Minor in business management

A minor in Business Management will equip you with a set of skills that are useful in every industry.
With a Business minor, you will learn the foundations of business, human resources and marketing in order to excel in a career in business. You will gain business skills to complement any degree, and learn to be a responsible leader. You will learn how to work in today’s global business environment, and how to apply communication principles related to business.

Business minor curriculum

You must complete 18 credits, including four required courses and two electives (two at the 300/400 level).

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Marketing

Minor in Healthcare Data Analytics

With a Healthcare Data Analytics minor from Carlow University, you can round out your education with an introduction to medicine, information and business. You will study the electronic health records landscape, industry challenges, medical terminology and other essential information needed for science and medical studies.

Healthcare Data Analytics minor curriculum

Required courses include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Systems Analysis Basics
  • Electronic Health Record

Minor in Art Therapy

You can supplement your psychology or artistic training with an Art Therapy minor from Carlow University. The Art Therapy minor will give you an introduction to art basics and psychology essentials, including counseling, and foundational knowledge of theory and practice. Your learning experience will be supported by Carlow’s location near a comprehensive medical and therapeutic complex.

Art therapy curriculum

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

Required courses include:

  • Ceramics
  • Personality Theory
  • Foundations of Art Therapy

Minor in Economics

A minor in Economics complements a variety of majors in related fields. If you are preparing for an MBA program or foreign service, or are interested in quantitative data analysis in the social sciences, then minoring in Economics is an attractive choice.

Economics minor curriculum

You will study economic theories and methods of analyzing data pertaining to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • 4 electives from an approved list (2 electives at the 200 level or above)

Become a museum curator, archivist or art historian

You can use your passion for art and social justice and engage with big ideas with an Art History degree from Carlow University. The bachelor’s in Art History is grounded in the study of  contemporary art and critical theory, focusing on the cultural and visual dimensions of social justice, as well as curatorial and museum studies. 

You will cultivate skills in visual literacy, critical thinking and writing, explore curating as a form of activism, and learn about undergraduate research and exhibition development. 

You will learn professional skills needed to work in museums, galleries and cultural organizations as well as broader fields such as education, law and nonprofit management. You will also be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in art history, museum studies, and conservation and preservation. 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Art history degree curriculum

You will be introduced to the study of visual culture, and cultivate skills in creative problem solving and problem seeking, critical thinking and exhibition making. You will take courses in art history and museum studies, as well as studio and design courses, and complete practicums and internships. Mentorship-model courses are tailored to your interests and post-graduate goals.

You can complete an internship with the Carlow University Art Gallery, working with professional artists, curators and museum professionals; curating exhibitions; developing and leading tours; serving as an attendant; assisting with collection management and artwork inventories; or researching and developing digital curation strategies.

You can engage with contemporary artists and organizations and rich local collections of public art through Pittsburgh’s vibrant art scene and cultural institutions.

Quick facts

  • Gain professional experience at the Carlow University Art Gallery
  • Explore Pittsburgh’s vibrant art scene and cultural landmarks as part of your education
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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 Art History

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for archivists, curators and museum workers is projected to grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, faster than most other occupations. This growth is attributed to archival information storage needs as well as increased public interest in science, art and history.

Admission requirements and application process

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

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Art History 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.

Recruit, retain and develop talent

You will develop the technical skills you need to excel in a career as a human resource manager with a Human Resource Management major. You can help other people succeed in the workplace by assisting them in improving their productivity and finding job satisfaction. 

This course of study will help you develop skills required for the recruitment, retention and development of the 21st-century workplace. 

With a human resource major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Human Resource Management curriculum

The curriculum includes foundational courses in human resources and psychology, plus two HRIS courses to give you hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts.

Quick facts

  • Become qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities
  • Sit for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams (if qualified)
  • Consider the minor if majoring in another discipline 
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Alternate degree completion options

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 Human Resource Management

Nearly every industry needs a human resource manager. HR managers work for companies, local and state governments, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, consulting services and employment services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average growth outlook of 6% from 2019 to 2029.

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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.

Academic 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

Human Resource Management 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.

Minor in Art History

You can explore your interest in humanity’s creative history with a minor in Art History from Carlow University. In this program, you will gain an entry-level understanding of the elements of art and design, as well as an overview of Western art history. 

You will create art while becoming acquainted with both the theory and practice of art and understanding art in context, learn how to critically engage with artwork and further develop your appreciation of art.

Art history curriculum

A minimum of 18 credits is required, 9 of which must be taken at Carlow.

Required courses inlcude:

  • Introduction to Art/Visual Culture I and 2
  • Women and Art
  • 3 additional art history courses

Expand your skills, minor in HR

You can learn effective human resource management policies, systems, practices and procedures by adding a minor in Human Resources Management to your undergraduate studies. This versatile minor will prepare you to better understand and manage a company’s human resources functions.

Minor in HR curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • 4 courses from an approved list (2 at the 300/400 level) that includes Human Resources Information Systems I and II, Training and Development, Fair Employment Practices,  Labor Relations, Recruitment, and Selection and Compensation

Shape your future with a ceramics major

With a Ceramics major, you will learn techniques of two-dimensional art, ceramics and sculpture. The major will prepare you for a studio career or graduate school.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Ceramics degree curriculum

The ceramics degree curriculum allows you to learn high-level skills and develop your artistic voice, focusing on your area of interest in ceramics. In addition to learning ceramic skills such as wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing and firing, you will study drawing, art history and design, giving you a well-rounded foundation.

Quick facts

While the student sits at the pottery wheel, the professor begins to instruct them on how to shape their clay.

Alternate degree completion options

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 Ceramics

Graduates with a ceramics degree have been successful in studio practice and gaining admission to master’s programs.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, job growth is slated to change little for craft and fine artists from 2019 to 2029. Though an uptick in arts positions and opportunities is largely based on economic factors, many ceramics artists start their own small businesses.

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

Ceramics 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.

Expand your IT knowledge: Information Technology Management Minor

The Information Technology Management minor can be added from any of Carlow University’s disciplines. With IT becoming an integral part of most future careers, this minor will enhance your studies and prepare you for technical functions in a variety of workplaces.The IT Management minor will provide you with the basic mechanics of information technology used in today’s technology-oriented work environments. You will gain knowledge in a variety of IT areas such as programming, database, information security and web design.

Information Technology Management minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Information Technology I
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Web Design
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Security
  • Accounting Information Systems or Human Resource Information Systems Management I

Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Management majors can, in consultation with their advisor, opt for an ITM minor concentrating in database management.

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