Postgraduate Opportunities

Reach your career goals after graduation

When you graduate with a Southern Studies degree from Mercer University, you will be prepared for your next steps, whether it’s directly entering the workforce or enrolling in a graduate program. As an interdisciplinary major, you boast a diverse skillset while learning to be a critical reader, writer, and thinker. These versatile skills can be applied to a number of career opportunities. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Historic preservation
  • Journalism

We offer a number of internship opportunities to help discover your passions and find the career path for you. Be sure to speak with a faculty member about your career goals and we will be happy to assist you in finding the best opportunities.

Graduate school options

For graduates interested in enrolling in a graduate or professional program, our major also serves as an excellent stepping stone to success. You will graduate with the ability to engage with new ideas and perspectives, which are key skills for succeeding in a graduate program. Many of our Southern Studies graduates have pursued graduate degrees in:

  • English
  • History
  • Law

If you are interested in enrolling in graduate school, our faculty will be happy to help with the process and prepare you for your next challenge.