Get a Head Start This Summer!

Looking to get ahead as you plan for college? Saint Mary's offers a selection of summer programs where you will earn elective college credit from Saint Mary's. During these summer programs, you will get a taste of a college campus experience, make friends, and explore career interests. See a list of our pre-college summer programs offering college credit below.


Dialogue and Democracy Summer Institute

Dates: July 21-26

Want to make the world a better place? This six-day residential summer program is designed for girls who want to learn how to speak up and be heard. Here, participants will learn the building blocks for constructive dialogue by practicing how to engage with those with different views.

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Embody Theology Summer Institute

Dates: July 21-26

The Embody Theology Summer Institute offers high school girls a six-day stay on the beautiful Saint Mary’s campus, the first institution to grant women advanced degrees in theology. In the tradition of empowering women’s leadership, participants will meet people from across the country, learn about themselves, develop valuable pre-college academic skills, and discover what it means to think “theologically.” 

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Forensic Science Summer Instituteforensic science camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 14-19

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26

On the first day, participants arrive at a staged murder scene. Teams of investigators will gather physical evidence, such as fingerprints, fiber, and hair samples, in their quest to find the murderer. The teams solve the mystery by interviewing culprits and applying biology, chemistry, mathematics, and deductive reasoning.  

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Healthcare Summer Institutehealthcare camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 14-19

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26

This six-day residential summer program is designed for girls interested in understanding what it means to have a career in the health sciences. Saint Mary’s College faculty will lead participants in our newly renovated Center for Integrated Healthcare Education, providing a best-in-class, high-tech atmosphere for learning and engagement in many heathcare disciplines.

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Songwriting Summer Campcomposing class

Dates: July 8-12

A camp for future composers! Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting and discover effective melody, rhythm, harmony, and lyrical techniques. Collaborate with other aspiring writers and perform your work in front of an audience at the end of camp! 

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Spark Business Marketing Summer Institutecampers

Dates: July 14-19

Join the next generation of leaders at Saint Mary's College in Entreprenuership and Marketing. Led by our Saint Mary's Faculty this group will get the chance to learn from a diverse group of accomplished and emerging women leaders currently working in their own industries and organizations. 

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Sustainable Living Summer Institute

sustainable farm

Dates: July 21-26

Change the world! This new summer program provides hands-on experience at the Saint Mary’s College Sustainable Farm on campus. Participants will learn about the environment and real-world applications of sustainable practices.  Imagine the next generation knowing the next steps towards a greener future before us. Saint Mary's environmental studies professors are masters in botany, biology, and bees and will guide participants through the week! 

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