Choosing a Major
Picking a major and a career path can be confusing. In this publication, you can match up your passions and interests with Carlow's academic programs.
ACADEMICS ART MAJORS • Art • Art Education • Art Therapy Preparation • Affiliate Programs with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Graphic Design – Media Arts/Animation – Interactive Media – Photography CAREERS Artists create visual art, usually specializing in a specific type, such as painting or sculpture. Their goals may be many: to create something of beauty, to trigger emotion, and to make people think. A career in art could lead you to be an independent fine artist, a graphic designer, a web designer, an art teacher, an art therapist, a museum curator, or an art director. THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS EXPECTS ART-RELATED JOBS TO GROW AS FAST AS AVERAGE FOR ALL CAREERS THROUGH 2020. For graphic design, jobs in advertising should grow, but there will likely be fewer opportunities in publishing. APPLICANTS WITH EXPERIENCE IN WEB DESIGN AND ANIMATION WILL HAVE THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 WHY STUDY ART AT CARLOW? Carlow offers an interdisciplinary art program that combines studio hours grounded in the history of art. Classes are taught by highly respected, professional artists with more than 70 years of combined experience in the studio and art history. During the first two years, you receive a solid art foundation and then work in-depth in one or more areas of specialization, including ceramics, painting and drawing, art history, or art education. Classes are small enough so art faculty can provide you with individual attention and a supportive environment to explore and hone your talent and skills. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS ART This program provides a strong foundation in art history and studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Many artists have day jobs while cultivating their craft or seek advanced degrees beyond the bachelor’s degree. Carlow graduates who majored in art have accepted jobs as: • • • • • Art teacher Studio tech Graphic designer Web designer Junior interactive designer ART EDUCATION Art teachers are prepared to teach children from kindergarten through grade 12. You will major in art and complete a professional sequence in art education. CARLOW’S MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ART EDUCATION PROGRAM ENABLES GRADUATE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP SPECIFIC AREAS OF INTEREST SUCH AS ART EDUCATION, MUSEUM EDUCATION, OR ART EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. WHERE WILL I WORK? Recent Carlow graduates who majored in art have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as: • • • • • • • North Hills School District Duquesne City School District Montour School District Blattner Brunner Manchester Craftsman’s Guild Allegheny Department of Human Services 3E Trading ART THERAPY PREPARATION Carlow’s art therapy preparation program is a seamless blend of art, psychology, and counseling courses that prepares students for graduate study in art therapy. AFFILIATE PROGRAMS WITH THE ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH Carlow offers several affiliate programs with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, including: graphic design, web design and interactive media, media arts/ animation, and photography. HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE? • Art directors: • Craft artists: • Graphic designers: • Fine artists: • Web designers: $95,500 $32,270 $48,690 $53,400 $55,000 Data from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 2012 Average salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2011 PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT ACADEMICS BUSINESS MAJORS • Accounting • Business Management • Forensic Accounting • Human Resource Management and Technology • Corporate Communication • Management in Health Services CAREERS Majoring in business prepares you to work in a variety of settings, including business, government, and nonprofit. You’ll learn how to communicate and work well with others, how to solve challenging math problems, and gain the computer skills you’ll need to be successful in today’s competitive business world. THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS EXPECTS MOST BUSINESS-RELATED JOBS TO GROW MUCH FASTER THAN AVERAGE FOR ALL CAREERS THROUGH 2020. GROWING PARTICULARLY FAST ARE JOBS FOR ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS. Accountants with a master’s degree and professional certification, especially the CPA, should have the best opportunities. PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS WHO SPECIALIZE IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING WILL BE IN HOT DEMAND. And because more firms are doing business across borders, they’ll need accountants who understand world trade and the laws that govern it. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 WHY STUDY BUSINESS AT CARLOW? Carlow’s location gives you many opportunities to network with Pittsburgh employers, which often lead to internships and jobs. Pittsburgh is home to a dynamic mixture of small businesses, nonprofits, start-up firms, and major corporations, including Alcoa, the American Red Cross, Deloitte & Touche LLP, PPG Industries, KDKA-TV, MARC USA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the United Way, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and U.S. Steel Corporation. