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Summer Experiences & Courses

Summer Programs for High School Students

This summer, take a vacation from the ordinary and continue your education in one of Quinnipiac’s high school summer programs. We are proud to offer a growing list of summer programs designed to give dedicated high school students a chance to grow academically and personally while getting an early taste of the college experience.

The application for all Summer Experiences and Courses will be live on October 31!

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Explore your options

Why should high school students consider a Quinnipiac summer program?

Our summer programs offer high school students the opportunity to:

  • Explore topics of interest at the college level, free from college-level pressure

  • Build a portfolio of work within an academic field of interest

  • Connect personally with Quinnipiac faculty, staff and other students

  • Build high-demand soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking and confidence

  • Earn valuable certifications and experience to add to a resume

2022 Summer Programs Offered

Overnight and Day Options

2-week session:

  • July 10 - July 21, 2023

Data sciences is a rapidly growing, in-demand field that already has an enormous impact on everything around us. Data scientists work with massive amounts of data to solve complex problems and make important decisions in every industry. In this 2-week summer program, high school students will have the chance to learn the basics of data science through engaging lessons and hands-on projects, as well as explore the exciting and growing possibilities of a career in data science.

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Student works on a loaner laptop at the technology center in the Arnold Bernhard Library on Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus
Student works on a loaner laptop at the technology center in the Arnold Bernhard Library on Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus

Overnight and Day Options

2-week session:

  • July 17 - July 28, 2023

The secrets to starting a successful business aren’t secrets at all, but concepts and skill sets that anyone with a great idea and a lot of hustle can learn. If that sounds like you, then this summer program is your opportunity to acquire the same technical and creative skills used by all successful entrepreneurs, from how to develop and improve your own business idea to creating a viable, lean business plan.

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A Quinnipiac alumnus works with two local high school students on a team project in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
A Quinnipiac alumnus works with two local high school students on a team project in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Regardless of what degree you might pursue, working with data will be essential. Microsoft Excel is the universal tool everyone needs to know well. We will dive into the exciting possibilities that Microsoft Excel provides students and learn to work with and present all kinds of data, a valuable skill desirable across industries. Gain valuable hands-on experience interpreting and presenting data so you can confidently incorporate the power of Microsoft Excel into your personal, academic and future professional life.

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This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

woman at a standing desk on a laptop computer with tables of other adult students behind her
woman at a standing desk on a laptop computer with tables of other adult students behind her

Overnight and Day Options

2-week session:

  • July 3 - July 14, 2023

Are you interested in turning your passion for gaming into a future profession? In this 2-week summer program, high school students will gain a deeper understanding of two key areas within the $90 billion-dollar online games industry: game design and eSports management. Join Quinnipiac University professors and other passionate students for engaging lessons, challenging individual and group projects, important discussions and a bit of gaming, too!

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students on computers in a computer lab
students on computers in a computer lab

As the world becomes more digitally connected, cybersecurity is not only an emerging industry with high career potential, but also a knowledge benefit for anyone wishing to protect themselves online. Developed by the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies, this 2-week in-person program gives youth the chance to gain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity, including how to safeguard computers and digital devices, protect personal data, and detect the most common methods used by hackers and cybercriminals.

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This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

Student Cynthia Clemont sitting at a desk in front of a laptop in the Graduate Student Affairs Office.
Student Cynthia Clemont sitting at a desk in front of a laptop in the Graduate Student Affairs Office.

Overnight and Day Options

2-week session:

  • July 10 - July 21, 2023

With so many options and considerations to think about with careers in health professions, it can quickly become overwhelming to decide what career is right for you. Whether it be in medicine, rehabilitation, nursing, diagnostic imaging, counseling and administration or exercise and nutrition, health professions are some of the most in demand and rewarding careers in healthcare.

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High School student learns how to listen to lung sounds at Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing, during an interactive day on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus.
High School student learns how to listen to lung sounds at Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing, during an interactive day on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus.

Photography is a passion, a profession and a valuable skill to have in our digital world. In this hands-on summer course, you’ll develop photography skills by shooting real photo assignments. You don’t need an incredibly expensive camera to shoot professional-quality digital pictures, and you’ll finish this course with a portfolio of edited photos to prove it.

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This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

Student Richard Petrosino photographed holding a camera while standing in a classroom.
Student Richard Petrosino photographed holding a camera while standing in a classroom.

Overnight and Day Options

1-week session:

  • July 24 - July 28, 2023

Are you a high school student who aspires to work in media, production or content creation? Young adults of all abilities will have the chance to learn from Quinnipiac’s experienced faculty and staff in our state-of-the-art facilities while learning to use industry-standard equipment and professional media production techniques. You’ll develop and produce compelling content to share your voice and stories across multiple media platforms.

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girl using a complex technology control board
girl using a complex technology control board

Overnight and Day Options

1-week sessions:

  • Session 1: July 24 - July 28, 2023

  • Session 2: July 31 - August 4, 2023

Want to take a hands-on laboratory leap to the fascinating field of medical microbiology this summer? Utilizing the same lab techniques used by researchers and medical professionals, you will have the chance to explore the important roles that microbes play in the prevention, diagnosis, spread and treatment of infectious diseases.

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woman examining cultures in a science lab
woman examining cultures in a science lab

Overnight and Day Options

1-week session:

  • July 10 - July 14, 2023

Interested in sports, communications, and journalism? Join us for an immersive 1-week summer program to learn more about the sports journalism field. Expand your knowledge about the world of professional athletics as you write, develop, edit and produce a portfolio of sports-related media journalism of different forms, learning directly from Quinnipiac professors and experienced sports journalism professionals.

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woman outside using a video camera on a tripod
woman outside using a video camera on a tripod

Over 60% of Americans listen to podcasts. If you are a part of that statistic, you already know that podcasting is a powerful force in media that’s only growing in its influence and popularity. This hands-on program will help you bring your own unique podcast idea to life

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This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

girl sitting in the podcast studio with headphones and a microphone
girl sitting in the podcast studio with headphones and a microphone

 

Contact Us

Summer experiences

For more general information about summer experiences, please contact:

David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning
203-582-7558
summerprograms@qu.edu

Courses for college credit

For questions about for-credit summer courses, please contact:

One Stop
203-582-8650
onestop@qu.edu

Accommodations

Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022