Architecture & Science

Your Future Is Full of Possibility

Do you want to explore the various scientific and mathematical areas that affect humans, animals, and the environment? Do you want to design, build, or safeguard the actual spaces where they live and thrive? In Marywood University’s Architecture and Science programs, see what’s possible! Here, your passion to improve and understand the experiences and surroundings of all living creatures and the natural world can take a number of paths. From Day One, you’ll gain practical experience in your major, whether you find yourself in a laboratory, a computer room, or an architecture studio.

Architecture

Architecture

Design Your Future with Degrees in Architecture or Environmental Design

Marywood University's renowned School of Architecture emphasizes disciplinary knowledge within a broad liberal arts framework, including a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. Whatever your concentration, a bachelor’s degree in architecture opens the door for many job opportunities, including Architect, Design Project Manager; Drafter; Project Designer; Project Manager; Lead Designer; Schematic Drafter; Project Coordinator; Model Maker, and more.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

The professional undergraduate degree program in Architecture, the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), is a five-year program that prepares students for immediate entry into the field of architecture. It is intended for students who will pursue a career as a licensed architect or advanced study in the field of architecture. This accredited degree option focuses on acquiring the skills needed to be eligible to become a licensed architect, such as designing buildings and understanding their impact on physical, aesthetic, social, and ecological environments.

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (B.E.D.A.)

The B.E.D.A. is a pre-professional degree that follows the first four years of the B.Arch. curriculum but with the option to substitute some advanced, professionally-oriented courses with courses from other areas of the curriculum or other university course offerings.

  • In combination with the core curriculum, architecture students benefit from the professional course requirements
  • Ten design studios
  • Continuous exploration and synthesis
  • Architecture topics in structures, environmental science, building systems, and other areas of building technology
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Biology

Biology

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology will Benefit the World and Environment

The Biology program at Marywood University is designed to offer broad-based knowledge of living forms and of modern advances in the biological sciences; develop a sense of organization and continuity in nature; foster an awareness of the individual's responsibilities to the world and environment; and prepares students for professional, educational, technology, and industrial career.

  • Flexibility for studies in pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology research, environmental science, graduate school, and education
  • Additional flexibility for ancillary field of the health professions including medical, dental, or veterinary school
  • Advisor assistance with elective courses in science for a graduate or professional program.

A minimum of 41 credits and 30 science elective credits for a total of 71 science credits is required for degree completion.

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Biology (Medical Laboratory Science)

Biology (Medical Laboratory Science)

Become an Expert in the Science of Medicine with a Medical Laboratory Science Degree!

With laboratories across the nation facing shortages, there has never been a better time to focus your studies on Medical Laboratory Science. This is a great career choice, especially if you enjoy hands-on work, multitasking, and devising solutions to intricate or perplexing clinical problems in diverse medical settings – from physicians' offices and clinics to pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms.

At Marywood, choose your preferred path of study from two options:

  1. Spend three years at Marywood fulfilling the University's requirements and those of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), with the fourth year spent in an accredited, affiliated hospital program.
  2. Complete a B.S. degree in Biology, meeting the necessary prerequisites, and then apply to affiliated schools of medical technology approved by the Board of Registry and/or NAACLS.
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Biology (Pre-Chiropractic)

Biology (Pre-Chiropractic)

Save a Year and Earn Your Pre-Chiropractic Degree

With a 3 year at Marywood and 1 year at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), students will save a year of time in achieving their Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Our tailored bachelor of science in pre-chiropractic degree allows students to save time in achieving their doctoral degree. Students complete credits in science and liberal arts in their three years at Marywood, and the fourth year is spent at New York Chiropractic College.

While Chiropractors don't' hold medical degrees, they have extensive training in chiropractic care and are licensed practitioners.

  • Save a year and earn your Doctorate in Chiropractic Degree
  • Preferred Admission to New York Chiropractic College, N.Y.

After the first year of chiropractic study at NYCC, the students earn a B.S. from Marywood in Biology. After an additional two years and eight months at NYCC, they earn a D.C. degree.

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Biology (Pre-Professional)

Biology (Pre-Professional)

Prepare for a Variety of Medical Career Options with a Biology Pre-professional Degree (Pre-Med)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology pre-professional track is designed for the highly qualified, student who wishes to pursue admission to medical, dental or veterinary studies. The Biology pre-professional degree also offers sufficient flexibility to prepare students for future studies in law, business administration and education, and to enter the ancillary fields of the health professions.

  • Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary studies
  • prepare students for future studies in a variety of areas
  • offer a broad base knowledge of living forms and of modern advances in the biological sciences
  • develop a sense of organization and continuity in nature
  • foster an awareness of the individual's responsibilities to the world and environment and
  • prepare the student for professional, educational, high-technology and industrial careers.
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Biology/Secondary Education

Biology/Secondary Education

Teach Others the Study of Living Things with a BS Degree in Biology Secondary Education

Would you like to share this knowledge with others?

Share this knowledge with a Biology/Secondary Education Degree!

The Biology Secondary Education program at Marywood provides a strong background in biology and the physical sciences. Learn basic concepts in biology, chemistry, math, and physics, as well as more advanced concepts in areas such as molecular biology, anatomy, microbiology, and ecology.

Lab work is a vital element of the Biology Secondary Education degree because we believe that the teachers of tomorrow are also the scientists of tomorrow.

  • Prepares biology and/or general science teachers (grades 7-12)
  • Accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Biology and general science majors
  • PDE and NCATE accredited

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Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Be in Demand with a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

The biotechnology industry is a major economic drive, generating approximately $140 billion in revenue. Currently, U.S. biotechnology firms employ more than 1.66 million people, but with the need for rapid innovation, the demand for skilled professionals will continue to rise.

Marywood's biotechnology program covers molecular research, genomics, forensics, bioinformatics (biocomputing), and environmental bioremediation, as well as management, communication, patent law, and other "business" areas to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers.

  • Broad career opportunities in biotechnology
  • Five large teaching labs

5-year bachelor's to master's option »

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Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Apply Clinical Expertise and Develop a Compassionate Approach with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022 for Fall 2023 cohort. GRE tests are no longer required.

Marywood University's APA-accredited* Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) prepares students to provide evidence-based and culturally-sensitive clinical services to diverse populations. Students develop competencies in nine areas, including: research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values and attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.

  • Meet requirements for PA licensure
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Predoctoral internships in a variety of settings across the country. The majority of students obtain APA-accredited internships.

Internship Placements

Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Program Aims

  • To provide students with foundational knowledge of the field of psychology in general and clinical psychology in particular.
  • To help students advance from novice to the early stages of competent clinician status in: research; ethics; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and, consultation and interprofessional/interpersonal skills.
  • To teach students to view themselves as being life-long learners while also giving them the skills necessary to be critical and sophisticated consumers of research so that they may be able to independently and effectively apply future developments in the field to clinical practice.

Program Graduates

Graduates of Marywood's Psy.D. program are employed across a wide variety of settings. The majority of our students have their own independent practice or are employed in medical centers, typically within the VA system, university counseling centers, or community mental health centers. Other settings include correctional facilities/forensics, psychiatric facilities, military, and academia.The clinical psychology doctoral program at Marywood endeavors to train high quality students to provide state-of-the-art, ethical, humane and culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse populations in contemporary society. On the way to earning a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, the program model teaches students to be research-informed practitioners with general skills who pursue development in specific areas through the selection of electives, practicum sites, research topics, internships and post-doctoral training.

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Computer Science

Computer Science

Develop a Viable Technology Career with a Computer Science Degree

Students who graduate with a degree in computer science find success in careers in software architecture and development, database administration, web development, network and computer systems, and more.

Students in our B.S. in Computer Science program will:

  • Develop proficiency in computer programming languages such as C++ and Java.
  • Understand the architecture of modern computers.
  • Be able to understand and implement common data structures used in computing.
  • Be able to develop and analyze algorithms for solving computing problems.
  • Develop proficiency in computer networking.
  • Understand the principles of computer operating systems.
  • Understand the principles of compilers.
  • Develop proficiency in at least one application area such as database management, web application, computer graphics, etc.
  • Prepare for a variety of technology careers
  • Earn a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a master's degree in Information Security in just 5 years.

Career Outlook Computer Science

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Construction Management

Construction Management

Build an Exciting Career with a Construction Management Degree

Learn all phases of a building a project from design to execution. Our Construction Management program is housed within Marywood’s renowned School of Architecture, so students enjoy close partnerships with other disciplines in the built environment.

With a Construction Management degree from Marywood University, you can apply your knowledge to a range of industry applications. You will get your education in a region of the country that has numerous opportunities for this growing occupation and enter a profession with excellent job prospects, expected to increase 8 percent through 2029, much faster than the national average for all occupations. Additionally, the Marywood liberal arts core allows students to approach problems critically and innovatively. Our integrative curriculum connects business practices, construction knowledge, emergent building technologies, and design practices. We teach with a design/build approach, instilling sustainable construction principles and novel problem-solving skills, to prepare graduates to take on the most complex situations in the construction profession.

