Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The dates are July 7th, 2024 to July 20th, 2024.

Marymount offers several summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Want to earn credit while living like a college student?

Discover how with our program!

The registration links for our program will open on Monday, November 20th. The courses are limited to 20 students each, and all attendees will stay in a single dormitory with 24-hour supervision, curfews, and meals provided. Please note that the cost of travel to Marymount University will not be covered. This is a unique opportunity for students to experience living on a college campus, taking courses in our state-of-the-art classrooms, and exploring what Arlington and the Washington, D.C. areas offer to enhance their education.

Summer Programs


Summer Institutes course examples:  Criminal Justice, Engineering, & Communications/Journalism  

2-week intensive course earning three credits.  Class runs 9 am – 5 pm.  Evening assignments, field trips, and group activities are included, and students live in the dorms.

Introduction to Criminal JusticeView Summary View Event

In this course, students will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system which comprises of three components; policing, courts, and corrections. The course will cover the process that individuals go through starting from the time of arrest to sentencing. The course will also include cutting-edge research on the justice system. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the field of forensics and participate in forensic analysis-focused activities. They will also get an opportunity to visit important institutions such as the Supreme Court, and engage in debates on the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system. The course will also explore the challenges faced by individuals trying to reintegrate into the community after incarceration.

Introduction to Media CommunicationView Summary View Event

Our summer program is designed to introduce students to various aspects of communication studies. During the program, students will learn media literacy, blogging, social media curation, public speaking, and debate.  The program aims to provide students with a wide range of communication techniques that will introduce them to the various areas of communication studies.  The program will focus on an introduction to media in the first week and the fundamentals of public speaking in the second.

Maker-neering – Engineering with Maker ToolsView Summary | View Event

This course is designed to provide a practical, project-based introduction to the latest digital fabrication tools used by engineers for rapid prototyping. Students will learn the basics of computer-aided design (CAD) and use it to create original 3D designs using three different desktop 3D printing technologies (FDM, resin, and bioprinting). Additionally, they will explore the fundamentals of electronic circuits, build animatronics with Arduino microcontrollers, and create immersive virtual reality experiences for the Oculus Quest 2. The course is suitable for beginners as no prior experience with any of these technologies is required.

Summer Programs