Online and on-campus courses are open to all undergraduate and recent graduate students seeking careers in the sciences. These courses fulfill prerequisite requirements for entrance into KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and many other programs. 

Courses Offered:

  • Biochemistry (online or on-campus)
  • Biostatistics (online or on-campus)
  • Drug Design (online or on-campus)
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice (online or on-campus)
  • Genetics (online or on-campus)
  • Human Anatomy with Lab (on-campus)
  • Human Physiology with Laboratory (on-campus)
  • Microbiology with Laboratory (on-campus)

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Program Dates:

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

Contact:

SummerPrograms@kgi.edu for additional information.

Costs:

$475 per Credit Hour. Please see Financial Aid for available funding options.

Deadline:

Rolling applications 

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

  • 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 18-August 6, 2019

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

    Instructor: Dr. Derick Han (with Carl Decker)

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

  • 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 20-August 8, 2019

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Discussion on July 4 will be rescheduled.

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

  • This course introduces the principles of pharmacology and medical chemistry involved in drug development and design. Topics covered in the class include structural features of drugs, functional group properties, mechanisms of drug action, adverse drug reactions, and drug-receptor interactions. This course is designed for students interested in learning about how drugs work or for students wanting to get a head start in pharmacy school, where these topics will be the focus in the first year curriculum.

    Units: 1.5

    Course Dates: July 17-August 7, 2019

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Wednesdays 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 the Learning Management System, Sakai. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to come to KGI or join a weekly online discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.

  • This introductory course will review many important concepts in pharmacy practice (pharmaceutical calculations, top 300 prescription drugs). Students will engage in hands-on activities centered around pharmacy practice and apply their knowledge in real-life simulations. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession, as well as for students wanting to get a head start in pharmacy school. Students about to enter pharmacy school who have little clinical experience may especially benefit from taking this pre-pharmacy course in the summer.

    Units: 2

    Course Dates: June 17-July 10, 2019

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Connie Kang

    Prerequisites: None

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

  • 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 19-August 7, 2019

    Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.

    Instructor: Jennifer Hull

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

  • 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 22-August 10, 2019

    Discussion Hours and Lab (on-campus): Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 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 the Learning Management System, Sakai. 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.

  • 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 22-August 10, 2019

    Discussion Hours and Lab (on-campus): Saturdays from 1-5 p.m.

    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 the Learning Management System, Sakai. 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.

  • The goals of this lecture/laboratory course are for students to learn about fundamental and 21st century 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.

    Units: 4

    Course Dates: June 18-August 8, 2019

    Lectures (on campus): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:50 a.m.

    Labs (on campus): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Anastasia Levitin

    Prerequisites: General Biology I and II

    Course Delivery: The didactic portion of the course will be taught live at KGI with emphasis on active learning during the class as well as small group activities. The biweekly labs at KGI will help students learn modern microbiology techniques and tests.