Mercy School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College teaches students how to think critically and creatively as the foundation for lifelong learning. Mercy College offer programs in academic areas such as Criminal Justice and Legal Studies as well as areas in Sociology and Psychology.

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Mercy College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Overview

For students who choose to move onto a social and behavioural sciences related degree following their first year International Undergraduate Program, you will then be taught by experts in their field, with real-world practical knowledge, so that when you graduate you will be prepared to succeed in your future career.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues, or working in a large organization, Mercy College teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.

Key Information



4 Years:

1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree

Start Dates

May 2024

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
MCI Undergraduate Pathway (3 semester) IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component
MCI Undergraduate Pathway (2 semester) IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
MCI Undergraduate Pathway (2 semester) IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component

Your pathway to Mercy College

Our unique international pathway is a tailored program of English language and cultural support during your first year. Alongside this you will study an integrated general studies, the same for all students across Mercy College during their first year. You will learn social, academic, and professional skills that will help you progress onto chosen your specialism degree in year 2.

Continuation Degrees

After you have studied your first year with our integrated International Undergraduate program you can then progress onto your chosen speciality degree at Mercy College.

BSc (Hons)
Immerse yourself in the study of people, culture and society. Learn about the key social factors that influence groups and organizations and develop skills in research and data analysis.
BSc (Hons)
Legal Studies, Political Science
Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program is for students interested in law school, or a career in politics and public administration, or in pursuing a graduate degree.
BSc (Hons)
Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies
Mercy College offers a four-year Bachelor’s Degree program in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies. The Bachelor's Degree program in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association.
BSc (Hons)
Legal Studies
Mercy’s legal studies program prepares graduates for careers in law by providing a strong undergraduate education emphasizing communication, leadership, technology and ethics.
BSc (Hons)
International Relations and Diplomacy
For the student who hopes to one day become a player in world affairs, this major offers the academic and hands-on training to shape the international issues and events of our time. Students will get a solid grounding in the art and science of diplomacy.
BSc (Hons)
Criminal Justice, Homeland Security
Develop a foundation in criminal justice and homeland security to find employment in federal, state and local agencies as well as in the private security field.
BSc (Hons)
Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigations
Develop a foundation in criminal profiles, managing and documenting evidence, and the justice system.
BSc (Hons)
Criminal Justice
The 4-year Criminal Justice major will prepare you for the profession or help you advance if you're already in it.
BSc (Hons)
Behavioral Science, Health Services Management
The Health Services Management specialization focuses your major and gives you knowledge and experiences that are directed toward an eventual goal of being a health services administrator.
BSc (Hons)
Behavioral Science, Community Health
The Behavioral Science Major with Specialization in Community Health is designed for people who are interested in improving the health and well being of people in the community.
BSc (Hons)
Behavioral Science
The Behavioral Science multidisciplinary major primarily uses Psychology and Sociology as its foundation to explore human behavior.

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