Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential.
Carthage’s campus is an 80-acre arboretum located on the shore of Lake Michigan, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The campus offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from almost every building on campus, including many residence hall rooms. Easy access to two major metropolitan areas gives students opportunities for real-world experience and networking.
Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, including biology, finance, international political economy, education, theatre, and neuroscience. We emphasize interdisciplinary study, undergraduate research, hands-on learning, individual attention, and vibrant discussion and debate in the classroom. The curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, while challenging students to express themselves effectively.
A college education should do more than just get you a job. It should help you discover who you are, what you were created to do, and how you can work for the greater good. Carthage is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but just because we’re Lutheran doesn’t mean you need to be. We share and welcome opinions, experiences, and stories of faith from religions around the world. Our Lutheran values mean we challenge you to ask the heavy questions, and strive to help our students develop a strong moral and intellectual compass.