USF Pre-College 2018 Summer Programs

Pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities and explore the independence of university life. All programs are enriched with experiential learning, select field trips and guest speakers – all of which put theory into practice. Some programs even offer the opportunity to earn college credit.

Biomedical Engineering

This five-day summer program for high school students provides a hands-on opportunity to work with USF's biomedical engineering faculty, explore careers in the dynamic world of biomedical engineering, and learn how biomedical engineers contribute to human health and well being.

College and SAT Prep Institute

This five-day program is designed to provide students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the SAT exam and successfully transition into college. Students will learn beneficial skills in test taking and concept mastery as they learn the ins and outs of the college application process and important aspects of college life.

Filmmaking as Philosophy

This four-week, for-credit program is designed to challenge students by exploring philosophical principles through the lens of filmmaking. Students will study current works in film across genres and identify and discuss meaning and theoretical approach. Learn about all aspects of the film-making process from idea to screen and get a glimpse into the various disciplines one can study in a college-level fine arts or humanities program.

Future Physicians, Scientists and Engineers

This academically intensive, seven- to eight-day program provides hands-on inquiry, discovery, creativity and research across a broad array of disciplines. You will be exposed to basic, clinical, and translational research in a variety of world-class facilities housed in USF's College of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Medical, Engineering and Scientist Research

This research-intensive, eight-week program takes place in research laboratories headed by internationally recognized and distinguished faculty. You will be directly involved in independent hands-on inquiry, discovery, creativity and research and have opportunities to present your work in a professional setting.

STEM for Scholars

This four-week summer program prepares students for academic and college life, with the goal of expanding students’ horizons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and conceptual creativity. Level 1 is for students entering grade 10 and level 2 is for students entering grades 11-12.

University Summer Experience

Summer Experience offers international participants ages 14–18 the opportunity to come tour the University of South Florida, INTO USF and the Tampa Bay area. You will practice your English language skills while attending language workshops, USF department visits, educational field trips and recreational events. You will become familiar with university life as you will live and interact with students and faculty at USF’s Tampa campus.