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS ACCOUNTING The well-prepared accounting graduate will be expected to advise clients in all facets of accounting and business including communications, management, and finance. The accounting major is designed to give you experience in these areas. MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES Carlow’s management in health services program provides a mixture of business management and science courses, preparing you to become medical and health service managers who plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the daily delivery of health care. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Business management gives particular emphasis to an understanding of the behavioral and systemic challenges that people face in organizations—profit and nonprofit—by providing you with a thorough knowledge of management concepts and applications. CARLOW’S TWO-YEAR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) PROGRAM CAN BE COMPLETED IN CLASS, ONLINE, OR BOTH. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Recent Carlow graduates who majored in business fields have accepted jobs as: • Staff accountant • Billing administrator • Auditor • Customer communications specialist • New business coordinator • Government programs compliance manager • Accounting/HR manager • Assistant manager • Accounts receivable manager • Sales and service coordinator • Office controller WHERE WILL I WORK? Carlow graduates who majored in business fields have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as: • • • • • • • • • • Deloitte & Touche LLP PPG Industries UPMC Health Plan PNC Bank BNY Mellon KPMG LLP Sisterson, LLC Walt Disney World Resort Federated Investors U.S. Department of Defense CORPORATE COMMUNICATION In this interdisciplinary major, you will develop a thorough understanding of behavioral theories and concepts that explain and predict human interaction in the workplace. Particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking, marketing, interpersonal, team, and leadership skills that are necessary for careers in various communication fields including corporate communication, public relations, integrated marketing communication, human resources, and advertising. FORENSIC ACCOUNTING Carlow is one of only a few schools nationwide that offers an undergraduate degree in forensic accounting. The program’s curriculum was built in consultation with a Pittsburgh firm that specializes in fraud cases. CARLOW’S ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FRAUD AND FORENSICS PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED BY LICENSED EXPERTS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, GOVERNMENT, ACCOUNTING, AND CORPORATIONS. HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE? • Accountants and auditors who worked in accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services: $75,060 • Human resource managers: $108,600 • Public relations specialists: $60,400 • Medical and health services managers: $96,030 • Management consultants: $87,980 Average salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2011 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY In this major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). Two HRIS courses are woven into the program to provide you with hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities. PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT COMMUNICATION AND WRITING MAJORS • Communication and Media • Corporate Communication • Creative Writing • English CAREERS Communication and writing skills are more important than ever in today’s job market. Your ability to exchange ideas with others, understand others’ perspectives, and solve problems will depend significantly on how effectively you are able to communicate with others. ACADEMICS THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS EXPECTS JOB GROWTH FOR COMMUNICATION AND WRITING CAREERS TO BE FASTER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR ALL CAREERS THROUGH 2018. The growth of the web should create jobs. However, competition for work in this field is stiff, since many people are attracted to it. FOR THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES, MAKE SURE YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 COMMUNICATION AND WRITING AT CARLOW? WHY STUDY Communication and writing majors at Carlow offer highly flexible curriculums that match the programs to your goals. With a focus on critical and creative thinking grounded in ethics, you will study multiple disciplines which will arm you with highly transportable knowledge and skills that are in demand now. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA The major in Communication and Media prepares you for careers in all areas of communication practice, providing a rich grounding in theory and application. The major offers a diverse curriculum that prepares you to create, critique, and utilize various media to advocate for organizations, clients, and causes. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills that every employer values— excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills, sound research and interviewing skills, and a strong foundation in communication theories, strategies, and ethics. