Jumpstart your college academic experience

Carlow University launches their Carlow Summer College program offering courses in the Ed’s, Med’s, and Tech fields connecting high school students to future educational and career opportunities. Participate in a 6-week online course led by Carlow faculty following a 2-day residency program where you’ll be immersed in class sessions and meetings with industry connections.

Courses run June 23 – August 2 and are open to students enrolled in high school for the 24-25 academic year.

All-inclusive fee of $499 (includes tuition for 3 credit course and housing, meals, and local transportation for residency program) 

Program Structure

  • 2-day residency with in-person class sessions 
  • Class sessions include presentations, workshops, and local Pittsburgh industry visits
  • Class sessions include presentations, workshops, and local Pittsburgh industry visits

Eligibility

  • One course per student
  • You must be a student enrolled in high school for the 24-25 school year
  • You must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA to register. High school transcripts may be requested.
  • Mandatory participation in 2-day residency program
  • Students must have access to computer and internet services
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June 27, 2017: As part of Carlow Universities Prepare to Care workshop, high school students from grades 9-12 attend an Anatomy lab with Carlow faculty Dr. Steve Borecky,Professor of Biology. (photo by David Holzemer/Carlow University)

Residency Program Details

  • Student move-in occurs on June 23 and move-out occurs on June 25
  • Student and Family/Guest Welcome will take place on June 23 following move-in
  • Students will receive a Carlow Summer College Orientation
  • Residency program will include social activities

Available Summer Courses

CSC-101 Programming for Everyone I (3 Credits) 

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This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses.

EC-315 STEAM Lab and Makerspace (3 Credits)

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Students will choose a STEAM project to research, develop, and implement into an appropriate setting (school, after-school program, museum). Students will utilize the design process and a variety of resources (educational technology, materials, tools, machines) in a Makerspace environment to safely and efficiently develop solutions to problems that require integration of concepts and skills from multiple disciplines. Seminar content includes cross-disciplinary content instruction and pedagogical strategies for working with a variety of learners. Learners will demonstrate competencies that include planning and organization; assessment of learning; reflection on teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning.

PUH-101 Introduction to Public Health (3 Credits)

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Male College Student Meeting With Campus Counselor Discussing Mental Health Issues

This introductory course provides students interested in a career in public health with a broad and comprehensive overview of concepts, empirical research, and public health practice in public and community health sciences. The first half of the course describes ways to define and measure health and illness, the social construction of illness, social and behavioral determinants of health, and health disparities, including socioeconomics status (SES), race/ethnicity, gender, and age. In the second half of the course, students will learn about social and behavioral theories of health-related behavior change, health promotion strategies and methods, and public policy.

How to Register

  • To be eligible, you must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher. High school transcripts may be requested. Accessibility accommodations are available (submit a request).
  • Online registration and payment due by May 24 – space is limited.
  • Once you submit the registration form, you’ll receive a welcome email regarding payment and orientation details. Conveniently, complete your payment online with a credit card within three days of receiving your welcome email.
  • Residency program is required June 23 – June 25.
  • Register for the course that interests you the most using the corresponding button.
  • Once you submit the registration form, you’ll receive a welcome email regarding payment and orientation details. Conveniently, complete your payment online with a credit card within three days of receiving your welcome email.
  • If applicable, submit your accessibility accommodation request.

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