Cultivate the artist in you and nurture your aesthetic spirit

Mastery of the elements of form is essential to becoming a great artist. With a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing from Carlow University, you will cultivate a solid foundation in technique, form and concept.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Painting and drawing major curriculum

You will spend six semesters studying painting in depth, and will examine more advanced issues centered around two-dimensional art and concept development through still life and landscape, figure, street art and illustration.

As you advance in the major, you will be able to participate in a mentorship program and focus your educational experience on your personal interests. On-campus instruction includes access to the 2D studio.

Quick Facts

  • Tailor advanced classes to your interests
  • Be mentored by instructors
  • Put your skills to work in our art studios
  • Gain professional experience at our on-campus art gallery
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Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Painting and Drawing

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, from 2019 to 2029, employment for multimedia artists and animators will grow 4%, largely fueled by demand from the movie, television and video game industries.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Painting & Drawing faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Learn to effect change: MBA in Leadership and Management 

You can learn to motivate and develop a workforce, identify market opportunities and challenges, prevent and solve problems, maintain fiscal responsibility, and establish a culture of dignity, respect and ethical behavior in the workplace with a master’s in organizational leadership.

In this master’s program, you will gain insight into management and leadership styles while designing your own concentration through a selection of course electives. The program is designed with the flexibility, knowledge and real-world experiences that modern leaders need to advance in their careers.

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Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Leadership and Management curriculum

Courses focus on the fundamentals of strategies and issues associated with global business and understanding the role of human resources professionals as key organizational stakeholders. You will combine experiential  learning with academic theory by participating in an internship in a professional managerial setting.

Quick facts

  • Design your MBA experience along the way
  • Learn via a blend of scholarly and hands-on experiences
  • Take courses on campus or online

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for organizational leadership

Every sector of the economy relies on strong leadership.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations from 2019 to 2029; the MBA in Leadership and Management well positions you for this growth.  

With a master’s in leadership, potential job titles include advertising or marketing manager, health care director, management analyst and loss prevention manager. 

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Make the difference.

Courtney Durante (BS ’08, MBA ’11) embodies Carlow’s commitment to service by helping pediatric cancer patients be courageous for their treatments. “There were a lot of influences at Carlow that have encouraged me to serve the community. I participated in Alternative Spring Break and various service projects during my days as a student. I’m sure all of that had an impact and drove my desire to help others.”

Read Courtney’s story

Be the leader.

“Carlow provided the essential resources and support that helped me to create a fluid and seamless experience. The relationships developed with my fellow students helped expand my sense of connection and provided an opportunity to build bridges and become a part of something bigger. Walking across the stage to receive my MBA from Carlow was an extremely enriching experience. It cultivated me to become an effective leader and inspired me to continue my academic journey in pursuit of my doctoral degree in education and leadership.”

— Kimberly Slater-Wood (MBA, ‘19)

Kimberly Slater Wood
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Find your Accounting degree at Carlow

You will be a valuable asset to employers in almost any industry with an accounting degree from Carlow University. You will learn what you need to know to pass the Certified Public Accountant exam while obtaining real-world experience with an internship or practicum in greater Pittsburgh’s vibrant business community. The accounting and forensic accounting programs are offered at undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional as well as accelerated formats.  

Minor in Painting and Drawing

You can develop your appreciation of art and painting and hone your skills with a Painting and Drawing minor from Carlow University. You will explore the use of color, space, light and other critical elements of art and learn about perspective and spatial relationships.

Painting and Drawing curriculum 

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, 9 of which must be taken at Carlow.

Required Courses

  • Basic Art I/Drawing 1 and 2
  • Painting 1
  • 3 semesters of Advanced Painting Studio

Become an effective project leader: MBA in Project Management

In the master’s in Project Management degree program at Carlow University, you will examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart as an effective project manager. Job candidates with a master’s degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Through experiential learning and study of academic theory, you will examine the science and art of project management; develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application and simulated projects; and learn to balance time-to-completion against project costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests and shareholder expectations.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Project Management curriculum

The core courses in this program are Project Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capstone Experience — Project Management.

Quick facts

  • Gain 200 hours of professional management experience
  • Propose your capstone project with your current employer or an established organization

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 5% from 2019 to 2029. Job titles include project manager, team coach, senior project manager, transition program manager and IT project manager.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Project Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Jumpstart your career in Accounting. Prepare for the CPA exam.

Accountants do more than crunch numbers all day. Accountants ensure businesses are operating ethically and efficiently; are in compliance with state and federal regulations and taxation requirements; and are meeting the demands and challenges of our global economy. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, your opportunities include positions in the public, corporate, small business, government and nonprofit arenas.

The curriculum for the accounting major meets the requirements for the Pennsylvania Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to achieve professional success. Gain the knowledge and experience you need to build your resume and prepare for the CPA exam.

Students work on their assignment during class. All are seated at desks of 2-3 people.
Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Bachelor’s in Accounting curriculum 

The bachelor’s degree in accounting is a comprehensive study of the in-demand technical and soft skills organizations will require of you. The curriculum allows students to design, navigate and explore a chosen field of study while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership.

