As a high school student you may not have much say in the classes you take during the year. The summer is your chance to explore what really interests you. Choose from over 20 different enrichment classes in a wide range of subjects. Take 2 classes or a full-day academy of your choice.
We make every effort to keep class information accurate. However, changes in class availability and schedules can occur. We reserve the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment.
Is Instagram really free? Learn about different models and how businesses exchange value with consumers to grow. Examine business plans and develop spreadsheets to capture financials in this case-based course. Taught by highly-rated UT McCombs business faculty with large and small business experience. Students are required to have a laptop with excel.Digital Marketing Learn about SEO, SEM, online ads, and social media marketing. Gain experience with key platforms like Google Analytics, Facebook Ad Targeting, and Hootsuite. Market your own webpage. Taught by UT McCombs business faculty and former DirectTV & TimeWarner marketing VP.Top
Enjoy shows like Law & Order, CSI, or Bones? Interested in criminal justice? Learn the facts not the hype from experts in the field. Get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and study crime on a macro and micro level. Hone your critical thinking and analytical skills in these interactive, hands-on courses. The Criminal Justice Academy combines the Crime & Justice and Forensic class.($125 lab/materials fee)Crime and Justice What is a crime? Why do we punish? Gain the analytical tools necessary to understand crime, law, and deviance in the U.S. Learn about the types of criminal behavior, the characteristics of offenders and victims, and the strengths and weaknesses of the justice system.Forensics
Learn how forensic science is used to solve crimes. Understand core scientific principles and explore major areas in the field, including DNA and fingerprinting. In this hands-on class, you will learn the technology, equipment, and skills used to analyze physical evidence and how to interpret this evidence. Taught by Texas crime lab forensic scientists.($125 lab/materials fee)Top
This intense academy offers talented high school students an opportunity to discover the excitement of engineering through hands-on experience. Based on the 1st year undergraduate Design Methodology and Engineering courses, students will work in small teams to design a product from concept to prototyping.
Students must have completed Algebra II, Trigonometry, and one lab science course with an A/B letter grade. There will be an additional materials/lab fee for this course. A laptop is required for this course.
There will be a materials/lab fee of $250 for this academyTop
Is fashion your passion? This academy combines Fashion Design and Construction with Fashion Product Development & Merchandising to create your own fashion sketches and learn how to market them.($215 lab/materials fee)Fashion Design and Construction
Gain the basic skills to design and complete a garment from your original sketch. Complete fashion sketches and flats of your designs and construct one of your garments with muslin using draping techniques. Taught by UT fashion faculty with own apparel line. Note: Basic drawing and sewing experience helpful but not required.($215 lab/materials fee)Fashion Product Development and Merchandising Learn the business of turning fashion ideas into products, including trend analysis, planning (material selection, cost analysis, supply chains), and the buying process. Write and present your product development proposal. Taught by UT fashion faculty and a fashion professional.Top
Discover whether medicine is for you. This rewarding and challenging program provides a rare opportunity for high school students to get a taste of medical school and learn via hands-on, problem-based learning with dissections and simulations. Move beyond Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER. Learn how the human body works, common illnesses, and the path to becoming a M.D. See if you have what it takes to succeed. This academy combines Intro to Medicine and Anatomy classes.($630 lab/materials supplement fee)Introduction to Medicine
Taught by UT Medical School faculty. Get a taste of medicine as you learn about common medical conditions via cases and acquire hands-on skills such as suturing, biopsying, and checking vitals. Learn the paths to different specialties. Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade.($470 lab/materials fee)Anatomy and Pathology
Unique opportunity to learn human anatomy through a radiological perspective. Diagnose common illnesses and injuries and dive into major organ systems with MRI, CT, and ultrasounds in this case based class. Students will also gain CPR/AED & first aid certification during this course. Taught by practicing radiologist & medical school instructor. Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade.($160 lab/materials fee)Sports Medicine Academy Whether you want to be an athletic trainer, team physician, or orthopedic surgeon, this program is for you. Taught by award-winning UT Athletic Training faculty, this is one of the few pre-college opportunities available focused on SEM (Sports and Exercise Medicine). In this academy, students will learn to: Recognize common athletic injuries and illnesses, the mechanisms, signs, and symptoms, and identify common risk factors. Perform commonly accepted techniques and procedures for clinical evaluation related to common athletic injuries and illnesses including history, inspection, palpation, functional testing, and special evaluation techniques. Provide treatments for athletic injuries and illnesses including triage, administration of first aid, immobilization, and transportation. Recommend and implement basic rehabilitation protocols using therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative exercises to safely return athletes to activity. This academy combines Rehab and Diagnosis & Prevention classes. Sports Medicine: Rehab
Learn which treatments, exercises, and rehabilitation techniques to incorporate into a therapeutic exercise program for common upper and lower body sports related injuries (e.g. sprains, strains, tendinopathies, etc.). Topics will include therapeutic modalities (e.g. electrical muscle stimulation), mobility techniques, and therapeutic exercises. Taught by award-winning UT Athletic Training faculty. Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade. There will be an additional materials/lab fee of $30 for this courseSports Medicine: Diagnosis and Prevention Learn how to prevent and clinically evaluate common athletic injuries and make treatment recommendations (triage, first aid, immobilization, etc.). Taught by award- winning UT Athletic Training faculty. Top
This hands-on academy allows you to challenge yourself while exploring the intricacies of design, development, problem solving, and programming. Equipped with your new programming skills, challenge yourself to use smart technologies and data to gain insight as to how applications work, and utilize Python to understand how to make computers do what you want them to do. This academy combines Python & Object-Oriented Programming and Emerging Technologies: The Internet of Things classes.($110 lab/materials fee)Emerging Technologies: The Internet of Things
Investigate how to make environments "smart" by instrumenting them with digitally connected components, from sensors, to lights, and smartphones. Use sensors or "smart" tech to collect data and control/do something via mobile device. Examine emerging technologies and conceive of and implement prototype internet of things applications to control our surroundings. Enhance your creativity, problem solving and collaboration skills. Taught by UT Cockrell Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty. Students must have completed Algebra II, Trigonometry, and one lab science course with an A/B letter grade. Some minimal programming experience is recommended but not required. There will be an additional materials/lab fee for this course.($110 lab/materials fee)Python & Object Oriented Programming Learn object-oriented programming used by large and small software companies to more easily modify, reuse, and maintain code. Learn Objects and Classes, Methods, Encapsulation, Abstraction, Polymorphism, and Inheritance, and write complete programs in Python. Taught by UT CS faculty and experienced IT professional & developer. This course is intended for students with basic programming experience in C++, Java, or Python. Students must have completed Algebra II with at least a B letter grade. Top
Discover the exciting world of neuroscience and learn whether this field is for you. This challenging program provides a rare opportunity for high school students to get a taste of medical school and learn via hands-on classes taught by notable UT faculty. This academy combines Neuroscience and Microbiology classes.(lab/materials fee)Microbiology
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of antibiotics? Dive into the world of microbiology and discover how researchers and clinicians study, manipulate, and communicate with a world too small for the naked eye to see. Taught by microbiology instructor and award-winning Medical Illustrator.(lab/materials fee)Neuroscience
Learn about how various neural diseases are detected and treated while taking an in-depth look at one of our most complex organs. From anatomical structure in virtual reality to tapping into how bioengineered viruses could possibly be a cure for cancer, you will marvel at your brain’s complexity and adaptability. Taught by UT neurobiology alum along with neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, and neurosurgeons.Top