Prepare to make a difference

As a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll benefit from the community feel of a small school while also having access to cutting-edge resources in the city of Pittsburgh. As you prepare to become competitive in today’s job market, you’ll gain many opportunities to broaden your perspective on life, its challenges, and its rewards. Whether you’re seeking an undergraduate degree to begin a new career or wanting to pursue graduate studies to advance your capabilities and earning potential, Carlow’s College of Arts and Sciences is the place to be.

Exceptionally dedicated teachers and advisors, who are active in their fields, are equipped to deliver a highly personalized educational experience that meets your particular needs and supports your future direction. Through outstanding faculty, you’ll deepen your understanding of the educational, cultural, historical, and spiritual forces that shape our existence. You’ll become prepared to make a difference and acquire the skills to stand out. Through programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll build and apply knowledge that positively impacts the region, the nation, and the world.

Department of Art, Communication & English

Undergraduate Programs

Art Major
Creative Writing
Theatre (Minor)
Women’s and Gender Studies (Minor)  

Graduate Programs

Art (MA)
Creative Writing (MFA)  

Department of Education & Liberal Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Art Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Development and Learning
Liberal Studies
Special Education  

Graduate Programs

Art Education (MEd)
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
Early Childhood Education (MEd)
Educational Leadership with Principal Certification Prep (MEd)
Reading Specialist (MEd)
Secondary Education (MEd)
Special Education (MEd)  

Department of Analytical, Physical & Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Data Analytics
Political Science
Social Work  

Graduate Programs

Social Work (MSW)
Dual Degree: MSW/MBA - Online

Department of Business Management, Accounting & Ethics

Undergraduate Programs

Business Management
Business Management - Online
Forensic Accounting
Human Resource Management

Graduate Programs

Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration (MBA) - Online
Executive MBA - Online      

Department of Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavioral Neuroscience: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Concentration
Biology: Cytotechnology [3+1]
Biology: Environmental Science & Management [3/2]
Health Sciences-- New! 3-year degree
Pre-Med, Pharmacy, Dentistry  

Graduate Programs

Cardiovascular Perfusion (MS)  

Department of Psychology, Counseling & Criminology

Undergraduate Programs

Theology (Minor)  

Graduate Programs

Counseling Psychology (PsyD)
Fraud and Forensics (MS)
Professional Counseling (MS)
Psychology (MAP)

Graduate Certificates

One flat rate, high-quality upskilling

Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Autism Teaching
Dyslexia Teaching
Early Childhood Leadership
Online Teaching
STEM Teaching
Cyber Threat Research & Analytics
Fraud and Forensics
Healthcare Management
Human Resources
Project Management  

Outcomes (2017-2018)

95% of job-seeking graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences found employment immediately after graduation. The outcome rate of those seeking continued education was 93%. The median full-time salary for graduates was $37,000. Grads found employment in such organizations as Duke University Hospital, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, BNYMellon, Gateway Rehab, JP Morgan Chase, University of Pittsburgh Child Development Center and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. For more information about outcomes, check out our #ClearlyCarlow page.


Matthew E. Gordley, PhD