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Recent Carlow graduates who majored in communication or writing fields have accepted jobs as: • • • • • English department graduate assistant Donor relations specialist Sales and support specialist Teacher Individual giving office director CORPORATE COMMUNICATION In this interdisciplinary major, you will develop a thorough understanding of behavioral theories and concepts that explain and predict human interaction in the workplace. Particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking, marketing, interpersonal, team, and leadership skills that are necessary for careers in various communication fields, including corporate communication, public relations, integrated marketing communication, human resources, and advertising. WHERE WILL I WORK? Carlow graduates who majored in communication and writing have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as: • • • • • • West Penn Hospital Allegheny Valley School District Duquesne University Reading is Fundamental Citizens Bank Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CREATIVE WRITING The creative writing program teaches students how to write original works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The faculty includes published authors, many of whom have won awards for their endeavors. CARLOW’S MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CREATIVE WRITING OFFERS STUDENTS THE CHANCE TO STUDY IN IRELAND WITH AWARD-WINNING WRITERS OF POETRY, FICTION, AND CREATIVE NONFICTION WHO ACT AS THEIR MENTORS. HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE? • Writers and authors not employed in advertising and public relations • Editors: • PR specialists: • Technical writers: $60,060 $60,490 $71,720 $67,280 Average salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2011 ENGLISH As an English major, you will develop the ability to read critically and appreciatively, to communicate clearly and forcefully, and to conduct research with an open and analytical mind. These skills prepare you for many professions, including publishing, management, advertising, and law. PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT COUNSELING AND SOCIAL WORK MAJORS • Psychology – with optional concentrations in Counseling, Human Development, or Crisis and Trauma • Social Work – with optional Behavioral Health Service Coordination Certification • Sociology • Art Therapy Preparation • Theology CAREERS Those who choose a career in a counseling-related field have a passion for helping others. Whether through oneon-one or group therapy, counselors and social workers enjoy listening without judgment as people describe their problems and help them find solutions. ACADEMICS IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, WHERE CARLOW IS LOCATED, DEMAND FOR SOCIAL WORKERS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICE COORDINATION CERTIFICATION IS GROWING RAPIDLY. THOSE WITH CERTIFICATION FROM CARLOW WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THESE NEW POSITIONS. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 COUNSELING AND SOCIAL WORK AT CARLOW? WHY STUDY Carlow’s programs bring together those academic disciplines that take a scientific approach to the study of human behavior. You will learn to use the tools and principles of communication and critical analysis to evaluate both historical and contemporary theories that describe and predict important aspects of the human experience. Carlow’s experienced faculty place a high value on personal relationships and mentor students one-to-one through the program. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS ART THERAPY PREPARATION Carlow’s art therapy preparation program is a seamless blend of art, psychology, and counseling courses that prepares you for graduate study in art therapy.* SOCIAL WORK Based on an understanding of human nature and cultural diversity, in this nationally accredited program, you will develop generalist, entry-level social work skills for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities and be required to participate in a one-year, agency-based field placement. PSYCHOLOGY WITH CONCENTRATION IN COUNSELING Counselors assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, substance abuse, and career issues so that they can lead healthier and more productive lives. Many Carlow graduates with a BA in psychology obtain pre-professional jobs within the helping professions. The concentration in counseling is designed to acquaint the student who is interested in a career in the helping professions with pre-professional-level counselor training.* SOCIOLOGY Sociology focuses on links between individuals and society by studying social institutions, such as the family, religion, education, criminal justice systems, and gender roles. Issues related to diversity based on social class, gender, and race are emphasized throughout the curriculum. PSYCHOLOGY WITH CONCENTRATION IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT The concentration in human development explores the biological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social factors that shape human development and is relevant to occupations within the helping professions as well as students who pursue graduate studies in psychology and related fields. THEOLOGY Theology is a scholarly study of the mystery of human existence and the interdependence of women and men as they relate to God. PSYCHOLOGY WITH CONCENTRATION IN CRISIS AND TRAUMA Studies in the area of crisis and trauma provide a foundational focus ranging from immediate crisis assessment, intervention, and management through more specific issues such as child abuse prevention and treatment and partner violence, as well as investigating the impact of trauma for individuals and families. CARLOW OFFERS A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING WITH A SCHOOL COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION AND A DOCTORATE OF PSYCHOLOGY (PSYD) IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY. CARLOW’S PSYD PROGRAM IS NATIONALLY ACCREDITED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. ACADEMICALLY QUALIFIED PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS MAY APPLY FOR AND BE ACCEPTED TO PARTICIPATE IN CARLOW’S NEW PSYCHOLOGY FAST TRACK PROGRAM. QUALIFIED STUDENTS SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY TAKING GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSES IN THEIR SENIOR YEAR. