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Become your best self at Merrimack.

Over 100 academic programs
Merrimack helps you discover your interests and turn them into a lifelong career. Merrimack offers a wealth of academic programs for you to pursue, including opportunities to major, minor, and double-major across disciplines. With the options available at Merrimack, you have the ability to craft a truly enriching academic journey.

Contemporary Catholic college with deep Augustinian roots
Students perform more than 30,000 service hours every year through organizations such as MerrimAction, Alternative Spring Break, and Relay For Life. Embodying the Augustinian values of service to others, our commitment to helping those in need allows students to grow and carry these values on for a lifetime.

Award-winning O’Brien Center for Student Success
Using our extensive career development services and resources, our career advisors work closely with you to help you mold your story and build your personal brand as a marketable future employee. They will also assist you in obtaining internships and co-ops that will enrich your education and elevate your understanding of your field of study. The result? Ninety-seven percent of Merrimack graduates are working full time or pursuing their master’s degree within nine months of graduation.

Small-town community, big-city access
Merrimack’s expansive 220-acre campus is located in a picturesque suburban community 25 miles from Boston. The latest additions to campus include two new residential villages; Writers House; Bloomberg-equipped markets lab; state-of-the-art health science, physics, and engineering labs; and a world-class athletic training facility.

Kevin Melanson ’08, Health Science
A 2008 Merrimack graduate, Kevin traveled to Haiti to form the Haiti Service Learning Initiative, a partnership that sends Merrimack engineering and athletic training students to Haiti to use their skills to improve living conditions and overall well-being of rural residents. Kevin now lives in Haiti full time, continuing to help educate and improve the Haitian communities as he did in the past as a Merrimack student and employee. “My involve
ment with the Haiti Service Learning Initiative helped me realize that serving people in need did not have to be part time.” 


• Location: North Andover, Massachusetts; students enjoy small-town perks and big-city access at Merrimack College. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston 25 miles away, Merrimack offers the best of both worlds.

• Type: Merrimack is a private Catholic college with an Augustinian heritage.

• Size of Campus: Welcoming campus on 220 acres

• Number of Students: 2,900 undergraduates

• Number of Faculty: 185 full-time faculty

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Merrimack’s four colleges (School of Education & Social Policy, School of Science & Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, Girard School of Business) offer more than 100 innovative academic programs.

• Geographic Diversity: Our students come from 32 states and 29 countries.

• Financial Aid: Merrimack provided $45 million in scholarships and financial aid to 97% of students in 2015–2016.

• Test Score Requirements: Merrimack is a test-optional school.

• Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action: November 15; Regular Decision: February 15; no application fee

Majors and Concentrations
• Art and Art History
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
- Ecology and Environmental Biology
- Integrative Biology (Pre-dental, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary)
- Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology

• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Finance
- International Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Sport Management

• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Digital Design
• Economics
• Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- High School Education
- Middle School Education
- Moderate Disabilities
• Electrical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
• English
- Creative Writing
- Literary Studies

• Environmental Studies and Sustainability
• Exercise Science
• French
• Health Science
- Nutrition
- Public Health

• History
• Human Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Moderate Disabilities
- Psychology
- School and Society

• Information Technology
• International Studies
• Italian Studies
• Mathematics
• Mathematics Economics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Philosophy
• Physics
- Embedded Controller
• Political Science
- Moral and Political
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
- Religious Studies
- Theological Studies

• Romance Languages
• Self-Designed Major
• Social Justice
• Sociology
• Spanish
• STEM Education
• Theater Arts
• Undeclared
• Women’s and Gender Studies