Summer course offerings sizzle at Washington University in St. Louis! Come to campus and sample one of the many courses we offer for everyone from enterprising high schoolers to energetic adults. We’ll help you accelerate your degree program, satisfy your intellectual curiosity or enhance your professional skills.
High school students can take credit-bearing, undergraduate college courses in our acclaimed High School Summer Scholars Program, Portfolio Plus, or Architecture Discovery. Students interested in specific topics may take part in our non-credit Institutes and one-day experiences.
College-level students will find an array of foundational courses designed to help satisfy prerequisites or major requirements. Social science majors can take introductory courses in economics, political science, and psychology; humanities students will find history, literature, philosophy, and languages; and engineering majors can study nanotechnology, electrical devices, and technical writing.
Pre-medical students can choose from the complete sequence of pre-medical courses — biology to physics — along with important courses in math and statistics.
Adult students will discover courses to help develop professional skills, fulfill undergraduate and graduate program requirements, or simply open doors to new ideas.
Writers can sign up for our one-week intensive Summer Writers’ Institute.
Artists can participate in our three-week Collaborative Print Workshop or take part in Explore Architecture, an intensive introduction to the field.
Beyond the classroom, summer possibilities abound with everything from cutting-edge research opportunities to internships, conferences and camps.
During the summer at Washington University, you will be part of a lively community of scholars, athletes, and guests from all parts of the world. Take advantage of the sultry St. Louis summer to explore new ideas and make progress toward your important goals.
In choosing a college, there is no substitute for a campus visit. We can customize your visit to suit your personal interests. Each campus visit includes a group information session and a campus walking tour led by a current student. Please call for details or view the Campus Visit Schedule.
Join us for special events and ongoing programming on campus this summer. From a summer barbecue and pool party to weekly events, summer is a great time to meet up with classmates and other students. Learn more and RSVP.
We’re looking for the best summer photos in seven categories, from life on campus to life abroad. Share your photos and learn more.