Ongoing Projects with Faculty
Faculty involve students in their research year-round at Carthage, whether through the summer SURE program or independent research during the regular academic year.
Summer Research and SURE
A hallmark of the Carthage experience since the mid-1990s, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers students across academic divisions the opportunity to engage in collaborative research with professors. Students work closely with a faculty mentor on a new or developing line of research.
Carthage students have a strong track record in nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, which can support research, travel, language study, or creative projects as an undergraduate or graduate. Opportunities are available for undergraduates of all years, and alumni.
Carthage requires all students to complete a senior thesis. This thesis may take the form of a research project, an art exhibit, a music recital, a portfolio, a research paper, or any other project that pertains to the student’s area of study. Students must then present their projects to the Carthage community.
Knowing that book learning alone is insufficient, Carthage embraces hands-on learning across the curriculum. Entire courses at Carthage are structured around original research, including J-Term study tours. Students also have the option of pursuing independent research for credit.