Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University says, "General Education is designed to help students cultivate and refine habits of mind that prepare them to contribute constructively and meaningfully to society. Toward this end, General Education strives to instill in persons broader perspectives while empowering them to find fuller and richer citizenship in a world in which different cultures, social institutions, and technologies intersect in multiple and diverse ways."(Pg. 85) [Source]

  • Website:http://www.mercer.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:4,706
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:49%
  • Tuition & Fees:$35,130 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities/Fine Arts" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities/Fine Arts" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Behavioral/Social Science" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    YES
  • 7. Science

    YES
  • Additional Information

    Notably, Mercer offers an alternative general education track in the form of their Great Books Program, which gives students the option of completing their Core requirements through engagement with canonical literary, philosophical, and historical texts.

Curriculum last evaluated: 02/27/2017

C

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