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  • Pre-Health at Carthage — Carthage College
    of ecological and human health Also many of the most ambitious students participate in the campus Honors Program which offers specially designed courses and encourages students to work on independent projects in conjunction with their chosen curricula Engagement with Global Health Gain hands on experience in the community Increasingly tomorrow s health care providers will need to work in multicultural environments and treat illnesses of both the advanced and developing worlds Furthermore those committed to a life of service must reach out and help solve some of the most vexing health and hygiene problems Carthage provides a rich framework for determined students to get involved in issues affecting their own community and societies worldwide For instance many students choose to gain experience working in local hospitals veterinary clinics nursing homes and pharmacies or pursue biomedical research projects on campus and at universities and medical schools around the country Make a difference abroad Most students considering careers in the health fields participate in the campus medical mission to Nicaragua through which students contribute to addressing public health in the clinical setting and developing clean water resources Students are also encouraged to travel abroad during January Term courses and as part of semester or yearlong study abroad experiences Career Development Support Receive guidance from advisors and clubs Carthage students benefit from many forms of support during their years on campus First all students consult frequently with a faculty advisor who can answer questions about their educational goals and help them select the appropriate courses that match their abilities and interests Second Carthage has an excellent Career Services office that can help students arrange internships and promote their professional development Finally 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 Students are encouraged to participate in the Pre Health Club Pre Physician Assistant Club and Neuroscience Biology and Chemistry societies Carthage students are strongly recommended to pursue volunteer and clinical shadowing opportunities and to get involved in research projects early in their academic careers The most successful candidates for graduate study in the health related fields are those who dedicate themselves to this type of active engagement during their freshman years and maintain involvement through college Undergraduate Research Collaborate with faculty on projects Students in the health related fields benefit from Carthage s strong culture of undergraduate research Science majors are expected to undertake experimental laboratory or field research and present their findings publicly As health care is increasingly impacted by cutting edge developments at the laboratory bench and research clinic and as drug discovery and environmental health assessment requires advanced technical expertise Carthage students enter graduate programs with experiences and skills that better prepare them for the needs of the workplace Current faculty sponsored projects range from the study of microscopic virus particles and bacterial DNA sequences to wildlife ecology human physiology and an ongoing research project studying post traumatic stress disorder in

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  • Pre-Law — Carthage College
    opportunities A Doctor of Jurisprudence can lead to a traditional legal career as well as careers in law enforcement including the FBI government business economics politics and teaching in addition to many others There is no specific major that you must choose and no specific set of courses that you must take in order to be well prepared for law school Pre law provides you with the freedom to choose from a wide array of undergraduate courses and majors What is of paramount importance as an undergraduate student considering law school is your ability to develop strong analytical and oral and written communication skills The ability to write cogently and coherently to analyze carefully and accurately to reason logically and to speak effectively and articulately will give you the edge you need to successfully complete the rigors of law school Please check out our site for the latest information in current and future pre law course offerings including course syllabi and materials faculty listings how to prepare for law school including the application and admission process our chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity and links to law resources For more information contact either of the following Attorneys

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  • Psychology — Carthage College
    in humans Biological studying the brain and behavior often in non humans Social studying interactions between people Abnormal studying aberrant behavior Students focus their research efforts on the areas that most interest them Students who plan to work in social service can participate in Carthage s fieldwork program A quarter of psychology majors add a second major in Social Work More than half go on to graduate school Hands on Experience The department emphasizes undergraduate research Students learn research techniques in class experience those techniques in laboratory work and then become eligible to conduct independent research Seniors can pursue field placements which strengthen a student s resume for graduate school applications and can lead to employment after graduation Special programs such as the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience give students further opportunities In SURE students work one on one with a faculty mentor Carthage offers a major and minor in psychology Related Links Learn more about the sub fields within psychology How Carthage psychology faculty help students consider their options Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule a Visit Apply Now Current Students Faculty The Bridge

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  • Religion — Carthage College
    the country Multidimensional Study Carthage offers students academic study in world religions church history theology the Bible and religion in society Courses include Understandings of Religion History of Christian Thought Greek and Roman Mystery Religions Religious Thinkers of Modern Times Faith Love and Ethics Issues in Living and Dying Creation and Apocalypse Parish Service and more Accomplished Faculty The Carthage religion department has a diverse faculty to provide you with a wide range of approaches to religious questions All faculty members have earned Ph D s publishing records extensive involvement in professional associations and plenty of enthusiasm for teaching Study Abroad Opportunities Students studying religion at Carthage have ample opportunity to study outside the United States during J Term or for a semester Spend a month excavating an ancient Roman temple in northern Israel or spend a January examining religious myth and political vision in theatre in Berlin Students have studied in Greece Guatemala and the Himalayas Current programs are offered in India the Mediterranean and Germany Customized Program A major in religion at Carthage is flexible You can customize the program to meet your needs and interests and readily combine it with a major or minor in another discipline

