Experiential learning is a core component of a Carthage education, and each department in the Natural and Social Sciences Division supports a range of opportunities, from field placements and clinical experiences to internships and research programs with national and international partners.
Ongoing experiential learning opportunities within the division include the following:
Student research programs
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) pairs Carthage students with faculty for summer research. Students selected for this competitive program spend the summer on campus, working closely with their faculty mentors on new or developing lines of research. All SURE students and faculty mentors meet weekly for lunch, during which students present their progress. At the end of the program, students are required to write a project report. Many go on to present their research at regional and national conferences.
Faculty research programs
- Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- NASA/WSGC internships in aerospace-related fields (dozens of available internships for STEM students)
- Shedd Aquarium (through the Carthage in Chicago program)
Clinical and field placements
- Aurora Health Care Shadowing Program
- Fieldwork in Psychology
- Medical Mission to Nicaragua