  • First and only four-year Construction Management program in Northeast Pennsylvania 
  • Construction Managers are in demand.
  • Get the benefits of a large school education in a small school setting.
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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Advance Your Career with an Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice

The online Criminal Justice degree combines criminal justice and management course work to prepare law enforcement professionals for administrative positions. Our program, the first graduate criminal justice program in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is designed for those with a strong interest in criminal justice and the ambition to enhance their management skills. Work with a variety of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Learn about the history of the American criminal justice system, explore the causes of crime and delinquency and the effectiveness of rehabilitation efforts, examine contemporary criminal justice policies, create financial statements, utilize management information systems, manage personnel, and interpret administrative law.

  • Convenient and fully online, offering face-to-face remote instruction.
  • Tuition-reduction to graduate students employed in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Take courses in Criminal Justice, Management, and related fields, such as Public Administration, Psychology, & Social Work.
  • Be In Demand: Salaries are higher for CJ professionals with master’s degrees, and they receive more job offers.
  • Transferable Skills
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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Investigate a Variety of Career Options with a Criminal Justice Degree

The Criminal Justice program provides a solid foundation for the growing number of careers for law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, security services, and criminal investigation.

For those who wish to enter the labor market upon completion of a bachelor's degree, the program provides excellent preparation for careers in law enforcement, criminal investigation, corrections, and probation, and parole.

Internships with local, state and national criminal justice agencies are available to qualified majors providing specific preparation for future employment.

For students who wish to pursue further education in criminal justice, the program offers advanced standing in the Marywood graduate program in Criminal Justice, permitting qualified students to complete a master's degree in Criminal Justice in their fifth year of study at the University.

  • Only regional program with both undergraduate & graduate degrees
  • Solid foundation in Policing, Corrections, and Criminology
  • Internship opportunities
  • Transferable Skills

A traditional master's degree in Criminal Justice is available. Also, a special feature of the program is the optional five-year master's degree in Criminal Justice offered to qualified undergraduates. This permits students to complete a master's degree in one year, following completion of the four-year Marywood bachelor's degree program.

Fifth-Year Master’s Degree Option

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English (Literature)

English (Literature)

Bookmark Exciting Career Possibilities with an English Literature Degree

At Marywood, you’ll find a comprehensive curriculum in English and World Literature, a dedicated and engaging faculty – and a background in critical thinking and writing that will serve you well whatever your goals. You’ll develop your abilities to think, to write, to communicate: skills that you can use everywhere from the classroom to the office to the web. You’ll be required to think critically and analyze what you read for quality, merit, and reason. The background you’ll gain in English and other world literatures—and the histories and cultures behind them—will help prepare you to realize the goal of every Marywood student’s education: you’ll be learning to live responsibly in a world where persons are increasingly interdependent.

Course requirements allow room for students to make choices, enabling you to shape the dimensions of your degree. We offer small seminars, a gateway course, and a research-based capstone course. All English majors are encouraged to pursue a minor to broaden their learning and enhance their marketability. Literature majors graduate with strong reading, writing, critical thinking, and communication skills, all of which serve them well in a variety of professions, such as: Law / Journalism / Editing / Library / Science / Business / Teaching / News Broadcasting Technical Writing / Marketing / and more.

  • Broad overview of world literature, with emphasis on British and American works
  • Focus on written and oral communication skills
  • Wide variety of career opportunities

Student-Run Media

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English (Writing)

English (Writing)

Draft Your Own Success Story with an English Degree

Marywood University's writing program will teach you to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Courses provide instruction and practice for English majors in three types of writing: creative, professional, and activist. They will help you develop strong rhetorical skills and expertise in editing for correctness and style.

Courses help students develop strong rhetorical skills and expertise in editing for correctness and style—abilities that readily transfer to new writing situations.

We offer small seminars that use workshop approaches, a gateway course, and a research-based capstone course.

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Cultivate a Sustainable Career with an Environmental Science Degree

The Environmental Science Program is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a professional environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist, or science executive. The curriculum provides necessary background and experience to pursue graduate work and advanced degrees required by certain career tracks. It involved the study of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, mathematics, and physics.

Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur the demand for environmental scientists and specialists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8 percent through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

  • Conduct original research, including water-quality testing, from local sources
  • Encompasses biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, mathematics, & physics
  • In-demand career trajectory
  • Professional options include environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist, & more
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Environmental Studies - Humanities

Environmental Studies - Humanities

Cultivate a Sustainable Career with an Environmental Humanities Degree

Because climate change and other environmental issues are so complex, they need creative solutions grounded in critical analysis and shaped by multiple disciplines. The Environmental Studies Program at Marywood University is distinctive, because our interdisciplinary approach incorporates a diverse array of courses in Art, English, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Science, along with practical experiences, internship opportunities, intergenerational collaboration, and a capstone project.

  • Focus on environmental advocacy, encompassing scientific principles, ethical frameworks, public policy, connections to the natural world, and communications skills
  • Career options include advocacy-based professions focused on environmental issues, such as education, consulting, law, urban planning, policy, public relations, and more

Today’s complex environmental challenges call for versatile professionals who can adapt to and thrive in a variety of settings. Environmental Studies students at Marywood University address real world problems, becoming well versed in the comprehensive analysis of complex environmental issues and potential solutions, oral and written communication skills, and critical thinking. The curriculum varies depending on the track of study chosen, but all Environmental Studies majors share the same foundational coursework and must do a capstone project.

Students are prepared to work in a variety of environmental advocacy occupations upon graduation or to pursue advanced studies if their particular career aspirations warrant additional education.

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Environmental Studies - Justice

Environmental Studies - Justice

Cultivate a Sustainable Career with an Environmental Justice Degree

Because climate change and other environmental issues are so complex, they need creative solutions grounded in critical analysis and shaped by multiple disciplines. The Environmental Studies Program at Marywood University is distinctive, because our interdisciplinary approach incorporates a diverse array of courses in Art, English, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Science, along with practical experiences, internship opportunities, intergenerational collaboration, and a capstone project.

  • Focus on environmental advocacy, encompassing scientific principles, ethical frameworks, public policy, connections to the natural world, and communications skills
  • Career options include advocacy-based professions focused on environmental issues, such as education, consulting, law, urban planning, policy, public relations, and more

Today’s complex environmental challenges call for versatile professionals who can adapt to and thrive in a variety of settings. Environmental Studies students at Marywood University address real world problems, becoming well versed in the comprehensive analysis of complex environmental issues and potential solutions, oral and written communication skills, and critical thinking. The curriculum varies depending on the track of study chosen, but all Environmental Studies majors share the same foundational coursework and must do a capstone project.

Students are prepared to work in a variety of environmental advocacy occupations upon graduation or to pursue advanced studies if their particular career aspirations warrant additional education.

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Environmental Studies - Science

Environmental Studies - Science

Cultivate a Sustainable Career with a Science of Environmental Studies Degree

Because climate change and other environmental issues are so complex, they need creative solutions grounded in critical analysis and shaped by multiple disciplines. The Environmental Studies Program at Marywood University is distinctive, because our interdisciplinary approach incorporates a diverse array of courses in Art, English, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Science, along with practical experiences, internship opportunities, intergenerational collaboration, and a capstone project.

  • Focus on environmental advocacy, encompassing scientific principles, ethical frameworks, public policy, connections to the natural world, and communications skills
  • Career options include advocacy-based professions focused on environmental issues, such as education, consulting, law, urban planning, policy, public relations, and more

Today’s complex environmental challenges call for versatile professionals who can adapt to and thrive in a variety of settings. Environmental Studies students at Marywood University address real world problems, becoming well versed in the comprehensive analysis of complex environmental issues and potential solutions, oral and written communication skills, and critical thinking. The curriculum varies depending on the track of study chosen, but all Environmental Studies majors share the same foundational coursework and must do a capstone project.

Students are prepared to work in a variety of environmental advocacy occupations upon graduation or to pursue advanced studies if their particular career aspirations warrant additional education.

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Gerontology

Gerontology

Boost Your Professional Portfolio with a Gerontology Certification

The Certificate in Gerontology is a post-baccalaureate certificate offering that provides health care professionals with vital leadership skills and promotes the uniqueness and dignity of the geriatric community and the role they play within our community.

The increasing older population mandates the need for additional health care professionals with expertise in the field of gerontology. Current job markets have increasing availability for positions in the field of gerontology, so the addition of this certificate boosts the portfolio of health and behavioral care professionals. Marywood is currently the only regional provider of a gerontology certification program.

  • Only regional provider of a gerontology certification program
  • Boost your portfolio with a focus on elder care issues
  • Easy to add to your current master's program of study
  • Convenient, on-site opportunity for service learning at Marywood Heights, a university-based retirement community
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History

History

Learn from the Past and Frame the Future with a History Degree

Students interested in pursuing a bachelor of history degree will have many options for their future career including government, archives, museums, historical research, and scholarly associations. A bachelor’s degree in History enables students to combine their studies with a number of minors to further enhance career options. For example, recent graduates have combined their major in History with Art History, English, and other Social Science fields, such as Criminal Justice.