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Recent Carlow graduates who majored in counseling fields have accepted jobs as: • Vocational/behavioral counselor • Counselor • Mental health worker • Caseworker • Child welfare aide • Foster care coordinator Many students in counseling-related majors choose to continue their education in graduate or professional school. Recent Carlow graduates have continued their studies at the following institutions, many with significant scholarship awards: • Chatham University • Seton Hill University • Chicago School of Professional Psychology • University of Pittsburgh • Duquesne University *The student is cautioned that graduate-level training is required before one can appropriately represent oneself as an art therapist or professional counselor. PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT ACADEMICS HEALTH AND SCIENCES MAJORS • Biology – with concentration in Autopsy Specialist – with certification in Perfusion Technology • Chemistry • Management in Health Services • Nursing • Mathematics Dual Degree Programs with Duquesne University – Environmental Science in Management – Biology/Biotechnology CAREERS A Bachelor of Science degree in biology, nursing, chemistry, or mathematics prepares you for a wide range of exciting and innovative careers in research, medicine, health care, and beyond and provides a strong foundation for graduate course work. THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS EXPECTS JOB GROWTH FOR HEALTH AND SCIENCE CAREERS TO BE MUCH FASTER THAN AVERAGE FOR ALL CAREERS THROUGH 2020. REGISTERED NURSING IS PREDICTED TO BE THE CAREER WITH THE LARGEST JOB GROWTH OF ALL, with the likely retirement of many experienced RNs creating additional job openings. Nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree will have an edge in the job market. Job growth for medical scientists is also expected to be much faster than the average for all careers through 2018. The biotechnology and drug industries need researchers to make the most of recent discoveries in genetics. Ongoing research into health issues, such as AIDS and cancer, means that there should be employment growth in these areas as well. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 HEALTH AND SCIENCES AT CARLOW? WHY STUDY At Carlow, we focus broadly on your need to master content knowledge within and outside of a chosen discipline. Integral to this education is the development of your self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence. As a result, Carlow graduates are leaders—mature, grounded in their disciplines, and guided by their values. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS BIOLOGY Taking an innovative approach to preparing students for their future careers, this program gives you a solid foundation across the entire breadth of biology and affords you ample opportunity to delve deep within your chosen specialty in order to prepare for a successful career in one of biology’s many fields. CARLOW UNIVERSITY OFFERS THE ONLY AUTOPSY SPECIALIST CONCENTRATION IN THE COUNTRY THAT CAN BE EARNED WITH THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BIOLOGY. THIS HIGHLY SELECTIVE PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY WITH PATHOLOGISTS WHO PERFORM AUTOPSIES IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART, OPERATING ROOM-STYLE CADAVER LAB, AND ACCESS TO SPECIALTY SCIENCE LABS AND CLASSROOMS. MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES Management and leadership skills are emphasized in this interdisciplinary program. You will take classes in management practices, technology, and science to learn how to interpret financial and informational data to make effective decisions and learn how to motivate others. Diplomacy, flexibility, and communication skills are essential because medical and health service managers spend most of their time interacting with others. MATHEMATICS Carlow’s mathematics program provides you with the knowledge and experience needed to be a professional mathematician or pursue advanced study in a related area. It is designed to provide you with ample opportunity to pursue a minor in business or any of the data-rich fields in the social sciences to expand potential career opportunities or prepare for law school. CHEMISTRY Designed to provide the research skills needed by every chemist for jobs in a wide variety of areas across industry, academia, and government, this program provides instruction in each of the four important sub-disciplines of chemistry: organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. AS A CHEMISTRY MAJOR AT CARLOW UNIVERSITY, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE SOME VERY SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT THAT IS RARELY FOUND IN SCHOOLS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL, INCLUDING A FOURIER-TRANSFORM NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROMETER (FT-NMR). NURSING For