Summer of Science at Mills College

Summer of Science at Mills College

Complete a Year of Science Courses in Just 14 Weeks.

This summer, we’re opening up the Mills campus to Bay Area college students* of all genders for an intensive, interactive program that will help you complete two semesters of general chemistry or physics in just 14 weeks. You'll enjoy our small class sizes and one-on-one attention from faculty researchers and scholars. Spend the summer at Mills advancing your science education.

*Also open to high school students who meet prerequisites.

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Dive Into Your Studies.

Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, Mills offers an intimate, rigorous, and dynamic learning environment that empowers students to succeed. You'll work one-on-one with your professors and peers in our state-of-the-art LEED-certified Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences building. Classes will be limited to 32 students per course and 16 students per lab section, enabling you to delve deeply into your scientific studies.

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Lead Women in Science.

Mills is committed to emboldening women and women of color to pursue successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This summer, we'll be inviting guest speakers for special lunchtime sessions to address the opportunities for women and women of color in STEM. You'll be inspired by and learn from women who have blazed trails in their fields of study and paved the way for future innovations.


What Can I Study?

You can choose from a two-sequence chemistry track or a two-sequence physics track or both. You also can take a single course if that's what you need to meet your goals.

Chemistry Track

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General Chemistry I

Description: 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

Instructor: Jennifer Cassano
Classroom: NSB 105


General Chemistry II

Description: 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 of 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

Instructor: Jennifer Cassano
Classroom: NSB 105

Physics Track

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General Physics I

Description: 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

Instructor: Camille Kaslan
Classroom: NSB 105

General Physics II

Description: 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

Instructor: Camille Kaslan
Classroom: NSB 105

View the Summer Semester Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines.


Summer Students

Tuition

We make it affordable to attend the Mills College Summer of Science by offering reduced per-credit tuition pricing and convenient payment plan options. Learn more.

Mills Summer Housing

Housing

Interested in living on the lush 135-acre Mills campus while you study? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy residential life and our 10-lane outdoor swimming pool and walking trails! Learn more.

Registration Form

To register, please complete the registration form and send to Mills College via one of the following options:

Fax: 510.430.2003

Scan & Email to: records@mills.edu

Mail to: Mills College, M Center, Carnegie Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA, 94613

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