Part-time Undergraduate Majors and Programs

Misericordia University's Adult Education programs recognize the special needs of the adult learner.

Classes are available to the adult learner during the early morning, day, late afternoon, evening, online, or weekends.

Additionally, as an official CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing site, Misericordia's acceptance of Prior Learning Assessment credits, and its transfer policy and articulation agreement with area community colleges helps students transfer and quickly attain credits towards their undergraduate degree.

The following undergraduate majors are available in the accelerated evening, online, and weekend formats. These and other majors are also offered in the traditional format.

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The curriculum of the Accounting major provides individuals with communication, critical thinking, analytical skills, and the technical proficiency need to become professional accountants.

Business Administration

Recognizing the ever-changing composition of the work force, the Business Administration program prepares students to recognize global changes and the ability to adapt to future needs.


The Management track of the Business Administration program provides students with a well rounded background in all aspects of business. It provides students with an understanding of the nature of society, familiarizing students with the American economic systems and the major functional areas of business.

Business Administration with a Minor Sequence

The Business Administration with a Minor Sequence degree is a flexible program that allows students to focus on a specific area of business to fashion their study to meet their unique professional and personal needs. Students can choose a Minor Sequence in Accounting, Management, Management Information Systems(MIS), or a pre-law specialization.

The program also allows adult students to build upon previous college credits or an associate's degree in a related major.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Degree with a specialization in MIS constitutes an interdisciplinary approach to modern information systems, providing strong foundations in business and computer science as they relate to business information management, development and operations.

The Information Technology program has also proven to be a viable second degree or certificate option for many adults wishing to change career paths.

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Mass Communications and Design

As an interdisciplinary program, the Mass Communications & Design major draws on the resources and faculty of business, English and instructional technology. Misericordia's Mass Communications & Design major prepares students for careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Print and Broadcast Journalism
  • Video and Studio Production
  • Writing for print media, radio, and television

The Mass Communications & Design program's eighteen credits of free electives are designed to give the adult student ample opportunity to hone these skills with a variety of specialized courses.


The English curriculum emphasizes the development of critical reading and writing skills as an essential preparation for professional life or graduate school. Students in English most often seek careers in writing, editing, journalism, law or teaching at the high school or college level. The English major gives nontraditional students the ability to adapt to different job markets and career changes.

There are 27 free elective credits available in the program, which allow adult students to build on previous college credits. Students also have the option of pursuing a pre-law specialization.

Professional Studies

The Professional Studies program allows adult students with previous college credits in career or technically-oriented programs to earn a bachelor's degree through additional studies. Individual programs of study are designed by the student with the assistance of the program director.


The History program's thirty-six credits of electives allow students to build on previous college credits, pursue double majors, concentrations and certificate programs. Students learn how history has contributed to the political, economic and social issues of the world in which we live.
The Political Science minor, which emphasizes political and legal systems and the structure of American government, is ideal for adult students pursuing careers such as paralegal or legal assistant. The pre-law specialization is also available within the History program.


The traumatic changes that mark our age and affect all people involve philosophical issues. Among the more compelling are questions of freedom, justice, personal authenticity and morality.

Philosophy majors can, with approval of their advisor, either select from various minors, and areas of concentration, pursue double majors, or select clusters of advanced courses from different disciplines in pursuit of a more integrated understanding.

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Health and Behavioral Sciences


Our second degree Nursing program option is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in another discipline. The program focuses on courses and prerequisites essential to nursing, assuming core curriculum requirements have already been met. Classes are available in daytime formats or our part-time, accelerated evening program for non-nurses.

Occupational Therapy

Entry-level MS Degree:The Weekend College Occupational Therapy program is specifically designed for students with a Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than Occupational Therapy or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs). Graduates are prepared to become entry-level occupational therapy practitioners and eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification on Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. Upon credentialing, occupational therapists are employed in clinics, hospitals, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, pediatric facilities, private practice, industrial centers and government agencies.


The Psychology major examines a wide range of topics that include learning, perception, motivation, cognition, animal behavior, child development and abnormal, social and community psychology. Studies include the development of important skills in research methodology, data analysis, critical thinking and communication. In addition, students complete a highly successful career seminar specifically designed to develop a personal and professional "career vision."

Social Work

Our nationally accredited Social Work program boasts an excellent reputation for preparing graduates with the knowledge, skills and value base that has been augmented by professional social work supervision in human service agencies. The Social Work major's focus on the "person in environment" paradigm uniquely prepares BSW graduates to work effectively with individuals, families, small groups, communities and organizations. The Social Work curriculum provides students with a professional foundation that is transferrable to different settings, population groups, and problem areas.

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