Undergraduate Research

Carthage places a major emphasis on undergraduate research. As a Carthage student, you will be challenged to perform original research early and often, under the close guidance of your professors.

Research is built into every student’s experience:

  • Research serves as the foundation for entire academic courses.
  • Students have access to equipment often reserved for graduate students at other institutions.
  • All students must complete a senior thesis in order to graduate. This may be a research project, research paper, art exhibit, major performance, portfolio, or other project.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) offers students in all disciplines paid summer research positions with faculty mentors.

Maybe you will spend a summer building a satellite, adapting a novel into a new play, piloting a college-prep program for high school students, designing a rocket payload, or studying the effects of acute stress on rats. Students selected for the SURE program live on campus, earn a stipend, and gain invaluable experience in their chosen fields.

“I love working in Straz among fellow physics undergrads and professors," said Ashley Marquette '17, who spent a summer building a CubeSatellite. "It feels like I am really doing something more with my college experience.”