Online College Courses Open to High School Students

  • Syracuse University offers select courses online in 8-week sessions year-round.
  • Qualified high school students are encouraged to apply to enroll in individual courses.

2020-2021 Eight-Week Session Schedule

Apply Now for Spring Sessions 1 & 2

Available courses:

Additional courses may be added soon. Check back for updates on offerings in all upcoming semesters.

Available Courses for High School Students
CourseSessionClass Time
WRT 105 Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing* (3 credits)
*Only for recent high school graduates.
Study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies. Focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Mondays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST
MAT 121 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I (4 credits)
First in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics by focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include displaying data, numerical measures of data, elementary probability, discrete distributions, normal distributions, confidence intervals.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Tuesdays
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. EST
PSY 205 Foundations of Human Behavior (3 credits)
Fundamental principles of mental life and human behavior. Significance of psychology in human relationships and self-understanding.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
TBD
SOC 102 Social Problems (3 credits)
Application of sociological theory and methods to identification, description, and analysis of contemporary social problems. Critique and analysis of alternative strategies for social change.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST
HST 112 Modern Europe: Napoleon to the Present (3 credits)
European lives and experiences in the age of industrialization, urbanization, and mass politics. World wars, fascism, the Russian Revolution, empires, Europe in the post-World War II era.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST
CHE 113 Forensic Science (4 credits)
Introduction to forensic science with focus upon the application of scientific methods and techniques to criminal justice and law. Methods specifically relevant to crime detection and analysis will be presented. Laboratory included.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Thursdays
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST
CYB 233 Intro to Computer Networking (3 credits)
Overview of technology, standards, implementation and management of digital computer networks. Wired and wireless local and wide area networks, Internet protocols, telecommunications, and network security.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 1:
Jan 19 - Mar 12
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Mondays & Friday 1/22/21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST
MAT 122 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts II (4 credits)
Second in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include hypothesis testing, linear correlation, linear regression, nonparametric methods, statistical process control, solving liner equations, matrices, Markov chains.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 2:
Mar 15 - May 6
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Tuesdays
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. EST
ECN 102 Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Introduction to concepts and methods of economic analysis. Emphasis on such macroeconomic topics as gross domestic product, unemployment, money, and theory of national income.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 2:
Mar 15 - May 6
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST
GEO 155 The Natural Environment (3 credits)
Patterns of the physical phenomena at and near the surface of the earth. Surface configuration, climate, vegetation, and soil and their areal interrelationships.
Spring 2021, 8-Week 2:
Mar 15 - May 6
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EST

Visit https://summercollege.syr.edu/ for online pre-college courses for July and August 2021.

Time Commitment

Semester-based Syracuse University courses in the fall and spring are typically 15 weeks in length. The 8-week online courses are therefore accelerated and more time-intensive.

Students participate in one weekly 90-minute synchronous (live) session with the course instructor. Students will also have 8-10 hours of asynchronous work per week, which may include watching videos, reading, and completing assignments.

Cost

The per credit cost is $695. Therefore, 3-credit courses cost $2085 and 4-credit courses cost $2780.

Admission Criteria

Students applying to enroll in Syracuse University online courses are expected to be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must be of rising high school junior or senior status or a 2020 high school graduate. Some courses may have additional requirements.

The online application must be completed by the student through SlideRoom, and includes the following:

  • Biographical, demographic, and school information
  • A high school transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Copy of the most recent report card (if recent grades are not included on the transcript)
  • $30 application fee

If you have any questions, please email precollege@syr.edu.

Apply Now for Spring Sessions 1 & 2

Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2020 Academic Deadlines Spring 2020, 8-Week 1 Deadlines Spring 2020, 8-Week 2 Deadlines
Application Deadline 1/5/2021 3/1/2021
First Day of Classes 1/19/2021 3/15/2021
Add Deadline 1/22/2021 3/18/2021
Academic/Financial Deadline to Drop Class
1/29/2021 3/25/2021
Withdrawal Deadline
3/5/2021 4/29/2021
Last Day of Classes 3/12/2021 5/6/2021