Online STEM Programs

High school is a great time to see where your interests might lead you. Are you good at science? Curious about the different career paths you can take in the fields of tech, engineering, or medicine? Our online STEM courses offer the perfect way to get a head start on your college education and potentially your future. You’ll find a rich variety of subjects to try out before you commit to a major. Learn with acclaimed Georgetown University professors and even get insights from experts in your field of interest. The online format is flexible, allowing you to take as many courses as you'd like anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. If you are thinking about a future in STEM, we can help you find your fit.

Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year

Eligibility

For students ages 13 and up

Individual Course Fees

$1,795

Current Courses Available

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Medical Research

Clinical Trials Resulting in Medical Discoveries

Whether it’s a vaccine, a breakthrough drug, or a revolutionary treatment, they all came from one thing: medical research. This course will help you understand the process researchers use to set up clinical trials and evaluate evidence. You’ll even design your own study using professional methods. If you’re thinking about a future in medicine, STEM, or pharmaceuticals, this course is for you.

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Cybersecurity

Protecting Our Digital Future

Natural disasters. Pandemics. Unconventional warfare. Cyber threats. Learn how our world reacts to disasters. Discover why populist movements arise and how they can threaten democracy. Consider how different nations define human rights, and see how technological advances offer both promise and threat. Explore the field of international relations and consider what your role will be in tomorrow’s world.

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Medicine

An Inside Look at Treating Patients

Do you have what it takes to be a doctor? This course is a great place to start. Learn the roles of different medical team members, from physician and nurse practitioner to physician assistants, radiation therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and more. Discover how they manage patient care. Determine how three conditions are treated: a kidney transplant, peripheral vascular disease, and cancer. Finally, see how technology and science are merging for better outcomes.  

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Surgery

Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases

Surgeons are a unique mix of scientific curiosity and hands-on dexterity. Have you ever dreamt about becoming a surgeon? Then this course is for you. It offers you a fascinating close-up of the surgical procedures used to treat abdominal conditions. You’ll create your own model of the major organs and the vascular structure of the abdomen. If this opportunity interests you, apply today!

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Psychology

How the Brain Influences Behavior

Ever wonder what triggers your fight or flight response, or how social media affects your psyche? This course explores the science behind how your brain influences reactions and behaviors. Delve into applied neuroscience, from the effects of drugs to the impact of stress on the brain’s chemical pathways. Learn how psychology is applied to effective communication, web design, and marketing. If you’re interested in what makes people tick, this course is for you. 

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Biology

The Science of Cells and Innovation

Did you know that recent discoveries are changing our understanding of cells and making textbook depictions of cells nearly obsolete? How will these new cell paradigms revolutionize biomedicine? The prospect is truly exciting. This course not only tackles these scientific discoveries, but also delves into microscopy technology and the basics of cell structure, function, and links to diseases. If you envision a future in STEM or medicine, this course is for you.

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Nursing

Explore Advanced Practice Nursing

How do nurses help patients, in comparison to doctors? What kinds of degrees are required for the various specialities in the profession? This course delivers the answers. Learn about the different opportunities in nursing, while observing and practicing the skills they use to care for patients. Determine the benefits and barriers nurses encounter, and what’s on the horizon in the future. Finally, enjoy digital simulations of nurses treating a variety of patient needs.

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Anatomy & Physiology

How the Body Works in Harmony

Are you curious about how the body’s various systems work in harmony to sustain life? Is medicine potentially in your future? In this course, you’ll achieve a working understanding of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems which you will apply to evaluate problem sets from a variety of related fields. If a mastery of an integrated subject such as anatomy and physiology is vital to your future, this course is a must.

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How You Will Benefit

  • STEM courses are available throughout the year—pick subjects that fit your passion and your schedule.
  • Suitable for high school students ages 13 and up so you can start exploring STEM early on.
  • Experience what it’s like to take courses designed by Georgetown University faculty while you’re still in high school.
  • Flexible learning: lessons by professors are delivered through dynamic videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows—the ultimate in flexibility.
  • Work with mentors who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience.
  • For each course, earn a Certificate of Completion from Georgetown University for your college application.

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Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Capstone Project

All courses culminate in a special Final Capstone Project that allows you to:

  • Demonstrate what you've learned in a presentation.
  • Get feedback from your mentors on your work.
  • Choose from a variety of topics covered in your course to show what you’ve learned.
  • Use any media you prefer—text, video, photography, PowerPoint.

Mentoring

You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Expertise in your course’s particular field.
  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments. 
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you excel in your studies. 
  • Brainstorming to help you prepare for your Final Capstone Project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lessons. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • Multiple courses can be taken to maximize your learning experience.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and activities per course, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.

Apply Now For The Next Available Course

March 10 - March 24

Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024

March 17 - March 31

Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024

March 24 - April 7

Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Just provide some basic information and tell us why you wish to take this program.

Note: Please submit all application materials in English.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

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Admissions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you have to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re admitted? Find answers to your questions here.

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Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven’t applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn’t fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure about whether or not you applied for a scholarship, reach out to us at support@precollegeonline.georgetown.edu for assistance.

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.