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  • Social Science — Carthage College
    may elect a general social science major This is a broad field major typically completed in conjunction with a major or minor in education Broad field social science majors take courses from across departments and divisions including Geography History Political Science Sociology Economics Psychology The Social Science Major The Social Science Major consists of 56 credits Core Subject Courses Students take 24 credits in the core subject restricted to following departments Geography History Political Science Sociology Economics or Psychology See specific department for its specific requirements to meet the core Non Core Subject Courses Any combination of 32 credits restricted to the following departments not covered by the core Geography History Political Science Sociology Economics or Psychology No more than eight credits should be from any one department to fulfill minimum requirements Those seeking broad field social studies certification must have one course from each of the above areas Upper Division Course An upper division seminar colloquium theory and or research course in the core subject or in one of the other departments listed above Senior Thesis Senior Thesis required in core See appropriate department for requirements More specific details can be obtained from the Social Science program director or the specific departmental advisor for the concentration Prospective social science teachers need to consult with the education faculty advisor regarding certification requirements Please note that there is no teaching minor for broad field social science Students wishing teacher certification need to minor in Secondary Education Social Science Courses 2330 Behavioral Research Statistics 4 credits 4 credits SOC Instructor Robert Maleske A beginning course in statistical concepts and procedures needed for critically evaluating and conducting research in psychology sociology political science and other behavioral sciences Prerequisite PYC 1500 or permission of instructor Fall Spring 4200 Teaching of Social Science 4 credits

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  • Social Work — Carthage College
    Field Placements Logs for Integrative Process Recording Process Recording Directions SWK 4200 Log of Activities Instructions for Creating Your Google Site Field Supervisor Resources Prospective Students Careers FAQs Resources Transfer Students Recommended Courses for General Education Requirements Department News Student Voices Student Organizations Master of Social Work Assessment Social Work Social work is a profession concerned with promoting the well being of people It includes assisting individuals families groups organizations and communities to achieve life enhancing goals as they learn to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life Carthage s professional social work curriculum equips students with knowledge values and skills necessary for generalist practice Through required field experiences the program provides students with supervised opportunity to master the requisite competencies in actual practice situations The Carthage Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education an international agency that assures a program meets the standards established for a bachelor s degree in social work See the program s Competencies Master of Social Work Carthage s Adult Education Program offers graduate studies in social work Learn more Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar

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  • Sociology — Carthage College
    forces constraining our lives and discloses the critical play of economic racial and gender inequalities The Sociology Department at Carthage strives to foster the development of each student s sociological imagination Students learn to thoughtfully analyze the roots of social problems and examine potential remedies Students are taught to think critically about an individual s role in society as well as complex social institutions Sociology students probe the links between historical eras and personal biographies between social structures and private lives This modern mode of thought is useful in diverse walks of life which benefit from an informed critical view of the society s master middle range and minor institutions At Carthage sociology students can benefit from opportunities for field experiences and internships and scholarships within the department Many sociology students choose to combine their studies with majors in psychology social work criminal justice women and gender studies or a foreign language Students go on to careers in applied research consulting survey research urban planning and more Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule a Visit Apply Now Current Students Faculty The Bridge My Carthage

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  • Spanish — Carthage College
    Modern Languages Department Each year the department selects a Spanish Fellow who receives a small stipend and works closely with departmental faculty to enhance the academic and social aspects of our programs The Department of Modern Languages at Carthage offers both a major and a minor in Spanish Students of Spanish will discover courses and a program that are student centered and communicative and are aimed at helping students achieve a wide range of personal and professional goals Beginning courses focus on the spoken language and are usually taught by native Spanish speakers In addition students will be exposed to the cultures of the Spanish speaking countries from the first day of their first Spanish course at Carthage As they progress in their linguistic proficiency and move on to upper division courses even more emphasis is placed on culture past and present including literature film architecture and art as well as everyday life When coupled with the programs of supporting disciplines the major and the minor in Spanish will satisfy the needs of many students including those who desire a broad liberal arts education with a multicultural dimension those who wish to complete a teaching major or minor in Spanish

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