University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Get InfoApply NowSpecial programs in Medicine, Business, Marine Biology, Sports, Engineering, and Law2 or 3 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $3,808 - $6,250For students completing grades 9, 10, 11 (ages 14-17)
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AcademiesIntensive, all-day academies focused on one academic area.
College Credit & ResearchRigorous college credit courses or research options

The University of Miami offers courses in a wide range of subjects for highly motivated students. All academic aspects of the program are run by U Miami and Summer Discovery provides residential life services. 

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  • Academies
    • Business & Entrepreneurship 1
      • Business Academy - An Entrepreneurship Crash Course

        In partnership with The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, this course is designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, understand the fundamentals of business, and explore the ideas around startups. Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development, and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning.

        Who Should Take This Course?This academy is suitable for students who are interested in learning more about basic business and entrepreneurship practices.HighlightsInteract with Launch Pad staff, venture consultants, alumni and guest experts. Students will work in small groups to come up with a new product, design it, and market it. Similar to "Shark Tank." Students are presented with a University of Miami Academy Certificate.DatesJul 4 - Jul 17: 2 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, London, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Yale-NUS SingaporeApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • STEM 1
      • Shark Research Academy

        In partnership with the University of Miami Shark Research & Conservation Program, the Shark Research Academy conducts cutting-edge shark research while inspiring scientific literacy and environmental ethics in youth through unique hands-on field research experiences. This program assesses the ecology and ecosystem effects of the ocean’s top predators, evaluating the ecology and biology of sharks in relation to urbanization and climate stressors. Research activities include shark abundance surveys, tagging, and tracking, as well as physiological sampling and associated laboratory analyses. The project allows students to gain research training and engage in scientific inquiry through participation with University of Miami scientists and staff. Participation involves scientifically sound practices and measurable outcomes in marine conservation biology.

        Who Should Take This Course?This academy is for students who are passionate about shark research. Dive into everything shark-related during this program!HighlightsComposed of both boat-based and laboratory research work. As citizen scientists, students earn 30 community service hours. Opportunities for open water swimming and snorkeling. Students must be comfortable swimming and treading water in the ocean. Students are presented with a University of Miami Academy Certificate and a community service letter from UM Shark Research.DatesJul 4 - Jul 17: 2 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa BarbaraApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
  • College Credit & Research
    • Arts & Design 3
      • Explorations in Architecture and Design

        An intensive studio-based three-week experience that introduces students to ideas, principles and methods of exploring architectural and urban problems. By using the School of Architecture curriculum as a model, specially designed courses include instruction in design, drawing, history, theory and representation. Interrelated aspects of architecture, including sustainability, landscape architecture, historic preservation, digital representation and urban design, will assist the student in combining learned information with actual hands-on experience.

        Who Should Take This Course?This intensive program is for students who are dedicated to fully immersing themselves in architecture and design.HighlightsThe concepts learned in these courses will be expanded during excursions to local urban sites, such as historic Coral Gables. South Beach and the Art Deco District, Coconut Grove and the renewed Wynwood and Mid-century Modern neighborhoods. Students will have weekly projects and a culminate a final digital portfolio. Trip to the Perez Art Museum.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, U MiamiApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Filmmaking

        Create your own movie by taking on the role of a screenwriter, director, actor and editor. In the Filmmaking Track you will enroll in CIM 103: Survey of Motion Picture and CIM 151: Introduction to Digital Production.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students who are interested in filmmaking.HighlightsStudents will create their own movies and learn about the complexity of film.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, U MiamiApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Interactive Media

        Examine media activism ranging from photography, documentary, cinema, the Internet, social media, and cyberactivism. Students will enroll in CIM 294: Media for Social Change and CIM 211: Interaction Design.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in learning how media influences social change.HighlightsAt the end of the semester, students will have a fully developed project concept.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, U MiamiApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Business & Entrepreneurship 3
      • Business, Ethics and Leadership

        Study business, ethics and law principles. In this academic track students enroll in GBM 101: Fundamentals in Business and GBM 100: Fundamentals of Ethics and Leadership in Business and Law.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in the fundamentals of business.HighlightsLectures, papers, field trips.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, London, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Yale-NUS SingaporeApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Global Business and International Relations

