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Graduate and Professional Studies

Majors and Minors

At Carthage, all majors provide a broad education for adult learners preparing for career advancement. Classes are taught by professors who have specific experience in their fields, bringing a real-world perspective to learning. Professors engage students in an interactive learning environment through first-hand experience, individual instruction, and group discussion.

Majors

Accounting

Accountants and auditors prepare, analyze, and verify financial reports and taxes, and monitor information systems that furnish these reports to managers in business, industry and government. Additionally, accountants often advise executives on best business practices.

The Carthage Accounting program includes accounting courses and practices as well as relevant business administration and economic courses. Students may take specialized elective courses to prepare for the CPA exam. Possible career paths include public accountant, tax accountant, CPA, auditor, financial analyst, and personal financial planner.

Select upper-level accounting courses meet one night per week for 14 weeks.

Management

The Business Administration/Management major offers a superb opportunity to learn general business principles and public and private sector economic systems. Course study includes management of information systems, business law, organizational management, accounting, and marketing.

Possible career paths include banking, benefits administrator, human resource personnel, marketing research, credit manager, customer service, sales, project manager, and recruiter.

This major may be completed in the 7-week format.

Marketing

The Marketing major includes essential courses on how to plan and execute the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, and goods and services. Students also complete business and economic courses that foster not only a good knowledge of the business world, but also an understanding of human behavior.

Some career paths in marketing include marketing management, marketing research, sales, advertising, public relations and consumer affairs.

This major may be completed in the 7-week format.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice major at Carthage gives students a basic understanding of the criminal justice system as it operates within the American political system. The curriculum includes criminal justice coursework as well as specialized courses in political science and sociology to provide a unifying perspective on the criminal justice system and legal theory.

Possible career paths include law enforcement in the police or sheriff’s departments, private security and investigation, probably/parole enforcement, corrections, court services, victim services, customs enforcement and investigation, U.S. Marshall Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Immigration and Naturalization Service.

This major/minor may be completed in the 7-week format.

This program is designed for those seeking their first bachelor’s degree in education, and for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are looking to complete the Wisconsin license requirements. The entire program is accredited and meets the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

The Education Department at Carthage offers adult students majors in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescent (grades 1-9) and Cross Categorical Special Education.

The evening program also offers courses to complete a minor in early adolescence/adolescent (grades 6-12) and add-on certification for additional education licenses. The middle childhood/early adolescent (grades 1-9) major will require a minor in a teaching subject area.

Note: General education and elective courses can be completed in the 7-week format. Select upper-level courses will be offered in a 14-week format. Clinical experiences are required of all elementary and secondary education majors. Elementary Education majors will be required to enroll full time for student teaching during their final semester.

The religion curriculum at Carthage is progressive in design. Classes address the most pressing religious issues of the day, while still providing the depth and breadth in classical religion scholarship needed for effective ministry and graduate studies. The department has a fine record of landing graduates in some of the most prestigious seminaries and graduate schools in the country.

Note: For the Religion major, students complete the general education requirements during the evening format, and then complete the major requirements during traditional daytime courses. Students pursuing this option must work with the admissions office when making the transfer from an evening to a daytime program.

Social Work

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Carthage social work curriculum equips students with knowledge, values and skills necessary for general social work practice. Through required field experiences, the social work program provides Carthage students with supervised opportunities to master competencies in actual practice situations.

Possible career paths include clinical social work, case management, family services, community social work, group social work, hospital social work, and public health social work.

Notes: For the Social Work major, students complete the general education requirements during the evening format, and then complete the major requirements during traditional daytime courses. Students pursuing this option must work with the admissions office when making the transfer from an evening to a daytime program. Clinical experiences are required of all social work majors.


Minors

All minors can be completed in the 7-week format.

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Religion
  • Sociology