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.



"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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