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Computer Science



The Carthage Computer Science Department places students in internships that expose them to real-world experiences that they can’t get in the classroom. In the last few years, Carthage students have worked at Sears, West Bend Mutual, FIS, Jockey, Thrivent Financial,, Milliman, Performance Trust, the FBI, and The Aerospace Corporation.

Carthage in Chicago

Carthage in Chicago is a semester-long program that lets students take courses, hold an internship, and participate in weekend activities — all while living in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

SURE offers Carthage students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of an area of interest with a computer science faculty member. Students receive a stipend, room and board on campus, and a small research budget. The program has been a part of the Carthage science curriculum since the mid-1990s.

GPU Education Center

Visual computing firm NVIDIA has designated Carthage a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Education Center, giving students access to hardware, software, experts, and educational resources in the emerging field of parallel programming. Our computer graphics course, game development course, and scientific computing course take advantage of this relationship.


J-Term is a month-long period of study in January when students focus on a single class. Computer science courses offered during J-Term delve into up-and-coming topics and technologies. Recent courses include Mobile App Development, Web Development, and Agile Software Development. “I like the amount of face time I get with my students in J-Term,” says Carthage computer science professor Mark Mahoney. “Long blocks of time to concentrate of programming and interaction with others is the best way to learn computer science.”

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