Online Summer Courses

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is offering seven undergraduate summer courses in 2020! All classes and labs will be taught online and are open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates. These courses fulfill prerequisite requirements for entrance into KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and many other programs. 

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Online Courses Offered

  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Genetics
  • Human Anatomy with Laboratory
  • Human Physiology with Laboratory
  • Microbiology with Laboratory

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Program Dates

For a detailed scheduled of each course, see the corresponding tabs below.

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SummerPrograms@kgi.edu for additional information.

Online 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.

    Units: 3

    Course Dates: June 16-August 4, 2020

    Discussion Hours (online): Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. 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 online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join a weekly online 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.

    Units: 3

    Course Dates: June 18-August 6, 2020

    Discussion Hours (online): Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. 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 online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join a weekly online discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.

  • BIOL 210 Drug Discovery

    This undergraduate-level Drug Discovery course introduces the principles of pharmacology and medical chemistry involved in drug development and design. Topics covered include structural features of drugs, functional group properties, mechanisms of drug action, and drug-receptor interactions.

    Units: 1.5

    Course Dates: June 25-July 16, 2020

    Discussion Hours (online): Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Derick Han

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

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join a weekly online 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.

    Units: 3

    Course Dates: June 17-August 5, 2020

    Discussion Hours (online):  Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Barbara Bailus

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join a weekly online 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.

    Units: 4

    Course Dates: June 16 -August 6, 2020

    Discussion Hours and Lab (online): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–8 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. 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 online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join the biweekly online discussion-lab sessions for labs, review the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises. The online lab will involve virtual dissection of the human body.

  • 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.

    Units: 4

    Course Dates: June 20-August 15, 2020

    Discussion Hours and Lab (online): Saturdays from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. (no class July 4)

    Instructor: Dr. 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 online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join Saturday online discussion-lab sessions for labs, review the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises. The online lab will involve experimental design, data analysis, and online experiments.

  • BIOL 190 Microbiology with Laboratory

    Students will learn about fundamental and 21st-century microbiology principles, including metagenomics, the human microbiome, microbial fuel cells, and global climate change. The laboratory exercises are designed to develop critical thinking and to familiarize the students with modern and clinical microbiology techniques and tests, and to 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. Students may register for Lectures only, Laboratory only, or both.

    Units: 4 (Lectures with Lab), 3 (Lectures only), 2 (Laboratory only)

    Course Dates: June 15-August 5, 2020

    Discussion and labs (online): Mondays and Wednesdays from 4–7 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Anastasia Levitin

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II

    Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible online 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 Sakai, the Learning Management System. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to join the biweekly online discussion-lab sessions for labs, review the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises. The online lab will involve designing experiments, data analysis, and online experiments.

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

    Please see Financial Aid for available funding options

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