High-demand courses to be offered in summer session

Ashley Harry last year took Darkroom Practices (Art 150).

When UC Santa Cruz students decide their spring quarter schedules, they will also have the option to factor in what will be offered this summer.

The 2017 Summer Session courses and descriptions are now available at summer.ucsc.edu.

“We want students to know that summer can be part of their planning as early as winter quarter. Summer is an optional ‘fourth quarter’ for students to fulfill degree requirements,” said Monica Parikh, director of Summer Session. “Financial aid and discounted on-campus housing are available too.”

The focus for summer 2017 is to offer high-demand courses in small class sizes. There will be 20 online courses, up from 11 last summer, as well as more than 250 on-campus courses across 30 departments. The average class size in summer 2016 was 26 students.

“We understand that staying in Santa Cruz is not an option for all students. By continuing to expand our online offerings, students who return home or work full time can continue to make degree progress,” Parikh said.

Courses offered will help fulfill general education, lower division, and upper division requirements. Other classes can help students dive deeper into a subject of interest. Summer session also includes classes not offered in fall, winter, spring like Entrepreneurship Academy: Discovering and Launching a Business (CRWN 90), Women in the Bible (STEV 36), and Food Systems: Culture, Social Justice, Sustainability (OAKS 167).

Enrollment opens to all students on May 1. Most courses run through two five-week sessions and a few are 8- and 10-week sessions.

  • Session 1: June 26 to July 28
  • Session 2: July 31 to September. 1
  • 8-week session: June 26 to August 18
  • 10-week session: June 26 to September 1

Check out all course offerings online at summer.ucsc.edu or contact the Summer Session office for more information at 831–459–5373 or summer@ucsc.edu.