Online Courses

What's it like to take a summer course online?

  • It takes the same amount of time and effort as any course.
  • You don't need to come to campus (with a few exceptions).
  • Some courses meet for 5 weeks; others for 10 weeks.
  • You'll interact with professors online instead of in a classroom.
  • Each of these classes has a unique character. See below for details.

Profile of a successful online student: Does this describe you?

  • Are you too busy this summer to come to campus for a course?
  • Does your summer job conflict with the course you want to take?
  • Are you a self-motivated learner?
  • Are you concerned about graduating on time?
  • Do you enjoy learning through many different methods?
  • Are you open to new experiences?

University Success 101 Courses

FREE online courses for UC students!**


What: A series of short courses with long-term impact
Where: Completely online
When: Summer Session II
Why: Learn to navigate life beyond the classroom. University Success 101 courses will teach you to think critically and self-reflectively about such topics as stress management, finance, cross cultural communication, and career planning.
Who: Anyone interested in contributing to their university experience and academic success, including UC students, visiting college students, high school students, and community members. Learn about your enrollment options by your student status.

Additional courses will be listed upon their approval.

University Success 101
Management 90: Managing Your Time, Money, and Career: MBA Insights for College Undergrads
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]

Public Health 10: Stress Management Essentials

Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Pharmaceutical Sciences 42: Life 101
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]

 

Online Courses

Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Dance 185W: Critical Issues in Dance Session I  [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Music 3: Introduction to Music
Session I,
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences 42: Life 101
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Pharmaceutical Sciences 170A: Molecular Pharmacology I
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Computer Science 143A: Principles of Operating Systems
On-campus exam(s)*
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Statistics 7: Basic Statistics
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I,
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Statistics 8: Introduction to Biological Statistics
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I,
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Program in Public Health
Public Health 1: Principles of Public Health
On-line proctored exam(s)*
Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]

Public Health 10: Stress Management Essentials

Session II
 [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Public Health 127: Public Health Programs for the Corporate World
On-line proctored exam(s)*
Session II  [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
School of Biological Sciences
Bio Sci 93:  From DNA to Organisms
On-campus exam(s)*
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Bio Sci 94:  From Organisms to Ecosystems
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
School of Humanities
AC ENG 20C: Academic Writing 10-Week Session
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
AC ENG 29: Special Topic: Grammar (multiple sections) Special Session
Special Dates: Jul 7 to Sep 12
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]

Humanities 1A: Humanities Core Course 10-Week Session [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Writing 39A: Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (multiple sections) 10-Week Session

[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Writing 39A: Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (multiple sections)
Special Session
Special Dates: Jul 7 to Sep 12
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Writing 39B: Critical Reading and Rhetoric (multiple sections) 10-Week Session [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Writing 39C: Argument and Research (multiple sections) 10-Week Session [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
School of Physical Sciences
Chemistry 1P: Preparation for General Chemistry
On-campus exam(s)*
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Math 1A: Pre-Calculus
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Math 1B: Pre-Calculus
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I,
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Math 175: Combinatorics
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Physics 3A: Basic Physics
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I

[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Physics 7E: Classical Physics
On-campus exam(s)*

Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Physics 12: Science Fiction & Science Fact
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Physics 18: How Things Work
On-campus exam(s)*
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Physics 20A: Introduction to Astronomy
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
School of Social Ecology
Criminology, Law, & Society C7: Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society
On-line proctored exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Criminology, Law, & Society C173: Maritime Piracy, Law and Society
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Psychology & Social Behavior 9: Introduction to Psychology
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
Same as Psychology 7A
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Psychology & Social Behavior 101D: Life Span Developmental Psychology
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Ecology 10: Research Design Session II [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology 2A: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Economics 20A: Basic Economics I
On-line proctored exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Economics 20B: Basic Economics II
On-line proctored exam(s)*
Session I,
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Psychology 46A: Introduction to Human Memory Session II [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Political Science 21A: Introduction to American Government
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Political Science 41A: Introduction to International Relations
Session I
Same as International Studies 14
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Political Science 61A: Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in Political Science
Session I
Same as Chicano Latino Studies 64
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 1A: Principles in the Social Sciences
Session II [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 3A: Computer-Based Research in the Social Sciences Session I,
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 89: Barter to Bitcoin: Society, Technology and the Future of Money
Session I
Same as Information and Computer Science 80
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 120: Transnational Gangs
Session I
Same as International Studies 130
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Science 130B: Science and Religion II: Cognitive Neuroscience
Session I
Same as Logic and Philosophy of Science 140B and Psychology 172S, & Religious Studies 112B
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Science 164C: Prison Gangs Session II [ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 184GW: Media Writing Session I,
Session II
Same as International Studies 155BW
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 194A: Public Service Internship
Session I,
Session II
[ Session I Syllabus | Session II Syllabus | FAQ ]
Social Sciences 197: Professional Internship
Session I,
Session II
[ Session I Syllabus | Session II Syllabus | FAQ ]
Sociology 110: Research Methods
On-campus exam(s)*
Session I
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
The Paul Merage School of Business
Management 1: Introduction to Business and Management
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]
Management 90: Managing Your Time, Money, and Career: MBA Insights for College Undergrads
Session II
[ Syllabus | FAQ ]

*Remote testing is available for most on-campus exams.  Some courses have proctored on-line exams. All fees for remote testing and proctored on-line exams are the responsibility of the student. Please contact the Summer Session Office for more information at summer-session@uci.edu.

**No course fees applies only to UC students. Mandatory Campus Fee applies.  Some materials and proctored exam fees may apply.  These units are exempt from the Pay for Only 8 program calculation.  Visiting students will pay full course fees for courses ($339/unit plus a $250 Mandatory Campus Fee).