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    University of Vermont: Pre-College Summer Academy

    University of Vermont: Pre-College Summer Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Neuroscience, Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Summer Academy is an immersive, academically challenging 4-week online program designed for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a relevant academic interest.

    Our program offers high school students the incredible opportunity to learn from renowned professors, study alongside like-minded students, showcase your potential to college admissions officers and earn 3 transferable college credits.

    Students who participate in Summer Academy stay intellectually engaged over the summer and are exposed to new ideas and perspectives.  Explore topical content areas from the following classes:


    GEOG 095 – Facing Environmental Futures

    This course offers an introduction to key concepts in the discipline of geography. Course materials reflect a range of concerns related to climate change and pandemic as well as diverse approaches to understanding them. Students should expect engaged and interactive course design that aims to foster community and deeper connections to the world. 


    NSCI 095 – Introductory Neuroscience

    The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts in Neuroscience. The course will be broken into four modules: Electrical properties of the neuron; Synapses and networks; Sensory systems; and Beyond the cell. Throughout the course there will be a student-led discovery of expression, structure and function of a gene of interest and how it relates to human disease.


    ARTS 095 – Storytelling with Photographs

    In this course, we’ll explore how photographs are used to tell a wide range of stories and practice telling our own stories with photographs. We will cover some history and theory of photography and photojournalism, basic camera operation, and technical considerations, along with post-processing as we build a solid foundation for creating photographs and telling stories.


    COMU 096 – Health & Medicine

    This innovative program exposes students to the fascinating world of modern medicine and bioscience through the lens of COVID-19. Experts from across disciplines including public health and general medicine will engage with students with current developments in their fields.  This program helps students discover their interests, learn about the latest advances in bioscience and molecular medicine, and develop an understanding of diverse medical and health science career paths that might be right for them.


    HLTH 095 – Biomedical Science and Human Disease

    This course introduces students to the field of Medical Laboratory Science and allows students to demonstrate professionalism and interpersonal skills while achieving competence with common laboratory procedures virtually.


    You can check out additional course information at our website!

    Cost and Session Information

    The cost of tuition is variable based on the student’s residency status including: in state, out of state, dual enrollment.