About

Carthage College is a four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences located on the shore of Lake Michigan bordering the Village of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Founded in 1847, the College awards the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in more than 40 subject areas, including biology, finance, international political economy, education, music, theatre, and neuroscience. Carthage also awards the Master of Education degree and hosts the Loyola University of Chicago Master of Social Work graduate degree program.

Carthage has been part of Kenosha County, since 1962, when the College relocated from Carthage, Illinois. Carthage’s beautiful lakefront campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. The College brings internationally renowned musicians, artists, authors, scientists, playwrights, and speakers to Kenosha every year for events that are open to the public.

• 2,500 full-time students
• 900 part-time students
• $150 million investment in campus development during the last decade and recent investments include Campbell Student Union, Hedberg Library, Oaks Residential Village, N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, and the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business.
• Spring 2014 the College broke ground on a new science center.

Opportunities for Somers Residents and All Community Members

Fine Arts

Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages six to eight productions every year. Our neighbors in the community are invited to enjoy such works.

Annual Christmas Festival

The annual Christmas Festival is held the first weekend in December. This annual event is Carthage’s Christmas gift to the community. Tickets to the concerts have been free since the festival began, and more than 5,000 people attend annually. See Carthage College Annual Christmas Festival here.

The Carthage Chamber Music Series brings some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to Kenosha County every year. The series includes at least three concerts held in Carthage’s A.F. Siebert Chapel, along with free pre-concert lectures in the nearby H.F. Johnson Recital Hall. See Carthage Chamber Music Series here.

FESTIVAL WEBSITE
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Athletics and Sports Camps

Carthage fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, volleyball, lacrosse and water polo. Join Carthage to cheer on the Red Men and Lady Reds at athletic events in Tarble Arena, Art Keller Field, or Augie Schmidt Field.

CARTHAGE ATHLETICS WEBSITE

Art Exhibits

The H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists from the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison areas, and beyond. The gallery hosts five exhibitions ever year, including opening receptions that offer residents the opportunity to meet and talk with arts. The H.F. John Gallery of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings, and 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.

GALLERY WEBSITE

Adult Education and Professional Development

Carthage’s Adult Education Program offers evening studies toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration/management, computer science, criminal justice, elementary education, marketing, religion, or social work; as well as the Master of Education degree, Master of Social Work degree, and accelerated certification for teachers. All adults can enjoy personal enrichment courses covering such varied topics as sign language, foreign language, video production, and more.

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Adult Education and Professional Development

Carthage’s Adult Education Program offers evening studies toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration/management, computer science, criminal justice, elementary education, marketing, religion, or social work; as well as the Master of Education degree, Master of Social Work degree, and accelerated certification for teachers. All adults can enjoy personal enrichment courses covering such varied topics as sign language, foreign language, video production, and more.

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