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Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA 2-Year Grad Private
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Samuel Merritt University Academics

Samuel Merritt University requires a minimum of 61 credits 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. Samuel Merritt University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Samuel Merritt University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Samuel Merritt University 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: Samuel Merritt University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Samuel Merritt University?

Samuel Merritt University 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 do not have to take a computer class.

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

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

Majors at Samuel Merritt University

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

Student Designed Majors

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

Senior Projects

Samuel Merritt University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University does not offer double majors. Students must choose one area of study to focus on.

Frequently Asked Questions About Samuel Merritt University

Does Samuel Merritt University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Samuel Merritt University 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 Samuel Merritt University Have An Online Program?

✅ Samuel Merritt University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Samuel Merritt University Offer AP Credit?

✅ Samuel Merritt University 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 Samuel Merritt University Have An Honors Program?

❌ Samuel Merritt University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Samuel Merritt University Require Internships?

✅ Samuel Merritt University requires an internship for all students.

Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't. While Samuel Merritt University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University Library

The main library on campus is the John A. Graziano Memorial Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Samuel Merritt University

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

Samuel Merritt University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Samuel Merritt University have any ROTC programs?

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

Samuel Merritt University does not have any ROTC programs.

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