Carlow University requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Carlow University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Carlow University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 52% of students who start college at Carlow University complete all the credits required within six years.
Carlow University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Carlow University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Carlow University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Carlow University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Carlow University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Carlow University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Carlow University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Carlow University
Carlow University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Carlow University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Carlow University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Carlow University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Carlow University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Carlow University.
🟨 Carlow University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Grace Library.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Carlow University offers these dual degree programs:
•Biology/environmental science and Management with Duquesne University
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Carlow University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Carlow University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Carlow University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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