more than 50 years, Carlow has maintained a rich history of providing an innovative nursing education. Students develop as professional nurses through small classes, faculty guidance, and more than 900 hours of clinical experiences. Located in a city that is home to numerous world-class medical facilities, students have exceptional opportunities to hone their skills at internationally renowned hospitals. Carlow’s program includes state-of-the-art, specialized facilities, including a nursing skills laboratory featuring an acute care hospital simulation area, where students practice nursing procedures under faculty supervision on life-size models before clinical work with patients. CARLOW ALSO OFFERS MASTER OF NURSING DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER AND EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AND A DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAM. PERFUSION TECHNOLOGY Perfusionists operate the cardiopulmonary bypass machine during open-heart surgery, coronary artery bypass, heart and lung transplantation, congenital defect repairs, and valve replacements. Perfusionists are also involved in new cancer chemotherapy techniques called isolated organ perfusion. CARLOW’S PERFUSION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN WESTERN PA., ONE OF ONLY 21 PROGRAMS IN NORTH AMERICA, AND ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE NATION. PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT LAW-RELATED MAJORS • Forensic Accounting • Biology – with concentration in Autopsy Specialist • Political Science/Pre-Law • History • Philosophy • Criminal Justice ACADEMICS CAREERS Career opportunities in law are limitless and varied. Studying law can lead to work as a legal or criminal justice professional in law firms, public interest organizations, private industry, and government. THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS EXPECTS CONTINUED JOB GROWTH THROUGH 2020 FOR LAW AND LAW-RELATED CAREERS. LAWYERS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS, FORENSIC ACCOUNTANTS, AND PARALEGALS WILL BE IN DEMAND FOR CAREERS IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY, PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS/NONPROFITS, AND GOVERNMENT. Students from any major can prepare for a law or law-related career. INTERESTED STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMBINE THEIR MAJOR STUDIES IN THE FIELDS ABOVE WITH A MINOR OR CONCENTRATION IN OTHER FIELDS OF INTEREST. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 WHY STUDY LAW-RELATED FIELDS AT CARLOW? Carlow’s law-related programs consist of academic advising, internship placement, and research opportunities designed to competitively position students for entry into law-related careers, graduate school, or professional school. Committed to social justice, Carlow’s programs connect university scholarship and service to promote awareness of economic and social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and human rights. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS BIOLOGY WITH CONCENTRATION IN AUTOPSY SPECIALIST Carlow University offers the only autopsy specialist concentration in the country that can be earned with the Bachelor of Science degree in biology. This highly selective program gives you the opportunity to study with pathologists who perform autopsies in a state-of-the-art, operating room-style cadaver lab and access to specialty science labs and classrooms. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Many students in law-related majors choose to continue their education in graduate or professional school. Recent Carlow graduates have continued their studies at the following institutions, many with significant scholarship awards: • • • • • • University of Pittsburgh School of Law University of Akron School of Law Ohio Northern School of Law Duquesne University School of Law University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs The Ohio State University CRIMINAL JUSTICE Grounded in sociological concepts of family, community, and society, criminal justice majors understand where, how, and why crimes affect individuals, families, and societies and how we can respond to change those dynamics. Many criminal justice majors pair their studies with minors in public policy, pre-law, counseling, or crisis and trauma. FORENSIC ACCOUNTING Carlow is one of only a few schools nationwide that offers an undergraduate degree in forensic accounting. The program’s curriculum was built in consultation with a Pittsburgh firm that specializes in fraud cases. WHERE WILL I WORK? Carlow graduates who majored in law-related fields have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as: • • • • • • • • U.S. Department of Defense The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Allegheny County Pittsburgh City Council Girl Scouts of America U.S. Steel Corporation PNC Bank Allegheny County Adult Probation Unit PHILOSOPHY In the philosophy program, students develop analytical reasoning, critical reading, and effective communication skills required for success in law school, graduate programs, or public policy careers. Philosophy’s emphasis on the purpose, content, and methods of ideas and argumentation make it applicable across fields or as a stand-alone major. PRE-LAW ADVISING PROGRAM Carlow’s Pre-Law Advising Program helps students identify and achieve career goals through academic counseling, informational programming, and internship placement. Students can build a future that begins on campus and can lead to anywhere