School of Liberal Arts

Mercy College


The School of Liberal Arts is the heart of Mercy College, providing the cornerstone of a rigorous college education. We prepare students with the skills that will last a lifetime, not just help you reach your first job.

Problem-solving, critical thinking, effective communication, creative expression, mathematical and computer literacy - these are the skills that employers are seeking now more than ever, particularly for jobs that do not yet exist in our world of rapidly changing technologies. In fact, it's true that the lifetime earnings and career pathways of a student grounded in the liberal arts often surpass the earning capacity of those who are narrowly trained. The values of liberal learning lie in higher-order learning that is essential for real-world problem-solving.