Preparing students for graduate study, our history degree helps students develop critical thinking, analytical, research, writing, and foreign language skills. The projected growth for historian jobs will grow by 3 percent over the next decade.

  • History careers span several disciplines
  • Provides students with strong analytical, research, writing, and foreign language skills
  • Prepare students for graduate study/employment in a variety of settings
  • Enhanced career options with minor 
  • Transferable Skills
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History/Pre-Law

History/Pre-Law

Prepare for Your Legal Career with a Pre-Law Degree

Our History/Pre-Law degree program will prepare you for entry into law school by developing your writing, research, and analytical skills in history and other appropriate disciplines, like criminal justice, political science, philosophy, and sociology.

The program also includes courses in legal research and writing.

  • Prepare for entry into law school
  • A comprehensive degree program that develops critical skills for future legal professions
  • Transferable Skills
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Information Security

Information Security

Use an Information Security Degree to Capture an In-Demand Technology Career

Marywood's information security program prepares students for one of the fastest growing segments of that field: cybersecurity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that in-demand computer science occupations will continue to grow.

  • In demand, growing occupation
  • Develop technical skills and understand legal and ethical issues surrounding cybersecurity
  • Many career options in the computer science and information security industry

Students who graduate with a degree in information security are well-prepared for work as forensic analysts, security architects, network security engineers, or computer crime investigators, among others. Students in our B.S. in Information Security degree program will:

  • Develop proficiency in computer programming languages such as C++ and Java;
  • Develop the skills to implement a security policy for protecting IT infrastructure and business data;
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding cybersecurity;
  • Understand the architecture of modern computers;
  • Be able to understand common data structures used in computing;
  • Be able to analyze computer algorithms;
  • Develop proficiency in computer networking;
  • Understand the principles of computer operating systems.
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Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

Elevate Your Style with a Master's Degree in Interior Architecture

Our 60-credit graduate program in Interior Architecture prepares students for the profession by engaging them in an array of specialized courses ranging from design, aesthetics, history and advanced digital media, to lighting, detailing and sustainability.

Each student pursues a comprehensive, two-semester Thesis Project that concentrates on new and appropriate uses for existing buildings in our region. Ultimately, the purpose of the Thesis is to investigate new design ideas that can lead to the revitalization of both our downtowns and our neighborhoods.

  • Advanced study of design strategies, history, theories, and technologies of Adaptive Reuse
  • Exposure to experimental pedagogies and techniques
  • Two levels of open studios, Digital Fabrication Lab, and more
  • Two-year program
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Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

Design a Fascinating Career with an Interior Architecture Degree

Marywood University's renowned School of Architecture emphasizes disciplinary knowledge within a broad liberal arts framework, including a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. The four-year professional degree in Interior Architecture (B.I.A.) enables students to create the specific character of spaces for human use and enjoyment. Because of the commonalities between the disciplines of architecture and interior architecture, students in the interior architecture program share similar professional core courses with students in architecture during the first two years of study.

While the architect typically focuses on the building form and external profiles, relationships between buildings and landscape, the interior architect/designer's focus is primarily on the interior spaces of buildings. In this capacity, interior architects must understand the important role of materials, colors, textures, and light in the creation of interior spaces that respond to the physical, social, psychological, and cultural needs of building users.

Working with scales that range from that of the object (furniture and light fixtures) to that of the complex whole (ordering systems and spatial sequence), the interior architect requires the knowledge of experiential, the tectonic, the technical, and the theoretical. As societies continue to re-examine their stock of existing buildings, the skills of interior architects/designers become increasingly important to clients seeking building conservation, preservation, and adaptive re-use.

  • 4-year professional degree (B.I.A.)
  • Focus on interior spaces of buildings
  • Building conservation, preservation, and adaptive re-use
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Management Information Systems (Business)

Management Information Systems (Business)

Prepare for a Managerial Position with a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems

Learn to influence the way companies think about Information Systems by earning a master’s degree in Information Systems at Marywood University. A specialized master’s degree designed to impart to students the technical expertise and business savvy by preparing Information Systems majors for management, high-level work and potential leadership in management information systems and related fields. Marywood’s MS-MIS program provides students with maximum flexibility in the design of the students information systems degree.

