Dual Degree Programs: Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy
Carthage offers a dual degree programs in occupational therapy and pharmacy, in which students complete three or four years of undergraduate study at Carthage, and two or four years in an partnering graduate program at another school.
Learn more about the 3+2 occupational therapy program
Learn more about the 3+4 pharmacy program
Carthage offers a major in neuroscience, an interdisciplinary program that provides students with both breadth of understanding in basic scientific principles and depth of understanding in the emerging area of nervous system research, preparing students for graduate school and career opportunities in a diverse range of scientific research and medical/therapeutic fields.
Medical Mission Trip and J-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. For pre-health students, the most popular J-Term study tour is a medical mission trip to Nicaragua. The trip gives students an opportunity to experience the medical profession before heading to medical school. Other J-Term study tours allow science majors the opportunity to study abroad without disrupting their rigorous academic schedules.
SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
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. All students and faculty participating in SURE meet weekly for lunch and discussion.
ScienceWorks: Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences
ScienceWorks is a unique offering at Carthage. The program focuses on the business of science by integrating important skills such as written and oral communication, graphics and artwork, business accounting, management, and marketing. Students get hands-on experience and coursework that prepares them for the job market and career advancement.
The environmental science major at Carthage combines knowledge of geography, biology, chemistry and physics with economics and political science. Students who complete the program are better able to understand matters of ecological and human health.