Students studying climate science at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

Students celebrate their work on water storage tanks in Altagracia. January Term

J-Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus, as well as study tours in other countries. Recent on-campus offerings include “The Science of Global Climate Change” and “The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource: Water.” Recent off-campus study tours include study tours to China, Japan, the Himalayas, Nicaragua, Hawaii, and the Grand Canyon.

Learn more about J-Term

Research Opportunities

Research is built into the Carthage experience through the required senior thesis and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). SURE offers Carthage students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor during the summer doing real research work. Students receive a stipend, room and board on campus, and a small research budget. Students have opportunities to present their research during the Celebration of Scholars and other events.

Learn more about SURE


Carthage climate science students can get involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice.

See climate science student organizations