The University of Rochester offers flexible, online courses in personalized medicine, healthcare, and biomedical engineering for high school students. You’ll hear from University of Rochester professors, be guided by a mentor well-versed in the course subject, and earn a Certificate of Completion from the University of Rochester. ..(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: February, March, April, May, June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Business, Law, Pre-Med, Politics and Diplomacy, STEM, Bio Technology, Biology, Mentoring, Career Exploration, Literacy
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Affiliation: Phillips Andover Summer Opportunity Fair 2022
- Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Government and Public Administration, Health Science
The Georgetown Pre-College Online Program offers flexible, online courses in international relations, law, medical research, politics/government, and entrepreneurship for students ages 13 and older. You will learn through dynamic video featuring Georgetown instructors, be guided by a mentor well-versed in your course subject, and earn a Certificate of Completion.
At Georgetown, we believe that you're more than a mind. You're an individual with unique talents, dreams, and passions. Our long-held Jesuit tradition of cura personalis means "care for the whole person," and our goal in creating these new online courses is to provide a holistic experience for you. As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. If you are intrigued by a certain subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and support from your mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
The two courses currently offered are:
- International Relations: How the World Works
- Become an Entreprenuership: An Inside Look at Innovation
- Law: How to Think Like an Attorney
- Medical Research: Evidence-Based Practices Behind Medical Discoveries
- U.S. Politics and Government: To Form a More Perfect Union
- Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases
International Relations: How the World Works
The subject of international relations is more relevant than ever. We are living through a time of disruption and promise. On one hand, technology offers more people a voice—on the other, populist movements threaten democracy. The world economy is more connected than ever, yet threats like pandemics shut down supply chains and cause shortages. Industry is more productive, but causes environmental ills. How do these problems and potentials interact? Who are the new movers and shakers? What will your role be in the future? If you are interested in international relations, politics, law, economics or just curious about how our world works, this course is a must.
Become an Entreprenuership: An Inside Look at Innovation
It is said that entrepreneurs can see a need before people even have it on their radar. Entrepreneurship is also the story of success and failure. In this course, you will learn what goes into launching a business. You will identify your target customer, create a story for your product, write a business model, and practice leadership behaviors that can inspire a team, prove out ideas, and test your brand concept. If you want to know how to take an idea all the way through to an on-the-shelf product or service, this course is for you.
Law: How to Think Like an Attorney
How do trial lawyers make decisions? What skills do lawyers draw on to gather information? How do they use evidence to make decisions, while avoiding the pull of emotions? In this course, you will learn how to think like a trial lawyer. You will discover a disciplined way of asking questions. You will be encouraged to look beyond the obvious and make decisions based on evidence and analysis of the information you must consider. You’ll separate fact from opinion and exercise the skills you need to be a lawyer and a critical thinker. Want to explore a future in law? This course is for you.
Medical Research: Evidence-Based Practices Behind Medical Discoveries
Every vaccine, drug, and treatment used in medicine is the result of evidence-based research. For a cancer therapy to succeed, medical researchers have to ask a question. Will it work? In this course you will learn the process researchers use to formulate, conduct, and evaluate the evidence they gather. You will be tasked with developing your own study using professional methods. For any high schooler thinking about a future in STEM, medical research, pharmaceuticals or medical school, this course is for you.
U.S. Politics and Government: To Form a More Perfect Union
Delve into the relationship of the American political system with the U.S. government. What shapes political policy? How does the U.S. government adapt to realities on the ground like a global pandemic or war? How does the government deal with issues such as climate change, economic inequality, or racial injustice? What is the media’s role in all of these important topics? If you have ever been curious about these issues, this course is for you. Learn about the inner workings of our political system and discover potential college majors and career opportunities that will provide you with the foundation to make a difference.
Becoming a Suregeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases
Have you always been fascinated by how surgeons save lives? Is it your dream to dive into the world of surgery? This is a course for people who love the challenge of diagnosing a disease and treating it through surgery. Study diseases of the abdomen and create your own model of the major organs and vascular structures. Learn about emerging technologies, such as robotics and digital scanning. Discover the jobs of an OR team and hear from specialists like gynecologists, radiologists, and trauma surgeons. If you have a passion for surgical medicine, this course is for you!
Cost and Session Information
All course options, whether 1, 2, or 4 weeks, have the identical educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. The difference in length of course is due to time of year (not amount of instruction). We know the school year keeps you busy, so we’ve made the course longer during that time so that you can get assignments done.
Fees: $1495 for all programs
Check our website for more information about the courses that interest you!