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Ages 15-17 years


Calendar Summer programs

Location  408 Goodell Hall, 140 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003



UMass Summer Programs offers residential pre-college summer intensives for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the sciences, humanities and arts. With 1-week, 2-week and 6-week sessions running between July 1st and August 11th, 2018. STEM programs include:

• Modern Astronomy
• Engineering Institute
• Forensic Anthropology
• Hydrology & Climate Change
• Genetic Engineering & GMOs
• Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
• Plant Biology
• Visualizing Cells in Cancer & Disease
Opportunities also exist for high school students to work in research labs alongside University faculty in the 6-week Research Intensives program.


 UMass Amherst is a top research university located in the scenic Pioneer Valley. We offer courses in all kinds of topics with outstanding faculty. Our facilities are top notch, featuring award-winning dining, brand-new accommodations, and cutting edge facilities.
Pre-College programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. We have lots of great events in the evenings and on weekends that help you connect with other pre-college students.