The Carlow Compass is a unique and innovative general education curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and is intended to serve as a navigational tool to help guide a student toward her/his academic and professional goals. The curriculum is integrated with a student’s major course of study, and aligns with the university’s mission, vision, and Mercy heritage. The Compass emphasizes career-readiness and ethical leadership, and courses introduce, develop, and reinforce specific learning outcomes. With the Carlow Compass, students can design, navigate, and explore their own educational pathways. Please click here for our handy guide [pdf] .

Carlow University's Carlow Compass is a unique and innovative general education curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Please note: The Carlow Compass Curriculum went into effect for all first year, non-transfer students entering in the Fall 2015 term. The Carlow Compass goes into effect for all other incoming students in the Fall 2016 term.