Carthage offers study in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geography and earth science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and astronomy, and entrepreneurial studies.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, or SURE, pairs students with faculty mentors on a significant summer research projects.
Carthage’s January Term is a month-long period of study in which students focus on a single topic on campus, work with faculty on science research, or travel to another country.
ScienceWorks: Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences is an innovative program that gives science majors real-world business experience and the opportunity to add a minor in entrepreneurial studies.
Space Sciences Research
Natural Sciences majors at Carthage have the opportunity to conduct significant research for NASA through such programs as RockSat and the Carthage Microgravity Team, in which students fly aboard the zero-gravity aircraft Weightless Wonder. and RockSat. The Carthage Microgravity Team has been selected to conduct research for NASA every year since 2008.
3+2 Engineering Program
In this 3+2 dual-degree program, students spend three years at Carthage and two years at a partnering engineering school. Upon completion of the program, students earn a bachelor of arts degree from Carthage and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the engineering school.
3+4 Pre-Pharmacy Program
In this dual-degree program with the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University, Carthage students spend three years at Carthage working toward a degree in either chemistry or biology, followed by four years of graduate work toward the Pharm.D degree. This program provides preferred admissions status into a very competitive clinical doctoral program in pharmacy.
In this 3+2 dual-degree program, students spend three years at Carthage and two years at a partner school in that school’s occupational therapy program.
Affiliations Bring Opportunity
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Carthage is the lead institution for the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, a NASA-funded agency that awards grants and other opportunities to students and faculty at member institutions across the state. Over the past several years, Carthage students have been increasingly involved in space sciences research. Membership in the WSGC should bring additional opportunity for research in earth and space sciences.
Midstates Science and Math Consortium
Carthage is a member of the 11-state Midstates Science and Math Consortium, giving Carthage students access to facilities at other schools including the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. Carthage science majors regularly present their research findings at regional and national conferences.