15 Summer Programs at Emory University for High Schoolers

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Although your high schooler might prefer to spend their summer catching up on Netflix or hanging out at the beach, spending part of their vacation at a summer program could be a worthy investment.

 

With the wide variety of programs, there is one matching almost every student’s passions. Summer programs also give students a glimpse into college life and can help them develop their professional interests.

 

Why Summer Programs are Beneficial to High Schoolers

 

Summer programs offer a host of benefits to students—allowing them to further explore areas of interest, or to brush up on troublesome subjects. They also give high school students the chance to see what life is like on a particular college campus, and demonstrate an active interest in learning to admissions officers.

 

Because of the fantastic diversity of programs offered, pre-college programs provide high school students the chance to continue studying the subjects that interest them the most. This exposes students to college-level courses in this field and even future career paths. More so, these programs allow high school students to pursue their studies with similarly-focused people while opening them up to new experiences, ideas, and ways of thinking—making lasting friendships along the way.

 

Summer programs also allow high schoolers to connect with students who were successfully admitted to that school—helping form a clear picture of what it takes to gain admission.

 

15 Summer Programs at Emory University

 

Emory University offers a myriad of programs on their gorgeous campus in Atlanta, Georgia, available to 10th and 11th graders. Keep reading to learn more about some of their most popular offerings—and if Emory is your student’s dream school, check out our blog post The Ultimate Guide to Applying to Emory University.

 

*Note: the program costs listed are approximate, as costs may vary based on residency, commuter status, or whether scholarships are available.

 

1. Infectious Diseases Institute

 

During this three-week program, students will participate in two weeks of workshops before getting hands-on experience working with human pathogens in a laboratory in the final week—learning about and using lab equipment along with the techniques used by industry professionals.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a recommendation letter from a high school science teacher

 

2. Cultural Psychology

 

This two-week program explores how our basic psychological processes are influenced by culture, answering questions about the convergence of cultural identity and psychology.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

 

3. Developmental Psychology

 

Is your high schooler curious about how they became the person they are today? This two-week course examines child development from infancy to young adulthood.  

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

4. Evolutionary Biology

 

Tackling the sometimes controversial topic of evolution, students in this course will analyze the scientific support for evolution. Over the two weeks of this program, students will learn about scientific methods and how alternate theories about evolution, like intelligent design, are not supported by science.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

5. Marketing Essentials for Young Executives

 

This program is perfect for students interested in how today’s most recognized brands connect with their customers to build a more successful business. Over the course of two weeks, students will learn from renowned author, speaker, CEO, and CNN regular, Jamie Turner.  

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

6. Medical Microbiology

 

In this program, students will examine microbiology from a medical point of view, using case studies as a guide. Over the course of two weeks, students will conduct simple diagnostic experiments and visit the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s Simulation Lab.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have taken a biology class, and be over 16 years old by the session start date to enroll in this program

 

7. Pre-Med Studies: The Anatomy of Movement

 

Taught by a School of Medicine Associate Professor, this two-week pre-med course explores the skeletal, muscular, and neural structures that enable movement. Additionally, students in this program will learn about Emory’s School of Medicine while taking advantage of their facilities and anatomical resources.  

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have taken a biology class, and be over 16 years old by the session start date to enroll in this program

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8. Sports Medicine

 

Exploring a range of topics covering the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, this two-week summer program provides the foundation needed for a career in sports medicine.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 5/31/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken a biology class to enroll in this program

 

9. Cancer: Behind the Biology of the Disease

 

In this two-week summer course, students will gain an understanding of the cellular and molecular underpinnings of cancer and learn about the current methods of battling the disease. Additionally, students will learn about the research being done at  Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute and be exposed to the lab techniques of today’s leading cancer researchers.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; have taken an Honors, AP, or IB biology class; and be over 16 years old by the session start date to enroll in this program

 

10. Economics: Principles and Current Issues

 

In this program taught by the former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia and past Director of the Carter Center’s Global Development Initiative, students will spend two weeks learning about key economic principles and how they apply to current issues in the U.S. and global economies.  

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students need a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

11. Forensics: Violence and Crime in U.S. Public Health

 

This program covers a major issue for today’s youth, as violence is the second leading cause of death in people ages 15-24. Students in this two-week program will analyze the role of health care providers in the prevention and treatment of violence.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students need a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

12. Social Psychology

 

This two-week course will help students gain an understanding of how social forces shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—building a conceptual understanding of social psychology, discussing its real-world applications, and exploring how it’s interwoven into daily life.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

13. Infectious Diseases: Causes and Cures

 

Ideal for high-achieving students, this summer program provides an excellent introduction to the world’s deadliest diseases. Featuring lab experiments and lectures by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, students will leave this two-week course with a better understanding of infectious diseases and how they’re being treated across the globe.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; have taken biology, chemistry, and algebra classes; and be over 16 years old by the session start date to enroll in this program

 

14. Introduction to Business: Essential Concepts for Young Executives

 

An awesome program for the budding businessperson, students will spend two weeks learning the fundamentals of a successful business from author, and frequent CNN contributor, Jamie Turner.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

 

15. The Neuroscience of Brain Enhancement

 

Over the course of two weeks, this popular program explores the science of the brain as well as past and current techniques used to improve memory and cognitive functions—covering topics such as neurological diseases, motor prosthetic devices, memory enhancement technologies, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, and brain implants.

 

  • Grades: 10th and 11th
  • Program Cost: $8,055
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/19
  • Additional Requirements: students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additionally, a personal laptop is recommended, but not required, as students will be tasked with writing several short papers.

 

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