Overview

The Georgetown Pre-College Online Program offers flexible, online courses in law and medical research for students ages 13 and older. You will learn through dynamic video featuring Georgetown instructors, be mentored by a current student or alumnus, 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 live sessions with university 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:

  • Law: How to Think Like an Attorney 
  • Medical Research: Evidence-Based Practices Behind Medical Discoveries

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.

Cost and Session Information

All course options, whether 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

We have courses starting on the following dates. Check our website for more information about the courses that interest you. 

July 11 - July 25

Length: 2 weeks

Application Deadline: July 4

July 25 - August 8

Length: 2 weeks

Application Deadline: July 18

August 1 - August 29

Length: 4 weeks

Application Deadline: July 25

August 8 - August 22

Length: 2 weeks

Application Deadline: August 1

August 22 - September 5

Length: 2 weeks

Application Deadline: August 15

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