Students studying environmental science at Carthage can take advantage of multiple academic programs:

Student Organizations

Carthage Spanish students can get involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join Beta Beta Beta, Carthage United to Rescue the Earth (CURE), Gamma Theta Upsilon, and more!

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Environmental science students take samples of the Pike River on campus. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, or 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.

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J-Term is a month-long period of study in January in which students take a single course on campus or participate in a study tour in another state or country. The Environmental Science Program has offered courses, research opportunities and study tours during J-Term.

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Midstates Math and Science 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 students have also presented at the Consortium’s undergraduate research symposia.

Scholarships and Funding

Giving students opportunities to do real research, guided by faculty, is a priority in the Natural Sciences Division at Carthage. The Environmental Science Program continues this emphasis in and out of the classroom. Programs like the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience give students significant research experiences that go beyond textbook projects. Scholarships and funding for environmental research are also available through national organizations.

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Internships and Employment

The Aspire Center and Environmental Science Program faculty assist students in finding internships and summer jobs.


Environmental science students regularly attend research conferences and meetings to present their work and learn from others.

  • In 2022, two students attended the 29th Annual Meeting of the Midwest chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry to present their research on “Plant Extraction Method Development for Consumer Product Chemicals.” They were awarded an Honorable Mention (second place) for Best Student Poster, an impressive achievement in a field of primarily graduate students.
  • In Spring 2010, four students attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Montana to present their research.
  • In March 2010, two Carthage students won an award for undergraduate research excellence at the American Water Resources Association Meeting. They won the award for their poster presentation on establishing a monitoring program for invasive species in Kenosha County. 


There are several student organizations on campus devoted to environment-related community service projects. There are volunteer opportunities in the Kenosha area as well.