Projected to grow 10 percent in the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, a degree in Management Information Systems prepares graduates to:

  • Strategically use, control, and implement information systems
  • Manage storage, transmission, and analysis of information
  • Prepare for a managerial position
  • MS core requirements enable the student to select MIS concentration area
  • Advanced work within the MIS Concentration
  • 36 credits of business courses
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Management Information Systems (IT)

Management Information Systems (IT)

Prepare for a Managerial Position with a MBA Degree in Management Information Systems

Learn to influence the way companies think about Information Systems by earning a master’s degree in Information Systems at Marywood University. A specialized master’s degree designed to impart to students the technical expertise and business savvy by preparing Information Systems majors for management, high-level work and potential leadership in management information systems and related fields. Marywood’s MS-MIS program provides students with maximum flexibility in the design of the students information systems degree.

Projected to grow 10 percent in the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, a degree in Management Information Systems prepares graduates to:

  • Strategically use, control, and implement information systems
  • Manage storage, transmission, and analysis of information
  • Prepare for a managerial position
  • MS core requirements enable the student to select MIS concentration area
  • Advanced work within the MIS Concentration
  • 36 credits of business courses
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Math: Instructional Grade 7-12

Math: Instructional Grade 7-12

Getting a Certificate to Teach Math Adds Up!

Are you a problem-solver? Do you like crunching numbers? Would you like to share these skills with others?

If so, Marywood's Mathematics Certification program is for you! Get certified to teach math through a program designed to provide you with a strong foundation in mathematical skills, problem-solving, and logical reasoning.

Certification courses offer mathematical maturity, curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, and classroom management. Practice in this field enhances the awareness of multiculturalism and diversity in the classroom through hands-on experience.

Students who successfully complete the requirements will be recommended for the Secondary Mathematics Instructional I teaching certificate.

Certification Information:

  • Teacher certification requires completion of an approved program and qualifying scores on state tests.
  • On the undergraduate level, students must earn their bachelor's degree in their specialty area and in education.
  • On the graduate level, students can pursue the certification only or the certification and the MAT degree.
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Mathematics

Mathematics

A Math Degree Equals Success

What can you do with a Mathematics Degree?

Mathematics is applicable to nearly every industry today, from science and technology to business, retail, healthcare, and more. A degree in math adds value to students' job prospects, because they learn to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations and also can analyze and solve complex professional issues.

  • Foundation in mathematical skills and logical reasoning
  • Develop mathematical understanding, efficiency, and analytical skills 
  • Computer competency for mathematical problem-solving

Math Students at Marywood:

  • Develop attitudes of mind and analytical skills required for the efficient use and understanding of mathematics;
  • Learn to abstract from the particular to the general;
  • Build mathematical models of real world situations;
  • Have competency in the use of computers as a tool in mathematical problem-solving;
  • Work independently on problems in mathematics;
  • Gain an understanding of the origin and historical development of basic mathematical concepts.

Career Outlook for Mathematics and Computer Science

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that:

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Philosophy

Philosophy

Envision Your Possibilities with a Philosophy Degree

When you study philosophy, you are taking an exciting intellectual journey, in conversation with some of history’s most influential thinkers.  At Marywood, students in philosophy are trained to be creative thinkers, to interpret difficult texts, to evaluate complex ideas and moral situations, and to be sensitive to many points of view. Majoring in philosophy is an excellent way to prepare for a professional career in law, medicine, business, education, government, or further graduate study. 

Philosophy students at Marywood are taught that their ultimate obligation in their quest for knowledge is to advance the common good. Reflective of this responsibility, in addition to their teaching and research duties, our faculty serve the community in different ways, from monthly discussion groups in libraries and senior residences where everyone has a voice, to public lectures and field trips dedicated to the compassionate treatment of animals. Students are encouraged to engage in  service as a vital part of their Marywood education.

Students who major in philosophy have the choice to pursue either a traditional track or an applied track. The traditional track will prepare students to go to graduate school in philosophy. The applied track  is coupled with a second major program of study, giving students the opportunity to integrate ideas and methods across disciplines. Marywood Philosophy also provides students with the opportunity to minor in Philosophy or to complete a certificate in Bioethics. Students interested in majoring in Philosophy must meet with the Philosophy Program Director who will advise them on a specific course of study.

Philosophy majors:

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Psychology (Clinical Services)

Psychology (Clinical Services)

Set Your Psychology Career in Motion with a Clinical Services Degree

Clinical psychology is one of the largest specialty areas within psychology. Having a passion for discovery, learning, and listening are part of what it takes to be successful as a psychologist who delivers clinical or counseling services. Psychologists trained to provide clinical services work in research, education, training, and health sectors. Others specialize in areas such as counseling and school psychology. Working with numerous populations, they focus on individual differences, normal and abnormal behavior, mental and emotional health, healthy behaviors and mental disorders and their prevention.

