Active. Alive. Energized.
The School of Liberal Arts encompasses the humanities and the social sciences, each of which includes a range of disciplines distinguished by their focus of inquiry and by their perspectives and methodologies.
Here, your learning will be alive, active and energized, whether it’s spirited classroom discussions, a service-learning project, study abroad, internships or co-op placements.
YOU GOTTA HAVE ARTS
Within our multiple academic departments, the School of Liberal Arts offers a number of majors and minors across a broad spectrum of the humanities and social sciences.
Imagine Studying in the School of Liberal Arts
Here, you’ll link theory, research, and practice to make an impact in the classroom, in your community, and around the world. Featuring classes taught by highly experienced faculty, the School of Liberal Arts is the perfect place for you to make your mark.
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No Major? No Problem. Explore or Discover Program.
Studies reveal that 20 to 50 percent of undergraduates come to college not knowing what they want to major in. That makes so-called undeclareds one of the largest majors on campus. To assist these students, Merrimack has created the academic advising program Discover. We’ll meet beginning your first semester on campus and set you on a path to discover the major that’s right for you!
Merrimack Sociology Associate Professor Maps Out Political Unrest in Chicago for New Book
Daniel Herda collaborated on numerous research papers on Chicago’s policing and racial segregation prior to the publication of “Chicago’s Reckoning.”
NOTABLE & QUOTABLE
Dr. Daniel Herda, chair and associate professor in the Department of Sociology, recently published a book titled “Chicago’s Reckoning,” which discusses the complicated history of race, politics, and policing in Chicago to explain how crime works from the top down through urban political machines and the elite figures who dominate them. The book was just awarded the American Society of Criminology Division of Communities and Places’s James Short Senior Scholar Award.
Centers of Attention
Four important learning centers are embedded in or affiliated with the School of Liberal Arts, each providing opportunities for learning, exploration and growth.
Which ones interest you most?
of 2021 liberal arts graduates had a job or participated in service or graduate programs within nine months of graduation.
of 2021 liberal arts graduates attended graduate school, including Boston College, New England School of Law, Villanova University and Merrimack.
Key hiring companies include Fidelity Investments, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, TJX Companies.