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Colleges / University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

Detroit Mercy Academics

University of Detroit Mercy requires a minimum of 126 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Detroit Mercy accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Detroit Mercy has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 67% of students who start college at Detroit Mercy complete all the credits required within six years.

Detroit Mercy offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Detroit Mercy may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Detroit Mercy?

Detroit Mercy has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Detroit Mercy.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with Detroit Mercy directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Detroit Mercy

When choosing a major, Detroit Mercy students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Detroit Mercy.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Detroit Mercy does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About University of Detroit Mercy

Does Detroit Mercy Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Detroit Mercy does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Detroit Mercy Offer Online Classes?

✅ Detroit Mercy has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Detroit Mercy Offer AP Credit?

✅ Detroit Mercy offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Detroit Mercy Have An Honors Program?

✅ Detroit Mercy offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Detroit Mercy Require Internships?

🟨 Detroit Mercy does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy Library

The main library on campus is the McNichols Campus Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Detroit Mercy

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Detroit Mercy does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Detroit Mercy have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Detroit Mercy does not have any ROTC programs.

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