Mills College Announces New Summer of Science Program

Oakland, CA—April 20, 2018

Summer of ScienceMills College’s new Summer of Science Program offers Bay Area college students of all genders (and high school students who meet the prerequisites) the opportunity to complete a year of science courses in just 14 weeks.

The Mills College Summer of Science is an intensive, interactive program created to help students complete two semesters of general chemistry or physics over the summer. Students can also take a just one course, if desired. All classes offered through the program will be limited to 32 students per course and 16 students per lab section so students can delve deeply into their scientific studies and receive one-on-one attention from faculty researchers and scholars.

As part of Mills’ commitment to emboldening women to pursue successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the new Summer of Science Program offers students the opportunity to spend the summer advancing their science education, while also experiencing the intimate and dynamic learning environment unique to Mills.

Students enrolled in the program will be offered reduced per-credit tuition pricing and convenient payment plan options, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of on-campus summer housing.

Classes begin May 14, 2018. Register here.

2018 Mills College Summer of Science Courses:

Chemistry Track

General Chemistry I
A broad overview of chemical principles. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, stoichiometry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture and lab. CHEM 017 (CRN 10003) 4 Credits; Prerequisite: High school chemistry
May 14 to June 29, 2018
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Labs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

General Chemistry II
A continuation of an overview of chemical principles and reactivity. Topics include thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base theories, solubility, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Lecture and lab. CHEM 018 (CRN 10004) 4 Credits; Prerequisite: First semester general chemistry or 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry Exam
July 2 to August 17, 2018
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Labs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Physics Track

General Physics I
Calculus-based general physics lecture and laboratory course. Emphasis upon Newtonian mechanics. Topics include measurement, vectors, linear kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, forces, momentum, work and energy, and rotational kinematics and dynamics. PHYS 061 (CRN 10009) 4 Credits; Prerequisite: High school physics and calculus 1
May 14 to June 29, 2018
Monday–Thursday, 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Labs: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Final Exam: June 29, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

General Physics II
Continuation of PHYS 061. Topics include fluids, waves, sound, optics, electricity, and magnetism. PHYS 062 (CRN 10010) 4 Credits; Prerequisite: First semester of general physics or a 4 or 5 on the AP Physics Exam
July 2 to August 17, 2018
Monday–Thursday, 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Labs: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Final Exam: August 17, 9:00 am–12:00 pm