in the world. HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE? Professional salaries in law and law-related careers vary depending on level of education, experience, and the location, size, and type of employer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2011 the annual mean wage for positions in the legal services industry was $47,690. PRE-LAW MINOR The pre-law minor, open to students in any major, provides a structured program of study to prepare students for graduate or professional education or employment in law and law-related fields. The pre-law minor develops and enhances analytical reasoning, critical reading, and effective communication skills that are required for successful placement in graduate or professional school or law and law-related careers. PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT ACADEMICS TEACHING MAJORS • Early Childhood Education • Middle Level Education • Special Education • Secondary Education THE ROLE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER IS THE NUMBER ONE HOTTEST CAREER CHOICE FOR A COLLEGE GRADUATE WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE, ACCORDING TO THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS. SCHOOLS WILL BE LOOKING TO FILL MORE THAN 597,000 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER POSITIONS BETWEEN 2008 AND 2018. CAREERS Early childhood, middle, and high school teachers work in public or private schools, preparing children for the work world or college. They also try to inspire a lifelong love of learning in their students. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects JOBS FOR TEACHERS AT MOST LEVELS TO GROW FASTER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR ALL CAREERS THROUGH 2020. Most openings are expected to result from the retirement of many experienced teachers. Job prospects should be best in rural and inner-city schools and for teachers in certain subjects, including math, chemistry, physics, bilingual education, and world languages. Apply online for free at CARLOW.EDU | 412.578.6059 | 3333 FIFTH AVENUE | PITTSBURGH, PA 15213 WHY STUDY TEACHING AT CARLOW? At Carlow, we believe experience is one of the best teachers. Because of our strong reputation for preparing good teachers and our ideal location, Carlow has an excellent history of placing students in schools for observations and student teaching. Students have easy access to Pittsburgh’s extensive systems of public, parochial, and private schools—including The Campus School of Carlow University, located on the Carlow campus —as well as the opportunity to complete student teaching in Ireland. With more than 150 hours of classroom observation and 450 hours of classroom teaching, you will be prepared to handle situations impossible to simulate in a university classroom. LEARN MORE AT CARLOW.EDU/ACADEMICS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION This certification prepares you to work with children from birth through nine years of age. Carlow offers early childhood teacher certification in accordance with new Pennsylvania Department of Education guidelines. WHAT WILL I DO AFTER GRADUATION? Recent Carlow graduates who majored in teaching fields have accepted jobs as: • • • • • • • • Early childhood education teacher Middle school teacher High school teacher Special education teacher Center director Curriculum manager Assistant curator of education Faculty development director MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION This certification prepares you to work with students in grades four through eight with content specialties in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. SECONDARY EDUCATION (TO INCLUDE BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH, ART) This certification prepares you to teach one or more content areas in grades seven through 12. You major in the content area you wish to teach—biology, chemistry, English, general science, mathematics, or social studies—and are encouraged to prepare yourself in a second teaching area. WHERE WILL I WORK? Carlow education students and graduates have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as: • • • • • • • • Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind Pittsburgh Public Schools Shady Side Academy Fox Chapel School District Mount Lebanon School District The Andy Warhol Museum Kindercare, Inc. Penn Hills School District SPECIAL EDUCATION This program prepares you to meet the needs of children with a wide variety of mental, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities in multiple settings. Graduates of the program obtain Pennsylvania Special Education certification in PreK–8, (three years through eighth grade) and/or 7–12, (seventh grade through 21 years of age). *Must be combined with a major in Early Childhood, Middle Level, or Secondary Education. CARLOW OFFERS A MASTER OF EDUCATION (MED) DEGREE IN ART EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPERVISION. STUDENTS CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO GET AN MED WITH CERTIFICATION IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SPECIFIC CONTENT AREAS, OR SPECIAL EDUCATION. HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the 2012 average yearly earnings of teachers by educational level taught: • Kindergarten: • Elementary school: • Middle school: • Secondary school: • Special Ed, Kindergarten: • Special Ed, Middle: • Special Ed, Secondary: $54,220 $57,230 $58,910 $59,640 $58,700 $62,620 $60,940 PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY AT CARLOW.EDU/VISIT