Summer Programs for High School Students

Programs for High School Students: Science & Medicine


This summer, gain hands-on practice in the lab, meet classmates from around the world, and experience the dynamic energy of Washington, D.C., in Georgetown’s Summer Programs for High School Students.

Our Summer High School Programs give you the opportunity experience college life while exploring topics in medicine, anatomy, forensic science, and more. Non-credit programs range from accelerated, one-week institutes to three-week immersion programs that equip you with the tools needed for college success. You can also study alongside current Georgetown students in undergraduate courses and earn academic credit.

Pre-College Programs (Non-Credit)

Forensic Science Institute (1 week)

Forensic science is one of the fastest-growing college majors, and for good reason—the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an above-average occupational growth rate of 27 percent for forensic job positions. Take an inside look across all aspects of forensic science while engaging with professionals in the field—including investigators, detectives, special agents, crime scene technicians, pathologists, lawyers, and more.

Program Dates:
July 30 - August 5, 2017

Medical Institute (1 week)

Explore some of today’s most pressing medical issues in this accelerated, hands-on program. Topics range from human anatomy and physiology to microbiology, infectious diseases, surgery, and cancer. The program offers an introductory glimpse at a medical school curriculum while providing opportunities for hands-on practice inside the Gross Anatomy Lab.

Program Dates:
June 18 - June 24, 2017
June 25 - July 1, 2017
July 16 - July 22, 2017
July 23 - July 29, 2017

Medical Immersion (3 weeks)

Connect with medical thought leaders and practitioners through this three-week intensive program, where will gain a snapshot of a first-year medical school curriculum. The program examines topics ranging from neuroscience and pathology to anatomy, immunity, cardiology, and endocrinology. Lectures are complemented by laboratory work and fieldwork components, priming you with the tools needed to pursue a career in medicine.

Program Dates:
July 9 - July 29, 2017

College Credit Courses

Georgetown’s college credit courses are the perfect fit if you are looking to take an in-depth look at a particular subject and earn academic credit. Courses cover a diverse range of subjects, including physics, ecology, forensic chemistry, pre-calculus, and more.

Summer courses are taught at an accelerated pace, covering an entire semester’s worth of material in only five weeks. Take one course for three credits, or stack several to earn up to 12 credits and receive a Summer Honors Intensive Certificate.

Session I Courses:
June 4 - July 7, 2017

Session II Courses:
July 9 – August 11, 2017

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