Mercer Academics

Mercer Bears don't just learn. They master.

With an emphasis on service-learning, a Mercer education demands answers to difficult questions and empowers students to put purpose to their ideas, making a difference in the lives of others. It's true; at Mercer, everyone majors in changing the world.

Be Relevant

Mercer offers more than 65 undergraduate majors - which means more than 60 ways for you to discover your passion and explore it further.

Liberal Arts

  • Africana Studies
  • Art
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemical Commerce
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Global Development Studies
  • Global Health Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Information Science & Technology
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin
  • Law & Public Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Southern Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Women's & Gender Studies

Business and Economics

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Sports Marketing & Analytics


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Technical Communication


  • Early Childhood/Special Education - The Holistic Child
  • Middle Grades Education (4-8)
  • Music (P-12)
  • Secondary Education (7-12)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance

Health Professions

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Our 14 pre-professional tracks prepare students for graduate or professional school by pairing them with a pre-professional advisor who guides them through the class selection process to fulfill undergraduate prerequisites as well as the application process for graduate or professional school.

  • Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Podiatry
  • Theology
  • Veterinary Medicine

More than 1,700 students are currently pursuing advanced degrees at Mercer in a broad range of disciplines, from business to engineering, from law to medicine, and from pharmaceutical sciences to educational leadership, to name a few.

Business and Economics

  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MAcc/MBA
  • MBA in Healthcare
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
  • Professional MBA for Innovation


  • Master of Science in Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Management
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Software Engineering
  • Master of Science
    • Environmental Systems
    • Software Systems
    • Technical Communication Management
    • Technical Management
  • Certificate in Technical Communication


  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Middle Grades Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Secondary Education - STEM
  • Master of Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Higher Education Leadership
    • Independent and Charter School Leadership
    • Middle Grades Education
    • Reading Specialist
    • Secondary Education
  • Specialist in Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Teacher Leadership
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
  • PhD in Educational Leadership (P-12 or Higher Education)


  • Master of Music
    • Church Music
    • Collaborative Piano
    • Conducting
    • Performance

Health Professions

  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • PsyD in Clinical Medical Psychology


  • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
  • Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • PhD in Nursing


  • Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/MBA


  • Master of Family Therapy
  • Master of Science
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Preclinical Studies
  • Doctor of Medicine


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PharmD/MBA
  • PharmD/Master of Public Health
  • PharmD/Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • MDiv/MBA
  • MDiv/Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MDiv/Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Theological Studies/Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Social Enterprise
  • Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry

Evening, Weekend, & Online

  • Master of Science
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership
    • Health Informatics
    • Human Services
    • Organizational Leadership
    • School Counseling
  • Certificate in Health Informatics
  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Be Curious

Mercer's undergraduate programs offer distinctive academic and experiential opportunities that set our Bears apart and shape who they are and how they use their skills.

You have the option to pursue interests outside of your major and personalize your experience by taking a variety of classes among five of Mercer's colleges and schools. For example, pre-med students can fulfill their science prerequisites through the College of Liberal Arts while majoring in entrepreneurship in our Stetson School of Business & Economics to prepare for opening their own practice one day. This flexibility increases your ability to become a well-rounded student, better prepared to excel in graduate and professional school or to launch your career after graduation.

Be Driven

Our graduate and professional programs - on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah - are recognized nationally as some of the top programs in their respective fields. You can enhance your undergraduate education by working alongside professors engaged in industry-shaping research and learning from their experience while working on your bachelor's degree. Then, enjoy a seamless transition to graduate or professional school by enrolling in one or more of Mercer's advanced degree programs.

Combined Degree Programs

A unique option for students interested in furthering their education at Mercer is the combined degree program, which allows students to earn both their bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years in the following:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering + Master of Science in Engineering

Bachelor of Business Administration + Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration + Master of Accountancy

Qualified students interested in pursuing a Mercer law degree have the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and law degree in just six years, rather than the traditional seven, by enrolling in the 3+3 Accelerated Law Degree Program. Complete three years of undergraduate study in Mercer's College of Liberal Arts. Then begin your first year of law school, using law courses to fulfill your remaining elective undergraduate credits to earn your bachelor's degree.

Be Dynamic

Be Prepared

The Center for Career and Professional Development prepares students for success by providing help with interviews for graduate school and the hiring process, networking for internships, and hosting fairs for employment and graduate and professional school. Career Services also provides cover letter and résumé workshops, helping your documents stand apart from the others in the stack on the hiring manager's desk.

Mercer alumni can be found at industry leaders all over the world, including

Ernst & Young

The Coca-Cola Company


Delta Airlines

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

The Academic Resource Center provides drop-in tutoring for some of Mercer's more notorious subjects (such as chemistry and calculus), access to qualified writing tutors for help with writing assignments, and a place to study with access to computers and white boards until the wee hours of the morning.

Be Successful

Mercer cares about your success - both in and out of the classroom. Students have direct access to licensed professionals through our Counseling and Psychological Services, enabling students to gain support and personal counsel.

Through the Office of Access and Accommodation, the University provides support and accommodations for students with learning, physical, sensory, medical, and psychological disabilities.

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