student-athletes to easily coordinate their schedules around their other daily responsibilities.

Did You Know?

The Liberal Arts program serves as an excellent foundation on which to base future career decisions.


Sample Course


British Classics
Study the major writers in the history of England like Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, and others, with attention given to their individual achievement and to contributions to English literary and cultural development.

Human Biology
Complete this basic biological study of man by examining human evolution, organ systems, genetics, behavior, and human interaction with the environment.

Experiences & Outcomes

Flexibility

The Liberal Arts Program is ideal for anyone looking for exposure to a variety of arts and sciences before selecting on an official major, and is flexible enough to allow room for many different courses.

Capstone Experience

Each student must complete a capstone experience, whether it is an internship for credit or a final project that encompasses the knowledge learned in his or her years of study.

Transfer to Erie

Our Internal Transfer Scholarship allows North East students to complete their studies at our Mercyhurst Erie campus and possibly earn up to $18,000 depending on GPA.

Audrey Forbes-Cardinali
Claudia Matz
Instructor of English
Diane Onorato
Instructor of English
Jacob Lanyon
Instructor of English
Jim Beaulieu
Kari Dundore Shrout
Director, Mercyhurst North East Biology Department
Kelly Lucore
Patrick Doyle
Patti Sullivan
Music director, Instructor of arts
Tim Johnson