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Summer University Programs

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus partners with different university divisions to offer courses at the Rockville campus. Below is a list of Summer 2017 course offerings.

  • Engineering Innovation Students working on engineering project
    During this four-week summer program for high school students, participants learn engineering basics such as conducting experiments, solving design challenges, interpreting data and applying technology. Lessons focus on chemical, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, as well materials science and robotics. Students with an A or B grade earn three Johns Hopkins University credits. Tuition is $2,400. Course runs June 26-July 21. Apply. Read a Hopkins Happenings story about the 2016 course.
  • Phone and Games
    During this one-week summer class, middle school students can learn programming concepts and how to create an app. Tuition is $500. The class runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 24-28. Download application.
  • Summer University Programs students in classroom
    The Johns Hopkins Summer University Programs offers qualified high school and visiting undergraduate students the opportunity to take freshman- and sophomore-level credit classes. Students can take undergraduate classes taught by instructors from one of America's top-ranked universities and earn college credit, all while enjoying the convenience of the Montgomery County Campus in Rockville.

    Summer University Mini-Term (2 weeks)
    Mini-terms offer the benefits of Summer University program, but condensed into two intensive weeks. Pre-college students get the opportunity to take undergraduate level courses along with Hopkins students and visiting undergrads and earn university credit.

    • Course Title: Cancer Related Health Behaviors and Disparities
      Course description:
      This course will explore behaviors related to cancer prevention and control. Students will gain a basic understanding of cancer etiology and descriptive epidemiology. Additional topics will include primary and secondary cancer prevention strategies, drawing from recent research, including studies currently being conducted at the National Cancer Institute. Students will also learn about disparities in cancer prevention behaviors. Multiple learning formats will promote student learning and introduce different tools for behavioral cancer prevention research. Number of credits: 1. Tuition: $875. Class schedule: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, July 24-Aug.4.

    • Course Title: Applications of Precision Medicine in Public Health
      Course Description: This course will introduce students to principles of precision medicine (PM) across the care continuum and engage students to think critically about how PM will change the medical and public health landscape. Students will learn about the PM initiative and current examples of PM in disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. Students will identify  challenges of incorporating PM into our health care systems and discuss strategies to reduce such challenges. Number of credits: 1. Tuition: $875. Class schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 24-Aug. 4.

      Discover Hopkins (2 weeks)
      Short in length but not in content! Exclusively for pre-college students, Discover Hopkins Programs are intensive programs designed to expose you to topics from different perspectives. For instance, observe top researchers and listen to experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, as you survey the latest discoveries in medicine.

    • Course Title: Medical School Intensive
      Course description: The two-week commuter program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty and postdoctoral fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital. Number of credits: 1. Tuition: $2,000, includes lunch, classroom trips and activities. Class schedule: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday June 26-July 7 (no class on July 4th.)

    • Course Title: Medicine, Sports, and Culture
      Course description: This course examines how medicine is practiced in different cultures around the world. In particular, we draw on theories and concepts from medical anthropology to study how these differences reveal alternative perspectives on the body, its health and its capabilities. To sharpen our inquiries into cultural differences surrounding bodily health, we look comparatively at the anthropology of sports and bodily performance. In looking at how concepts including illness, wellness, and injury differ across cultures, we consider, for example, how the bodily experience of pain not only varies according to societal beliefs and behaviors, but also changes as one pursues the limits of athletic performance. In addition to introducing how cultural anthropology engages with medicine and sports performance, this course enriches scientific interest in medicine by teaching students techniques of critical reasoning that powerfully investigate both how medicine is practiced and the cultural phenomenon of bodily health. Prior study in anthropology is not required. Number of credits: 1. Tuition: $875. Class schedule: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 10-July 21

    More information and application information can be found on the Summer Programs website.