Summer Courses

Summer courses


1st semester: May 19 – June 21, 2014
2nd semester: June 23 – July 26, 2014

  • General Physics (30 & 31): This two-course sequence provides a calculus-based introduction to mechanics, sound, fluids, wave motion, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic physics, relativity, and nuclear physics. The course is designed for science majors in fields other than physics, chemistry, and engineering or for non-science majors with a strong high school physical science background. A calculus course is a pre-requisite for taking the course. The weekly schedule includes lectures, laboratories, and a weekly exam. Classes meet Monday – Friday.


1st semester: May 27 – June 28, 2014

2nd semester: June 30 – August 2, 2014

  • Basic Principles of Chemistry (14 &15): 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.


1st semester: May 19 – June 21, 2014

  • Biochemistry: A detailed course description will be available in January 2014. Please note that Basic Principles of Chemistry 14 & 15 as well as Organic Chemistry are required prerequisites for this class.

Zachary Freer"Organic Chemistry had always been the class that everyone loves to hate. Medical and dental schools use it as a selection tool, but nobody enjoys it. To sit in that class, to enjoy it and to strive to understand the material, was a revelation for me. I could never have had such a positive attitude as an undergraduate. I would have never given these courses a chance, nor would I have put in the time required to learn effectively and perform well. I realized that admissions committees would see that maturity, and my time as a Post-Bac student, as a benefit that would help me stand out from the crowd."

Zachary Freer, Class of 2010
George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2011-2015)

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.

In summer 2013, tuition was $2,362 per course. Updated tuition figures for summer 2014 will be available in late spring. The application deadline is one week prior to the course start date. Please note that we will accept students on a rolling basis, so the class may fill before the application deadline.

All applications are to be submitted online. Click here to apply. Questions? Contact Sara Simon.