        Discover global business, leadership, and international relations. Review trends that affect global trade and the investment environment. Learn about diplomacy, conflict resolution, international institutions and law, environmental politics, and new global challenges. Students enroll in GBM 102: Global Business and POL 203: Introduction to International Relations.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in global business and international relations.HighlightsField trip to consulate, guest speakersDatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, London, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Yale-NUS SingaporeApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Money and Marketing - Succeeding in Business

        Learn marketing and financial planning strategies for business success. Courses are taught by UM's Miami Herbert Business School Faculty. In this academic track students enroll in MKT 101: Marketing in the 21st Century and BUS 201: Money.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in learning more about marketing and finances.HighlightsBUS 201 is one of UM's most popular business courses for undergraduate students. Lectures, guest speakers, field trip to the federal reserve.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, London, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Yale-NUS SingaporeApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Law & Government 2
      • Forensic Investigation, Crime Scene and Intelligence Analysis

        Discover life as a forensic anthropologist, crime specialist and analyst. Work with law enforcement special agents, forensic anthropologists and forensic specialists to learn the method and process for answering the hidden reasons behind an individual's unnatural death. Meet professional intelligence analysts and discover careers paths in this exciting field. Students enroll in APY 100: Introduction to Forensic Investigation and APY 200: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in getting hands-on experience in forensic investigation and forensic anthropology.HighlightsInteract with forensic firearm and fingerprint specialists. Learn about your digital footprint. Participate in an excavation of human remains. Spend a day in a criminal courtroom.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Georgetown Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Law - Litigation and the Legal Profession

        Study litigation and the practice of law. Students enroll in LWU 101: Courtroom 101: Litigation Basics and LWU 102: Introduction to the Legal Profession: Law, Ethics and Society.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in learning more litigation and the pracitce of law.HighlightsStudents participate in a mock trial.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, Cambridge U, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, UCLA Middle School Enrichment, Georgetown Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Medicine 4
      • Healthcare and Medicine - Infectious Diseases

        A survey of basic principles of public health. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the health care system, health insurance, the history of health care in the US, communicable and non-communicable diseases, the physical and built environment, emergency preparedness and response, and various other topics that influence the health of populations. Learn about the immune system, microbial pathogens, and beneficial microbes. Students enroll in BPH 200: Introductory Public Health and MIC 100: Introduction to Microbiology.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in learning about public health and microbiology.HighlightsThe laboratory will provide invaluable experience in growing, staining, viewing, and identifying microorganisms through the use of practical techniques and procedures. An in-lab presentation of the "unknown organism" will culminate the course.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, PennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Healthcare and Medicine - Neuroscience

        Learn about the physical, social, and behavioral alterations encountered throughout the healthcare continuum including: health promotion, maintenance, rehabilitation and diseases prevention. Discuss scientific and technological advancements utilized to restore health. Gain an understanding of how nerve cells communicate with each other and form a network that controls the body. Students enroll in NUR 200: Health Promotion, Prevention and Rehabilitation and NEU 100: Introduction to Neuroscience.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in medicine and exploring career opportunities in neuroscience.HighlightsTraditional lectures, laboratory experience, and presentationsDatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, PennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Healthcare and Medicine - Psychiatry

        A survey of basic principles of public health. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the health care system, health insurance, the history of health care in the US, communicable and non-communicable diseases, the physical and built environment, emergency preparedness and response, and various other topics that influence the health of populations. Learn more about psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Students enroll in BPH 200: Introductory Public Health and NEU 200: Introduction to Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in public health and psychiatry/behavioral sciences.HighlightsWatch and discuss movies, analyzing their psychiatric content. Utilize lectures, small group discussions, and live patient interviews. Observe and be part of patient interviews conducted by faculty members. This course takes place on the Miller School of Medicine campus.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, PennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Music Therapy and the Brain

