Class Visits

Designed to showcase Mercer’s top-tier academics, class visits are open exclusively to high school seniors and transfer students and allow you to see the hands-on learning approach that makes the Mercer University classroom experience unlike any other.

To schedule your class visit, contact James Hulett in the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.2659 or And while you’re on campus, consider registering for a campus tour, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring guests?
You are more than welcome to bring guests to campus with you, but they will not be able to attend class with you.
Can I take a campus tour?
Of course! You will have the option to attend our daily information session and campus tour at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Please keep in mind your selected class starting time. The tour takes about 2 hours from start to finish, so make sure to allow yourself enough space to make it to class on time!
What should I bring with me?
There is no need to bring any materials with you. Some students may choose to bring a notebook and pen so they can take notes while in class, but these are not required.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available at the Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center. Please park in the spots marked as “Reserved for Future Bears.” Get directions.
How will I find my class?
When you arrive at the Admissions and Welcome Center, you will receive a schedule from one of our student staff members at the front desk. They will walk you to your building and help you find your class!

Sample Courses

American Music History

This class will explore stylistic and historical developments of the 19th century and their implications for composition within Romantic and post-Romantic musical idioms.

Among Gods & Heroes

In this introductory course of the Great Books Program, selfhood will be explored through the prism of foundational works of the ancient Greeks, including works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Plato.

Beginning French II

Open to students with little or no previous instruction in French, this course enables students to attain a basic competency in all language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture.

Beginning Spanish I

Open to students with little or no previous instruction in Spanish, this course provides students with a fundamental competency in Spanish language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Calculus I

Topics in this course include functions involving limits, continuity, derivatives, and antiderivatives. Consider this class if you want to major in math, engineering, or physics.

Economics of Sports

Topics in this course include the expansion of leagues, the economic impact of new stadiums, the economics of the media and sport, labor market issues of free agency, NCAA rules, and collegiate sports.

Engaging the New Testament

Offered through the religion department, this course gives students an introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the New Testament.

Engaging the Old Testament

In this course offered by Mercer's religion department, students receive an introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament.

General Chemistry I

This course introduces the foundational methods of science and principles of chemistry, such as states of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, oxidation and reduction, solutions, acids and bases, kinetic molecular theory, and gas laws.

Graphic Design II

An intermediate course emphasizing creative solutions to design problems using text and images. This course will also cover contemporary design issues and graphic design history.

Hacking the Media

This course is designed to equip journalism and media studies students with foundation technical knowledge and enable them to construct a wide variety of digital solutions for news and information dissemination.

Holistic Child I

This course provides an overview of the social, philosophical, historical, legal, and psychological issues in education.

Introduction to American Government

This course will allow students to study the structure, organization, power, and procedure of the workings of the American government and political process.

Introduction to Engineering Design

Student teams pursue design projects that incorporate problem identification, information gathering, development of alternative solutions, merit analysis, decision presentation, implementation, testing, and redesign.

Introduction to Global Health

This course examines the global burden of disease and the complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences, and treatments of disease.

Introduction to International Relations

This course surveys the diplomatic, military, economic, legal, and organizational theories and variables that shape our understanding of relations between countries.

Introduction to Physics I

This course covers algebra-based physics, which includes topics such as motion, forces, mechanical, and heat energy.

Introduction to Psychology

This orientation course educates students on the different types of subdisciplines in psychology, such as biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, industrial, personality, social, and many others.

Introduction to Southern Studies

This course defines the American South by studying its people, environment, and culture.

Journalism and Media Studies Boot Camp

This course prepares students for journalistic writing and multimedia production in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Students learn basic journalism and media ethics, video and still photography, and audio production.

Principles of Macroeconomics

The course requires the study and analysis of national income accounting, income determination theory, money and monetary policy, fiscal policy, international trade, and the theory of economic growth.

Principles of Microeconomics

This course requires the study of the basic tools of economic analysis and principles necessary to appreciate economic relationships, business behavior, and consumer behavior.


This course introduces the properties of substances, open and closed systems, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics.

Understanding Self & Others

This subject matter will confront students’ conceptions of selfhood, their relationships with others, the moral and ethical values that guide them, and the influences that shape the formation of identities.

U.S. in the Founding Era 1763-1815

Study the formation and establishment of the United States in the years of the American Revolution and the Early Republic.

Western Histories

In this thematic introduction to historical thinking spanning the major eras of Western history, students examine the West’s development in a global context, considering how historians pose questions, use evidence, and propose interpretations.

Young Adult Literature

Areas of focus include a survey of the different genres of young adult literature, utilization of young adult literature in all content areas in the middle and secondary schools, and censorship.

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