Get on track to become a physical therapist with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy from Carlow University will prepare you for graduate-level studies or to work in the health care field. You will gain hands-on experience; learn the skills needed to become a compassionate, responsible, ethical leader; develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to provide the best in patient care; and learn to work as part of a team. 

The Pre-Physical Therapy major is intended to be completed in three years, though you can opt to finish it in four. Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for Carlow’s graduate-level Health Sciences programs, as well as most health science programs around the country.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Individually evaluated

Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum

You will take 16 credits in the fall, 17 in the spring and 9 in the summer, with summer classes being offered completely online. You will gain hands-on experience with practicums, labs and internships.

First-year courses include Introduction to Health Professions, Foundations in Organismal Biology and General Chemistry I. Second-year courses include Introduction to Psychology, Quantitative Reasoning, Communication, Personal to Professional, and Global Health (Service Learning/ Ethics/Social Responsibility). Third-year courses include General Physics I, Pathology for Rehabilitation, Cognitive Psychology, and Communication and Health Care.

Quick facts

  • Save time and money by fast-tracking your education
  • Prepare yourself for graduate-level studies and an in-demand career
  • Gain hands-on experience through practicum courses
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Career opportunities for Pre-Physical Therapy

With a bachelor’s in Pre-Physical Therapy from Carlow University, you will be ready to pivot into graduate-level studies to become a physical therapist or move elsewhere in the healthcare world.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for physical therapists is expected to increase 18% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the medical needs of an older population.

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.
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Fall, Spring & Summer

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Get on track to become a physician assistant with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

Carlow’s Pre-Physician Assistant program positions you to become a PA faster. By accelerating your undergraduate studies, you’ll be ready to continue on to a master’s degree or pursue employment in a health-related field sooner.

Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons and other health care professionals. As a physician assistant, you will examine, diagnose and treat patients, often serving as a patient’s principal health care provider. PAs typically need a master’s degree from an accredited program to practice.

In this program, you will develop compassionate and responsible leadership traits and learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed in the field. 

Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for admission consideration into Carlow’s physician assistant master’s program. 

Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland Campus

Transfer credits:

Individually evaluated

Health Sciences: Pre-Physician Assistant curriculum 

The Pre-Physician Assistant curriculum includes fundamental health sciences information. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms. All summer courses are available completely online. The program includes labs, internships and a practicum.

Quick facts

  • Save time and money
  • Gain a direct path to a physician assistant master’s program
  • Find earlier entry into an in-demand physician assistant position or immediate employment in a health-related field

Career opportunities for physician assistants

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 30% through 2024. Licensed PAs are versatile and able to work in various health-related fields including offices of physicians, general medical and surgical hospitals, and outpatient care centers.

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.
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Fall, Spring & Summer

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Get on track to become a speech-language pathologist with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

You can prepare for graduate-level studies and a career in health care with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Speech-Language Pathology from Carlow University. You will gain hands-on experience; learn the skills needed to become a compassionate, responsible, ethical leader; develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to provide the best in patient care; and learn to work as part of a team.

The program is designed to be completed in three years, but you can opt to finish it in four. Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for Carlow’s graduate-level Health Sciences programs, as well as most health science programs around the country

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Individually evaluated

Pre-Speech-language pathology curriculum

First-year courses include Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology, Introduction to Health Professions, Foundations of Writing I, Foundations in Organismal Biology, Life Span Developmental Psychology, and Quantitative Reasoning. Second-year courses include Physics of the Human Body, Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Audiology, and Communication and Reading Development. Third-year courses include Pathophysiology, Pathology for Rehabilitation and Biomedical Ethics, Neurophysiology, and Epidemiology.

Quick facts

  • Save money and time by fast-tracking your education
  • Give your health care career a competitive edge
  • Be prepared for graduate-level studies
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Career opportunities for Pre-Speech Language Pathology

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for speech-language pathologists, a job that often requires a master’s degree, is expected to grow 25% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the medical needs of an aging population.

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.
  • Must have a minimum 3.250 cumulative high school or college GPA.
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Fall, Spring & Summer

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Unlock the power of data with a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Analytics

You will acquire the skills needed for a high demand field with a data analyst degree from Carlow University. This interdisciplinary program cultivates both real-world data analysis skills and critical soft skills like interpersonal communication and data storytelling. 

Google and LinkedIn name data analysis as one of the top skills sought in potential employees. In this program, you will build critical thinking, analytical and business skills, supplemented with courses in mathematics, statistics and computer programming. 

While you will master data interpretation and gain the foundation needed to help lead an organization on the path to growth, you will also learn to communicate your research and findings: Being able to explain research and findings is just as important as the research methods.

You can receive up to $10,000/year through our C-STEM Scholars Program.Learn more

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Data analyst degree curriculum

The curriculum will enable you to master analytics competencies that are highly in demand, including linear algebra, statistics, database management and data science, and data applications such as SQL, Power BI, Python and R. You will learn how to access, clean and analyze data sets and use data ethically and responsibly. 

Computer labs are equipped with industry-standard software. Class size averages eight to 10 students. In Carlow’s Center for Statistics and Data Analytics, you can work on projects that help Pittsburgh-area nonprofits.

Quick facts

  • Master in-demand analytics competencies
  • Learn essential data analytics applications
  • Cultivate soft skills to explain analysis in a meaningful, easy-to-understand way

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 data analysts

With a Data Analytics degree, you’ll find a wide number of career opportunities, including market analyst, market researcher, information technology specialist and statistician, in business or the nonprofit sector. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment for market research analysts is slated to increase 18% from 2019 to 2029, largely driven by increased data use and more industries using market research.

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.

You can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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Earn a versatile & dynamic Healthcare Data Analytics degree

Carlow University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics program allows you to gain the vital clinical and statistical analysis skills needed in today’s evolving healthcare landscape.

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

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