Carthage offers …
- Bachelor’s degrees in 50+ areas of study including allied health science, biology, chemistry, exercise and sport science, neuroscience, and psychology.
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing
The health fields are changing rapidly, with new therapies and models of care always on the horizon. The best-prepared medical practitioners are adaptable and have a comprehensive education.
To prepare for advanced study in the health fields, you will develop a broad knowledge of the sciences and the ability to think on your feet. Those who declare a pre-health concentration can choose any major — popular options include allied health science, biology, chemistry, exercise and sport science, neuroscience, and psychology.
Research is built into the Carthage experience through lab and field experiments, the required senior thesis, and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). Mentored by faculty in the sciences, you can take on projects in genomics, wildlife ecology, physiology, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other research areas.
Beyond the Classroom
There is an active community of supportive student organizations that organize activities for students in the health-related fields, mentor them through exam preparation, and provide networking opportunities. You are encouraged to participate in the Pre-Health Club, Pre-Physician Assistant Club, and neuroscience, biology, and chemistry societies.
Like many Carthage students considering careers in the health fields, you can participate in the medical mission to Nicaragua study tour, through which you can contribute to addressing public health in the clinical setting and developing clean water resources.
Special Academic Programs
Apply for early admission to the medical or dental programs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and, in some cases, to bypass the entrance exam.
Learn more about the LECOM early acceptance program
Shorten your educational route by a full year in this dual-degree program with Washington University in St. Louis.
Learn more about the 3+2 occupational therapy program
Spend three years at Carthage and three years at the Medical College of Wisconsin to earn both a bachelor’s in chemistry and a doctorate in pharmacy.
Learn more about the 3+3 pharmacy program
Spend three years at Carthage studying chemistry and then four years at Rosalind Franklin’s College of Pharmacy, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Carthage and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Rosalind Franklin.
Learn more about the 3+4 pharmacy program
Receive your bachelor’s at Carthage and a Master of Public Health at the Medical College in Wisconsin in just five years. Carthage students may enroll in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online graduate public health program prior to graduation from Carthage. After graduation from Carthage, these students continue as graduate students at MCW for approximately one additional year until they complete the Master of Public Health program.
Learn more about the 4+1 Master of Public Health program
3+2 Master of Athletic Training
Spend three years studying for your bachelor’s degree in allied health science and two more years obtaining your Master of Athletic Training — all at Carthage!
Learn more about the 3+2 Master of Athletic Training program at Carthage