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Summer University Programs

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus partners will different university divisions to offer courses at the Rockville campus. Below is a list of Summer 2016 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 27-July 22. Apply. Read a Hopkins Happenings story about the 2015 course.
  • Summer University Programs
    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. The Montgomery County Campus offerings are listed below. More information about tuition and course schedules can be found at the Summer Programs website. An application is required, so apply now!

College Writing Workshop
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of expository writing in order to prepare students for college-level assignments. This will not be a lecture course; rather, students will engage in writing and editing exercises that will allow them to accumulate hands-on practice in each of the writing skills discussed. Students will learn to develop argumentative thesis statements that align with strong topic sentences, incorporate quotes and evidence smoothly and with sophistication, and engage in a thorough outlining process that will eliminate "writer's block." We will work through a "Top Ten" editing checklist for final drafts (e.g., cut repetition), practicing each skill. Students will leave the workshop with a new understanding of the practical, step-by-step process that can be used to write any college-level expository essay--and to make writing a manageable, enjoyable experience! Read a story about the 2015 class.

Introduction to Laboratory Research

students working in a laboratory

This is an exciting time to work in biotechnology research. The Human Genome Project is generating fundamental genetic information at a breathtaking rate. Basic research findings are being applied to medicine, agriculture, and the environment; and a variety of new biotechnology products are moving into production. Behind each of these accomplishments lies extensive laboratory research. In this class, students will explore experimental techniques and evaluate their roles in modern biotechnology research. Read a story about the 2015 course.