Required courses in the accounting program provide an in-depth look at accounting principles such as taxation, finance and auditing, all while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership. The BS in Accounting curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts education with the hard business skills needed in today’s changing world.

Quick facts

  • Gain real-world knowledge with internship, practicum or field research
  • Learn the newest accounting software and technology
  • Double major or minor by combining accounting with another discipline
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Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Accounting

A bachelor of accounting degree will provide a career opportunity in virtually any industry. Accounting is a core operating function of any organization, and a BS in accounting will prepare you to contribute to this vital role. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of 10% for accounting and auditing occupations.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Accounting faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

The Master of Arts in Art: Ceramics concentration

You can develop your technical and aesthetic abilities in ceramics while adapting your learning experience to suit your research interest with a master’s in Ceramics. The master’s in Art program is geared toward graduate-level students interested in expanding their portfolio in an academic setting and practicing K-12 teachers. Small class sizes provide for one-on-one relationships with faculty and cohort members. The program emphasizes the pursuit of creativity while also fine-tuning career preparedness.

Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 4 semesters

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Master’s in ceramics curriculum 

You will use current and historical theory research to develop a thesis, and combine it with studio practice to develop your MA exhibition for critique by faculty. Advanced studio work in Carlow’s 3D studio space focuses on high-impact practice.

Quick facts

  • Increase your studio practice in a structured environment 
  • Further your education with advanced studio projects
  • Enjoy specialized attention in small classes
  • Gain gallery experience in Carlow’s on-campus art gallery

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for MA in Art: Ceramics 

Job opportunities exist in a variety of areas, including colleges, universities and professional schools and public relations; the degree also is valuable for independent artists. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is slated to change little for fine artists over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Representative portfolio of your work
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Ceramics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Become a fraud detection expert: MBA in Fraud and Forensics 

Learn to lead in the dynamic and evolving area of fraud management with a MBA degree in Fraud and Forensics. The urgency of fraud prevention and management has led to a growing need for business leaders who understand how to protect their organizations as well as their organizations’ customers and partners.

In the MBA fraud management degree program, you will learn the latest ways to prevent, investigate and solve fraud in the workplace, and how to use your knowledge and skills in ethical leadership and forensics to become an in-demand anti-fraud professional.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA fraud management curriculum

The White Collar Crime core course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy, while Fraud Prevention and Ethics discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. In the Legal Elements of Fraud  course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity.

Quick facts

  • Complete core courses that cover skills needed for management and executive roles 
  • Take courses that include hands-on experiences

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for fraud and forensics

The growth of consumer technology like smartphones, coupled with that of e-commerce, has made fraud detection and prevention a pressing issue for businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth from 2016 to 2026 for financial examiners who ensure legal compliance and consumer protection.

Potential job titles include fraud examiner, financial investigator, forensic audit expert, fraud manager and fraud detection/prevention analyst.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

The graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended
  • Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Fraud & Forensics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Minor in Accounting and expand your finance knowledge

You can expand your business and finance knowledge with a minor in Accounting. This 18-credit minor, available to any major offered at Carlow University, will give you the in-demand technical and soft skills sought by companies and organizations. 

Accounting minor curriculum

You will complete six courses in accounting that provide an in-depth look at accounting principles such as taxation, finance and auditing, while establishing a knowledge base for career-readiness and ethical leadership.

The Master of Arts in Art: Painting and Drawing concentration

In this program, you will build on what you mastered in your undergraduate degree program, refining your technical and aesthetic abilities through guided independent study. The Master’s in Painting and Drawing is geared toward students looking to expand their portfolio at the graduate level, and to further their studio practice in an academic environment. Small class sizes provide for one-on-one relationships with faculty and cohort members.

You can tap into Pittsburgh’s thriving arts scene to facilitate your professional growth and enjoy course visits with industry professionals such as curators, art dealers and artists. 

A Carlow student listens on his headphones as he works on his laptop.
In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 4 semesters

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Master’s in Painting and Drawing curriculum 

The curriculum includes six consecutive studio-based seminar courses, an elective in a different medium such as clay or digital art, an art history or contemporary art research study tailored to your studio art practice, and a thesis and graduate exhibition. In optional 1-credit courses, you can learn about professional practice for creative freelancers and develop a project around a field trip to New York City. Full-semester and accelerated options are available. 

The graduate program focuses heavily on concept, and you will be encouraged to experiment with multimedia processes and collaborate with peers.

Quick facts

  • Tailor your learning experience to your academic and professional interests with one-on-one guidance
  • Take evening classes for schedule flexibility
  • Connect with faculty and cohort members with small class sizes
  • Gain gallery experience in Carlow’s on-campus art gallery
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Alternate degree completion options

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Painting and Drawing

With a master’s in Painting and Drawing, career options include instructor or professor, illustrator or animator, and arts administrator.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for multimedia artists and animators is slated to grow 4% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the demand from movies, video games and television.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Representative portfolio of your work
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Painting & Drawing faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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