Earning a Bachelor of Science degree with the Psychology - Clinical Practices track at Marywood University will set your career as a psychologist in motion. Faculty provide you with an in-depth understanding of human behavior and are committed to a broad interdisciplinary study of humanity. You'll be trained in scientific and critical thinking and in research methods and statistical analysis; you'll learn to see psychology as an approach to solving problems and discovering new ideas. You will gain advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of clinical psychology along with applied experience through internship

The 48-credit Clinical Track involves preparation for professional careers in clinical psychology and related areas, including but not limited to counseling, school psychology, and neuropsychology. Those who desire employment in the field immediately after graduation, and/or who seek to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or related areas, should pursue the Clinical Track.

  • Internship opportuntiies
  • Preparation for field work after graduation 
  • Hands-on experience
  • State-of-the-art facilities
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Psychology (General/Theoretical)

Psychology (General/Theoretical)

Discover a Versatile Future with a Psychology Degree

A psychology major is a good choice for students who want to work with people and are interested in understanding human behavior and mental processes. Psychology is one of the most versatile undergraduate degrees. Not only will students learn more about themselves and others, they will gain a myriad of valuable life skills that are flexible and fundamental to achieving success in many careers. Helpful skills for psychology majors include open-mindedness and empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication abilities.

An undergraduate degree in psychology from Marywood will serve you well in almost any area of endeavor, because our outstanding, highly credentialed faculty provide you with an in-depth understanding of human behavior and are committed to a broad interdisciplinary study of humanity. You'll be trained in scientific and critical thinking and in research methods and statistical analysis; you'll learn to see psychology as an approach to solving problems and discovering new ideas.

Knowledge gained at Marywood can serve as a basis for the graduate work needed for careers in such areas as clinical, industrial/organizational, health, social, experimental psychology, and more. Or, you can use your studies as a springboard for a variety of careers from criminology or counseling to personnel management or market research. Whatever you choose to do, you'll find the study of psychology will provide you with the opportunity to make significant contributions to society. You'll be well on your way to the goal of every Marywood student's education: learning to live responsibly in an interdependent world.

  • General and clinical tracks
  • Thorough preparation for graduate study
  • Versatile degree for a variety of career choices
  • Internship opportunities 
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Psychology (General/Theoretical)

Psychology (General/Theoretical)

Be In Demand with a Master's Degree in Psychology

Students who study psychology possess a great deal of information that can be transferred to the world of work, making psychology majors some of the most sought-after prospects by employment recruiters. Marywood's master's degree in psychology provides students with an in-depth view of the scientific foundations and professional applications of the discipline. The curriculum serves the needs of students who wish to apply psychological principles and techniques in varied professional settings. The master's level program is also appropriate preparation for those who wish to pursue further study at the doctoral level in a more specialized area.

General/Theoretical Psychology

The general/theoretical track is 48-credit program intended for those students who wish to develop a broad-based understanding of psychology for varied purposes (not necessarily involving clinical applications).

  • In-depth view of scientific foundations and professional applications
  • Hands-on experience and research opportunities 
  • Apply psychological principles and techniques in varied professional settings
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Public Administration

Public Administration

Advance the Common Good with a Master of Public Administration Degree

Public administration professionals serve communities and other public or non-profit entities to effect positive change and to advance the common good. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Marywood University is recognized among the best in the nation. It is an exclusive online 30-credit degree program that follows the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)'s accreditation guidelines.

Our goal is to prepare students for challenging emergence in public administration as effective and innovative administrators equipped with practical and real-world experiences, and to train them with the needed skills, evidence-based research, and theoretical framework in order to tackle the complex environment of public affairs.

The MPA degree program affords students with opportunities to get involved in public affairs as soon as they begin the program, focusing on civic engagement and public responsibilities on local, national, and international levels. The curriculum combines evidence-based research, applied theory, and practical skill development in order to prepare students for conceptual, analytical, and ethical applications of administrative solutions to problems.

  • Completely online with full- or part-time options
  • Outstanding, experienced faculty, including Fulbright Scholars
  • Apply up to 12 MPA credits toward Marywood's Ph.D. program

MPA/MSW dual degree program opportunities

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    Religious Studies

    Religious Studies

    Encountering Faith in a Diverse World with a Religious Studies Degree

    Knowing about religion is an essential part of living responsibly in today’s diverse and interconnected world. That’s why Marywood University requires all undergraduates to take a minimum of two courses in Religious Studies.

