Summer Courses

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2020 (courses will be taught on-line)

1st semester: May 27 – June 26, 2020
2nd semester: June 29 – July 31, 2020


1st semester: June 2 – July 2, 2021
2nd semester: July 6 – August 6, 2021

  • Basic Principles of Chemistry (14L &15L): This two-course sequence provides an overview of the structure of matter and the principles of chemical reactions. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry and spectroscopy. The weekly schedule includes daily lectures, laboratory, and a weekly exam. Classes meet Monday – Friday.


2020 (course will be taught on-line)

1st semester: June 22 – July 17, 2020


1st semester: June 21 – July 16, 2021

  • Biochemistry (110): This course is a basic overview of the concepts of biochemistry. Topics include the structure and function of proteins; enzyme regulation; metabolism and glycolysis; lipid metabolism; and DNA transcription and replication. This course is suitable as a required ‘Biochemistry’ course for pre-health requirements for professional schools. Please note that Basic Principles of Chemistry 14 & 15 as well as Organic Chemistry are required prerequisites for this class. Classes meet Monday – Friday.

Additional Information


Classes take place at the W.M. Keck Science Center at the Claremont Colleges. Completion of these courses allows students to enter upper division chemistry, physics and biology courses, as well as meet a premedical requirement. These intensive course sequences are open to approximately 24 students per course and will be comprised of Claremont College undergraduates, other undergraduate students, and post-baccalaureate students.


The tuition for Summer 2019 is $2,500 for one semester and $5,000 for two semesters.


Please note that we will accept students on a rolling basis, so the class may fill before the application deadline. **Please note the minimum enrollment for each class is 6 students. If the minimum is not met, the class may be cancelled. 


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