In collaboration with Duquesne University’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Carlow students interested in applied ecology may complete a five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program. Students complete required biology/organismal biology and ecological courses in residence at Carlow. During the third academic year, qualified students apply for admission to the Master of Science program. Those admitted complete their fourth and fifth years in residence at Duquesne University.
At the conclusion of the fourth year, students will have earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Carlow. Upon completion of the fifth year, students will have earned a Master of Science degree in environmental science and management from Duquesne University. Examples of courses taken in the master’s degree component include environmental microbiology, environmental toxicology, air quality, business ethics, environmental management, and environmental law. The students graduating in this collaborative program are broadly trained scientists. They have the same credentials as other biology students and can pursue those relevant careers. Additionally, with the master’s degree training, students have the skills required for careers in industry, regulatory agencies, academia, and the public policy arena.