    But you don’t have to stop there!

    At Marywood, you have the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses in Religious Studies and to choose from a flexible array of major and minor options that are tailored to fit your interests:

    • In line with Marywood’s Catholic roots and IHM sponsorship, our Religious Studies program gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the history and relevance of Christian theology. Courses in this area include “Christian Spirituality,” “Political and Liberation Theology,” and “Catholic Social Teaching.”
    • You also have the chance to enter into dialogue with persons of diverse faiths and worldviews by engaging in the comparative study of world religions. Courses in this area include “Women and Religion,” “Introduction to Eastern Religions,” and “Peacemaking in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”
    • Finally, if you are interested in putting your faith into action, you can collaborate with the wonderful staff in Campus Ministry and take advantage of Marywood’s many service opportunities.

    If any of this sounds exciting to you, consider pursuing a degree in Religious Studies today!

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    Social Work

    Social Work

    Focus on Helping Others with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

    Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession, rich in a tradition of helping. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program at Marywood is part of a nationally recognized School of Social Work. On the undergraduate level, we prepare generalist social work practitioners who are able to help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. In the BSW program, students acquire the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills necessary for beginning professional social work practice. The curriculum consists of liberal arts, social-behavioral science, and professional social work courses. As part of the curriculum, students complete a series of three field experiences, one of which is a 450-hour field placement in a community social agency during the fall semester of the senior year. Field experiences take place in the freshman, junior, and senior years.

    Five-Year Dual Degree Option »

    At Marywood, you can earn both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in just five years. This dual degree program will prepare you for a career in a variety of social work settings.

    • Field experience in first year of study
    • Dual-degree option
    • Extracurricular learning through local/state conferences
    • Active student organization
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    Social Work

    Social Work

    Flexible Options to Earn Your Master of Social Work

    Since opening its doors in 1969, Marywood's nationally recognized School of Social Work has educated more than 4,000 social workers, making it the leading provider of social work education in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our Master of Social Work (MSW) program is perfect for both those entering the social work field and current practitioners looking for advanced education.

    Convenient Full- and Part-time Programs

    Our MSW program is convenient and flexible. Full-time, part-time, and weekend programs are available:

    • Scranton (Marywood University)
    • Lehigh Valley (DeSales University)

    Field Placements

    Our MSW program pairs traditional classroom courses with hands-on field placements to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist diverse populations of people. Students are placed in a variety of social service agencies throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. We will assist you in selecting an appropriate and convenient field placement. If you work at a social service agency, you may be able to complete your field work there.

    Dual Degree Programs

    We also offer dual degree programs for those interested in both advanced social work training and expertise in administration and management. You can earn two master's degrees in less time than it would take to complete them separately, by pairing the MSW with one of the follow related degrees:

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    Sociology

    Sociology

    Address Important Societal Issues with a Sociology Degree

    Consider Sociology if you are interested in:

    • Raising awareness of urgent social problems
    • Exploring connections between the individual and the larger social structure
    • Acquiring a working knowledge of research methods and analytic skills essential for problem solving

    Our faculty members are experienced teachers and respected scholars in their fields, who maintain open and engaging faculty-student relationships. They're dedicated to helping you put together a program to meet your needs. Students who major in sociology take courses on topics such as social and economic inequality, urbanization and societal development, violent conflict, and the role of media and social institutions. Those who earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology find employment in a diverse range of fields, including management, marketing, sales, research institutes, and governmental services.

    • Pursue a program that fits your interests
    • Raise awareness of urgent social issues 
    • Learn important research and analytic skills
    • Prepare for a diverse array of professional options
    • Transferable Skills

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    Undeclared

    Undeclared

    Not Sure What You Want to Study?

    Like many undergraduate students, you may have decided to delay your pursuit of a specific major. You are not alone!

    Did you know that 10 percent of freshmen applicants are undecided?

    The good news is that, at Marywood, there are people you can talk with and specific things you can do to help you make career and academic choices.

    Our advisors are ready to help you discover which program is right for you. 

    As an undeclared student, you will either be advised by a faculty member in one of your areas of interest or by specially trained professional staff. Your advisor will assist you in developing an individualized academic plan, which will include liberal arts core courses to learn about various areas of study that may appeal to you and introductory courses in your areas of interest.

    • Individualized academic plan
    • Explore 50+ academic programs
    • 100+ clubs and student organizations
    • 22 NCAA varsity athletic sports, a newly launched Esports program, and 25+ intramural sports
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