Women in the Social Sciences Academy


  • During their freshmen and sophomore years, students will complete the field experience aspect of the social sciences academy.  They will attend at least four field trips which will introduce students to the various career fields in the social sciences.
  • The second requirement is to take at least two elective classes in the social sciences area. Students may choose from psychology, sociology, The Holocaust and Women’s Rights/Civil Rights.  As a junior or senior, students will be required to complete at least one independent learning experience.  The experiences they choose will dictate which “Women In” distinction title they will earn at graduation.
  • Finally, students must apply for at least one social sciences scholarship and be accepted into a college with a social sciences major.
  • Based on their field experiences, students will be able to earn one of several distinctions at graduation.  These specialized diplomas will enable the Social Sciences Academy to help students narrow their interests and create lifelong friendships with other students who are seeking similar certificates at graduation.  These distinctions will help shape the field experiences available to the girls.


To learn more about the Social Sciences Academy, please contact Bridget Feyes.



"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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