College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

We are a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to learning and service through the practice of intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue and responsible citizenry. As the oldest of the University’s colleges, the College remains Mercer University’s academic cornerstone.


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Academic Programs

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers majors in over 30 areas of study, including more than a dozen pre-professional academic tracks, with classes taught by an outstanding faculty of scholars.

Art Program
A student in a chemistry lab

At Mercer I learned how to tell a story effectively, and I think that’s really key when you’re doing any sort of project, whether it’s audio or written.

Katie Atkinson, Journalism, '19

Katie Atkinson

The professors truly expanded my career options. My experience at Mercer prepared me to tour the nation as a performance poet, launch a career as a poetry editor/publisher, and organize poetry events in Philadelphia.

Christopher K. P. Brown, English, '07

Christopher K.P. Brown

I couldn't have achieved being named an Amgen Scholar without the foundation I've gained through my participation in undergraduate research at Mercer. ... Genetic research has personally impacted my life, and it is my belief that the next great breakthrough in medicine will be through the field of genetics and personalized medicine.

Jessica Resnick, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, '18

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

Mercer University has outstanding pre-professional programs for students who plan to pursue professional degrees. Mercer provides undergraduate students with an excellent foundation of knowledge and skills to succeed in the most rigorous of professional programs.

Centers & Initiatives

Reg Murphy Center for Collaborative Journalism

The Reg Murphy Center for Collaborative Journalism is a unique community media collaborative combining Mercer’s liberal arts-based Journalism and Media Studies programs with the professional expertise of journalists from local media outlets.

McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles

The McDonald Center supplements Mercer's liberal arts program with a commitment to the foundational texts and ideas that shaped Western civilization and the American political order, revitalizing conversations about citizenship; human rights; and political, economic, and religious freedom.

Spencer B. King, Jr. Center for Southern Studies

The Center for Southern Studies promotes interdisciplinary examination of the South by cultivating open and engaging dialogue representative of different perspectives and experiences. Teaching the Southern Studies major is the core of the Center's work.