Rigorous. Demanding. Rewarding.

The highly selective Carthage College Honors Program is for exceptional students who want to make the most of their liberal arts education.

Be part of a vibrant and motivating intellectual community

As an Honors student, a key part of your identity at Carthage will be a focus on academic and intellectual life, both in and out of the classroom.

Learn more about opportunities for Honors students


Take specially designed courses taught by the College’s most outstanding professors

The core of the Honors Program is the Honors Curriculum, a set of Honors-only courses designed to facilitate intellectual community while providing academic challenge. Honors courses are grounded in the real world and conducted in the liberal arts spirit of inquiry. Carthage Honors students do more than master material. They are immersed in each Honors professor’s mode of thinking. Honors students take one Honors course in each of their first six semesters on campus.

Learn more about the Honors Curriculum


Be recognized as a Carthage Honors Scholar

Students who successfully complete the Carthage Honors Program will be recognized as Carthage Honors Scholars, a designation that will appear on their transcripts and diplomas.

Learn more about Honors Program requirements


Contact Us

Are you interested in participating in the Carthage Honors Program? Admission to the Honors Program is by application.

Neil Scharnick
Director of the Honors Program; Associate Professor of Theatre
nscharnick@carthage.edu
262-552-2132

Susan Grover
Administrative Assistant for All-College Programs
sgrover@carthage.edu
262-551-5823