        An overview of the field of music therapy, including history, theory, and clinical practice. Learn the fundamentals of neuroscience. Students enroll in MED 159: Introduction to Music Therapy and NEU 100: Introduction to Neuroscience.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in music therapy and neuroscience.HighlightsThrough lectures and group discussions, students will understand the psychological and physiological basis of music as therapy.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, Georgetown U, PennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Sports Management & E-Sports 2
      • Sport Administration - The Business of Sport

        Study laws, regulations and management of intercollegiate and professional sports. Students enroll in KIN 100: Leadership and Ethics in Sport and KIN 200: Sport Marketing and Finance.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in collegiate and professional sport administation.HighlightsField trips have included: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins. Guest speakers from collegiate and professional sport organizations.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School Enrichment, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, WhartonApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Sports Medicine - Athletic Performance and Injury Management

        Learn principles of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Students enroll in KIN 105: Introduction to Athletic Training and KIN 110: Foundations in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in athletic training and sport medicine.HighlightsHands-on practical experiences supplement concepts learned during lectures. Students will be given the opportunity to learn and practice techniques or procedures (such as athletic taping or bracing).DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtU Texas AustinApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • STEM 6
      • Cyber Security with Python Programming

        Introduction to cyber space security. Learn tools to protect users and computer networks. Students will also learn the fundamentals of technology focusing on programming logic using Python. Learn how to write programs using Python. Topics covered include fundamentals of algorithms, flowcharts, problem solving, programming concepts, classes and methods, control structures, and object oriented programming. Students enroll in CSC 116: Cyber Security - An Introduction to Security in Cyber Space and BTE 120: Introduction to Business & Technology and Programming in Python.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in cyber security and Python programming.HighlightsComposesd of assignments, in-class quizzes, presentations, final examDatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtU Texas Austin, Georgetown UApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Digital Media Production

        Students in this track will learn the fundamentals of conceptualizing, gathering, verifying, and presenting content appropriate for a variety of media enterprises, including journalism, public relations, and advertising. Central to this program is student interaction with social and mobile media technologies and engaging in storytelling appropriate for today’s complex and evolving media landscape. In the Digital Media track students will enroll in JMM 102: Understanding Media and Content in the Digital Age and JMM 206: Producing Digital Content.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students who want to learn more about digital media and how it is produced.HighlightsStudents will use the School of Communication’s state of the art radio and television facilities, as well as field television equipment, non-linear editing software, smartphones and social media. Field trips to local news stations.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa Barbara, U Michigan, PennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Marine Conservation - Marine Mammals and Shark Ecology

        Students enroll in MSC 106: Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation and MSC 105: Shark Behavioral Ecology and Conservation.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in learning more about marine mammals and sharks.HighlightsIn collaboration with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, students will have practical training in research sampling and design, bioacoustics, husbandry and clinical care, and applied behavior analyses. Visit to the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Shark tagging with UM Shark Research.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa BarbaraApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Track A: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with Architectural, Civil & Environmental Engineering

        Explore topics in engineering and gain an introductory understanding of the various disciplines. Students enroll in CAE 100: Introduction to Architectural, Civil, Enviornmental Engineering and MAE 100: Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students who are interested in a real world simulation of an engineering environment.HighlightsGroup design projects, field trips, and engineering athics discussions. Visit to the wind tunnel laboratory and tests on a NACA airfoil will be demonstrated.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtPennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Track B: Biomedical Engineering with Computer and Electrical Engineering

        Explore topics in engineering and gain an introductory understanding of the various disciplines. Students enroll in BME 100: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and ECE 100: Introduction to Computer and Electrical Engineering.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students who are interested in a real world simulation of an engineering environment.HighlightsFinal design project in which the students design, fabricate and test a micocontroller based biomedical device. Empasis is on hands-on experiences. Students will learn how to construct and test a stereo power amplifier.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtPennApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Tropical Marine Biology

        Study Florida's tropical marine ecosystems. Students enroll in MSC 107: Life in the Sea and MSC 115: Tropical Marine Environments.

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is for students interested in diving into tropical marine biology.HighlightsOvernight field trip in Key Largo, a swim with dolphins, visit to the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, local field excursions, and shark tagging.DatesJul 4 - Jul 24: 3 WeeksSimilar Course Available AtUC Santa BarbaraApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
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