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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.
  • 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: 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: College Writing Workshop
      Course description: 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, engage in a thorough outlining process that will eliminate "writer's block," and revise with attention to both concepts and mechanics.  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 used to make writing a manageable, enjoyable experience! Class schedule: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday July 24-Aug. 4.

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