Summer courses

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, offers online summer courses open to all undergraduate students seeking careers in healthcare and/or the sciences. For most classes, lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible online by students to watch at their convenience. Students are required to join online for a weekly discussion session, review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.  These courses fulfill prerequisite requirements for entrance into KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and many other programs. 

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Summer Undergraduate Courses at KGI (Online or On-Campus)

  • Biochemistry (online)
  • Biostatistics (online)
  • Genetics (online)
  • Human Anatomy with Lab (on-campus)
  • Human Physiology with Laboratory (on-campus)
  • Medical Terminology (online)
  • Microbiology with Laboratory (on-campus)

Schedule: Most courses are 8 weeks long. Dates for 2023 are still to be determined.

Deadline: May 1, 2023

Contact

Admissions@kgi.edu for additional information.

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2022 Summer Courses

  • BIOL 180 Biochemistry

    This introductory course will explore the fundamental chemical processes underlying life. Energy/thermodynamics, macromolecules, metabolism and molecular biology will be covered to provide a firm foundation of biochemistry in one summer. The course is designed to serve as a pre-requisite for students seeking careers in the health professions.

    Credits: 3.0 

    Offered: June 14-August 2, 2022.

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Tuesday 4 – 6 p.m.

    Instructor: Derick Han

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II with labs, General Chemistry I and II with labs, and Organic Chemistry I and II with labs

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are required to join online a weekly discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.

  • BIOL 200 Biostatistics

    Biostatistics is designed to serve as an introduction to the methodology of science, focusing on the development of skills in planning, conducting, analyzing of data, and writing up results. Utilizing the most appropriate statistical analysis is predicated on understanding the goals, methodology, and population of the research project. The overall objective of the course is to provide students with the requisite skills to initiate and carry to completion a research project, the results of which are to be presented in both oral and written. The course is designed to serve as a pre-requisite for students seeking careers in the health professions.

    Credits: 3.0 

    Offered: June 14-August 2, 2022.

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Thursday 4 – 6 p.m.

    Instructor: Jerome Garcia

    Prerequisites: Completion of a college level math course.

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are required to join online a weekly discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.

  • BIOL 230 Genetics

    This introductory course will explore how the information in DNA contributes to disease, physical traits, and other inherited characteristics. The course will cover DNA structure and function, gene regulation, inheritance patterns, population genetics, technologies used for sequencing, and methods used to find genetic contributions to disease. The course is designed to serve as a pre-requisite genetics course for students seeking careers in health professions. 

    Credits: 3.0 

    Offered: June 15-August 3, 2022.

    Discussion Hours (online): Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m.

    Instructor: Barbara Bailus

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are required to join online a weekly discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.

  • BIOL 160 Human Anatomy with Laboratory

    Human anatomy is the integrated study of the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. The course will explore human architecture and how the microscopic and gross forms adhere to the concept of “shape/organization confers function”. Human anatomy includes eight laboratory sessions. The course is designed to serve as a pre-requisite for students seeking careers in the health professions.

    Credits: 4.0

    Offered: June 18-August 6, 2022.

    Discussion and labs (on campus only): Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.

    Instructor: Jennifer Ruiz

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II with labs

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are responsible for keeping up with all work and are required to come to KGI on Saturdays for a hands on learning experience using anatomical models, as well as for discussion of the week’s topics.

  • BIOL 170 Human Physiology with Laboratory

    This course is designed for students interested in entering the health professions and covers the study of human organ and tissue functions. As a survey course of the fundamental principles of human physiology, the class will delve into molecular mechanisms within the cells to the actions of tissues, organs, organ-systems, and how the organism as a whole adapts to certain phenomenon. Laboratories emphasize inquiry and the use of instrumentation in physiological studies.

    Credits: 4.0 

    Offered: June 18-August 6, 2022.

    Discussion and labs (on campus only): Saturday 8 – 12 p.m.

    Instructor: Jerome Garcia

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II with labs

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are responsible for keeping up with all work and are required to come to KGI on Saturdays for discussion of the week’s topics, as well as to participate in physical lab activities.

  • This course in medical terminology examines the language, vocabulary, and vernacular used by healthcare professionals in order to describe medical science, both among themselves and to patients. The goal of this course is to learn and utilize medical terms in broad allied health areas, including human anatomy and physiology, body systems, and operations and procedures, with an added emphasis on pathophysiological diseases, diagnoses, and treatments. Students will additionally learn the bases of medical terminology through study of prefixes, suffixes, and roots, as well as pertinent acronyms and abbreviations, in achieving a high degree of medical vocabulary proficiency.

    Credits: 2.0

    Offered: June 14-August 2, 2022.

    Discussion (online): Tuesday 3 – 4 p.m.

    Instructor: Jerome Garcia

    Prerequisites: None

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are responsible for keeping up with all work and are required to join online weekly for discussion of the week’s topics.

  • BIOL 190 Microbiology with Laboratory

    The goals of this lecture/laboratory course are for students to learn about fundamental and 21century microbiology principles including metagenomics, human microbiome, microbial fuel cells and global climate change. The didactic portion of the course will be taught using live instruction with the emphasis on active learning during the class as well as small group activities. The laboratory exercises are designed to develop critical thinking and to familiarize the students with modern microbiology techniques and tests, clinical microbiology techniques, as well as expose the students to the field of microbial genetics and genomics. The course is designed to serve as a pre-requisite for students seeking careers in the health professions.

    Credits: 4.0 

    Offered: June 13-August 3, 2022. Class on July 4 will be rescheduled.

    Lectures and labs (on campus only): Monday and Wednesday 3 – 5 p.m.

    Instructor: Anastasia Levitin

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible on-line by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Canvas. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace.  Students are responsible for keeping up with all work and are required to come to KGI biweekly for discussion of the week’s topics, as well as to participate in physical lab activities.

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Application Deadline

    • Rolling

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    Application Requirements

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background.

    Transcripts from all institutions attended are required. Unofficial copies may be used for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.

    Application Review

    We will review applications on a rolling basis. We will strive to notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible.

    • $499 per Credit Hour
    • $20 application fee

    If you are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact admissions@kgi.edu.

    Please see Financial Aid for available funding options

    Students participating in the in-person program sessions are financially responsible for their transportation, housing, and food throughout the program.

    KGI is a member of the Claremont Colleges and a WASC accredited institution. Check your local academic advising center for transferability of credits.