Choose from 13 arts and sciences degrees at Gwynedd Mercy University

Arts & Sciences Degree Programs - GMercyU School of Arts & Sciences


GMercyU’s School of Arts and Sciences will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a competitive marketplace. With small classes taught by experienced faculty, you will focus on today’s in-demand skills, such as communication, ethics, problem-solving, research and critical thinking.

Whether you choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in biology, criminal justice, psychology or one of our other programs in the humanities, arts or sciences, you will find a strong network of support and a real commitment to helping you make a difference – in your life and in the lives of others. 

E-STEM Scholarship Program 

Funded by the National Science Foundation, our Ethics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (E-STEM) Scholarship Program provides students who are interested in pursuing a career in biology, computer information science or mathematics the opportunity to receive an annual need-based scholarship of $3,000 or $8,000.

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Degrees Offered Through GMercyU’s School of Arts and Sciences:

Each of the following undergraduate degree programs are offered on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa. 

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Gerontology 

Bachelor of Science in Biology*+

Bachelor of Arts in Communication 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science+

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts in History*

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Human Services 

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics*+

Associate of Science in Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology 

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 

*Students who major in biology, history, or mathematics can pursue Secondary Education Teacher Certification.

+Students who major in biology, computer information science or mathematics are invited to participate in our E-STEM program and may be eligible for a special E-STEM scholarship funded through the National Science Foundation.

Some programs offered by the School of Arts & Sciences may require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, specific immunizations, and other health-related clearances to participate in experiential learning required as part of your undergraduate curriculum.  In addition, some careers require a criminal background check and/or certain immunizations as a condition of employment.  See the undergraduate catalog for more information.

Honors Program

Gwynedd Mercy University’s Honors Program provides academically accomplished students a chance to work closely with faculty and other talented students on a rigorous curriculum designed to challenge and inspire them.  To learn more, visit our Honors Program page.

Internship Opportunities 

GMercyU students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships at some of the area’s top companies, such as ESPN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), WHYY, and the Office of the Attorney General, among others.

Small Classes Taught by Expert Faculty

If you’re looking for experienced faculty who will take a genuine interest in you, GMercyU is the place to go.  Our small classes offer plenty of opportunities for you to get to know your professors and for them to get to know you.  Our faculty also have a wide network of professional contacts so you can build your network before you graduate.

Invasion of the Sea Urchins 

In GMercyU's Developmental Biology class, students gained hands-on experience by experimenting with live sea urchins. Students studied the process of fertilization by collecting gametes from the sea urchins and mixing the sperm and egg together.

Research Opportunities

Many students in the School of Arts & Sciences work closely with faculty members on original research projects, and are invited to present at and attend the Undergraduate Research Conference held in April. 

State-of-the-art Facilities

Gwynedd Mercy University’s School of Arts and Sciences offers access to fully equipped science laboratories and advanced classroom technology.