Creating a 4 Year Academic Plan
Outline the Four-Year Plan
Evaluate Previous Credit EarnedList any college-level credit earned before your enrollment at Mercer (IB, AP, dual-enrollment, and transfer credit received and evaluated by Mercer's Registrar's Office). View your evaluated transfer credit outlined on your unofficial transcript, available on your MyMercer account under the "Self-Help Center." Place these courses and their Mercer equivalencies in the "Transfer Credit" section on the Four-Year Plan.
List First Semester Coursework
Review Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Construct the Four-Year Plan
Four-Year Plan Considerations
Point of Reference
General Education Coursework
General education courses exist to provide curricular exploration and experiential development. These courses supplement major, minor, and specialization coursework by offering an overview of several broad knowledge bases.
When adding these courses to a Four-Year Plan, space them appropriately to supplement major coursework and additional classes.
Review the general education requirements for each of the colleges and schools below.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business:
School of Engineering:
Tift College of Education:
Townsend School of Music:
College of Health Professions:
Each college or school within Mercer University offers a wide variety of majors. Seek assistance from an academic advisor in determining course progression within your major as you work toward graduation.
The University Catalog>> outlines each academic requirement, organized first by college or school, and then by major in alphabetical order.
Additionally, academic program checklists (tools used to further identify which courses should be taken each semester) are also offered online through the college or school's website.
Note: Ensure the checklists are up-to-date and fully reflect the academic requirements listed in the University Catalog.
Additional Depth Requirement
Students studying within the College of Liberal Arts also complete an Additional Depth of Understanding requirement (minimum of 15 credit hours). These courses promote depth of understanding outside the major. This requirement can be fulfilled by earning a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in one of the following:
(1) A second major in another discipline;
|Reference the University Catalog>> to consider which coursework should be added to your Four-Year Plan to achieve the Additional Depth of Understanding requirement needed for College of Liberal Arts students.
|Students wishing to enter a professional school after completing their work at Mercer University are considered to be on a "pre-professional track." Additionally, if students are a part of an Accelerated Special Consideration Program, they need to uphold the proper course progression that allows for continued program eligibility.
|View the track-specific academic requirements>> and incorporate them into your Four-Year Plan.