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Pre-College Programs

Summer at Hopkins offers rigorous and active-learning experiences designed to expand your mind. Led by innovative and dedicated Hopkins instructors, these programs will help you connect with like-minded peers from around the world and enhance your college application. Online Undergraduate Courses are also available if pre-requisites are met.

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Pre-College Programs Online

HOP Online and join fellow students and faculty in these 2-week asynchronous programs available over three sessions this summer. Interactive and flexibly-designed to meet today’s needs, you can select one or a combination of these programs across the sessions. While you are welcome to select more than one online program per session, each is designed so that students committing about 15-17 hours-per-week are able to complete that program. Each offering has an all-inclusive rate of $1,500 USD and five of the six programs offer academic credit as well.

Session 1 June 22 – July 3, 2020
Session 2 July 6 – July 17, 2020
Session 3 July 20 – July 31, 2020

 

Online Pre-College Program Titles and Descriptions

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Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by experts in the field of Medicine, 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.
Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physician, scientist, or healthcare provider’s repertoire. Students will discover classical anatomy and physiology of the human body. This program will cover topics that include: nervous, muscular, cardiopulmonary, renal, digestive, & immune systems and learn how it effects health and disease. In addition to classroom study, students will be challenged to synthesize their newfound knowledge by participating in interactive activities. Students who wish to pursue biomedical and scientific studies in the future will utilize the knowledge of the basic physiological processes learned in this course and will influence student’s future exploration of the field.
Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
In this program, students will focus on strengths and limitations of psychological methods employed by forensic professionals who assist police in criminal investigations. Clinical cases of serial offenders, spree killers, disgruntled employees, and terrorists will be studied. Legal and ethical issues will be explored, including racial profiling, profiling vs. pathway to violence methodology, and other controversies.
Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
The neurobiology program provides the foundation for advanced study of neuroscience in research and medicine. Curriculum will cover university-level cellular, network, and behavioral neurobiology using engaging evidence-based educational models that encourage enthusiasm and uninhibited critical thought. Additional emphasis will be placed on familiarizing learners with laboratory and research methods to prepare students for a career in science. There are no prerequisites, but a background in biology is helpful.
Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has shifted the ways in which we move world and interact with others around the world. It is more important than ever to have a deeper understanding of how outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics have evolved through reviewing select communicable (COVID-19, Ebola, Zika, and HIV) and non-communicable (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, injury, and mental health) diseases in public health around the world. We will review the global burden of these diseases and the various forms of prevention efforts undertaken by global and national organizations.
Tuition: $1,500
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:
Begin your college search and strengthen your approach to your college applications by participating in the College Preparatory Institute. Students will gain tools and learn tips to help them develop a balanced college list, research academic fit at target colleges and universities, grasp the steps of the admissions process, and explore skills necessary for strong personal essay writing. Students will develop a better understanding of who they are as a student and refine skills that will help them succeed in college and beyond.

The Johns Hopkins College Preparatory program will help you:

  • develop a balanced college list
  • research academic fit at target colleges & universities
  • understand the steps in the admissions process
  • gain mastery and confidence in test-taking
  • explore the elements of a strong personal statement
  • learn about college resources for success

Students will gain a better understanding of the college application process, a stronger sense of who they are as a student, and what is most appealing to a student in terms of college selection. Finally, students will hone the skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond.