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Tufts Summer Study Programs

Summer precollege programs for high school students


Tufts Summer Writing Program

The Tufts Summer Writing Program provides a distinctive forum for your writerly endeavors. Using texts and film, you'll learn to navigate the relationship between writer and reader, and develop critical literary skills. Learn more.


Ethics & Global Citizenship

A lively and provocative course which will require you to confront, rather than avoid, moral ambiguity in reflecting on the most relevant problems of our global age. Learn more.


Health Science Honors

Learn about the philosophy and practice of medicine. Health Science Honors will give you experience in physical examination skills and diagnostic reasoning and show you firsthand the specialized procedures in diagnostic imaging, invasive cardiology, and general surgery. Learn more. 

May 1, 2014 - This program is no longer accepting applications.


Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing (BIOSEQ)

Experience the excitement of completing molecular biology and genetic labratory techniques, work with a next-generation DNA sequencer, and use advanced computer tecnology to gather and make sense of the information you encounter.  Learn more.

June 4, 2014 - Enrollment in BIOSEQ has reached capacity.  We are no longer accepting applications.  


College Courses for Seniors

Exclusively for high school students graduating in 2015. For six weeks you will be a member of the larger Tufts community, taking one or two Tufts University courses for academic credit. You can choose to explore a new subject -- philosophy, economics, or engineering, or you can choose a favorite subject you want to delve into more deeply, such as math, a foreign language, science, or drama. Learn more.