University of California, Riverside

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2017 Academic Career Path Cohort Program

Academic Career Path Cohort participants will select from one of six areas of interest, including: 1) Pre-Health Professions, 2) Sciences and Mathematics, 3) Engineering, 4) Public Policy, Political Science and Education, 5) Business, and 6) Arts & Humanities.  Within these categories, two to three critical introductory courses have been selected for students to choose from.  The courses will expose students to a more focused area of interest, or to a course that is a necessary requirement for a major under the broader category.  However, many of the courses are general requirements that may be applicable to another area of interest as well. In addition to being paired with other students interested in a particular area of study, students will take part in structured weekly programs, events, and activities offered Monday through Thursday.

For more information about the Career Paths and Courses Offered please download the 2017 Summer Academy Information Packet.

Cohort Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to join fellow students based on careers and industry tracks
  • A fully immersive experience at a public research university
  • Dynamic in class synergy with fellow high school students as well as current UCR students
  • Interaction and significant face time with expert faculty and scholars
  • Special behind the scene experiential tours of campus facilities including laboratories, dormitories, colleges, and more

Specific, catered programs and experiences with a chance to hear about future opportunities at UCR from Admissions Counselors, Career Services, Study Abroad, Prestigious Scholarships and Awards, Local, State, and National Internship Opportunities, Financial Aid, and many more!

2017 Independent Path Program

A limited number of spots are available for students who do not wish to take part in the Academic Career Path Cohort Program. Students in the Independent Path Program may choose from the list of Recommended Courses located in the 2017 Summer Academy Information Packet..  If a participant wishes to take a course not listed under the Recommended Courses they may visit to determine the course they would like to take. Participants must then submit a request to be considered by the Summer Academy Staff. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Submissions should be sent to and must include the Course Number (ABCD 012) and Course Name. Participants will be notified via email if their request is granted. 

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Summer Academy Information

UCR Summer Sessions and Special Programs
Summer Academy
900 University Ave.
Hinderaker Hall 1100C
Riverside, CA 92521-0112

Tel: (951) 827-7739