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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. UC Berkeley gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs. Combining outstanding teaching and research programs, UC Berkeley provides broad access for students of all means — educating more federal Pell Grant recipients from low-income families than all eight Ivy League universities combined.

Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered over seven different sessions of varying lengths. More than 16,000 students attend UC Berkeley in the summer, and more than 5,000 of those students are visiting students. Several special programs are available to summer students, including programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students, summer study abroad and international and domestic internships, and pre-college programs for high school students.

2021 Summer Schedule

  • Session A - Six Weeks: May 24 - July 2 
  • Session B - Ten Weeks: June 7 - August 13
  • Session C - Eight Weeks: June 21 - August 13
  • Session D - Six Weeks: July 6 - August 13
  • Session E - Three Weeks: July 26 - August 13
  • Session F - Three Weeks: July 6 - July 23

Full details on dates, deadlines, applications, and fees are at summer.berkeley.edu.



Programs

Summer / Short course
Art & Design
Performing Arts Delivery method Length Location
Performance, Television, and Social Media Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Business
Global Internships Online / Distance 10 weeks Multiple (20)
Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Online / Distance 7 weeks Berkeley
Finance
Financial Accounting Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Leadership
Leadership: Purpose, Authority, and Empowerment Online / Distance 10 weeks Berkeley
Computer Science & IT
Data Science & Analytics
Data Arts Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Python Fundamentals for Data Science Online / Distance 10 weeks Berkeley
Software Engineering
Software Engineering Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering
Introduction to Solid Mechanics Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
General Studies
Exploring the Liberal Arts Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Health & Well-Being
Nutrition
Food, Culture, and the Environment Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Social Work
Social Work and Education Policy Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Humanities & Culture
Beyond Google: How to Research in the Humanities Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Gender & Sexuality
Education, Gender, and Transfeminist Activism in Mexico City Online / Distance 6 weeks Mexico City
Gender, Race, Nation, and Health Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
History
The History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Literature
Fiction and Culture of the Americas Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Topics in the Literature of American Cultures Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Philosophy
Introduction to Logic Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Political Science
Comparative Look at Migration and Refugees Along the Mediterranean and US-Mexico Borderlands Online / Distance 6 weeks Barcelona
Game Theory in Social Sciences Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Understand Political Developments in India Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Psychology
Brain, Mind, and Behavior Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
General Psychology Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Sociology
Asian American Communities and Race Relations Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistence Online / Distance 5 weeks Manila
Race, Class, and Gender Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Sustainable Development
Energy and Society Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Water and Sanitation Justice Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley
Languages
English
Business English for Multilingual Students Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Creating Materials for English Language Education Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Grammar and Vocabulary Online / Distance 3 weeks Berkeley
Legal English and U.S. Law Online / Distance Berkeley
Legal English: Listening and Speaking Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Italian
Italian Language and Culture Online / Distance 5 weeks Multiple (2)
Spanish
Spanish Language and Culture Online / Distance 5 weeks Madrid
Media & Communications
Creative Writing
Academic Writing for Multilingual Students Online / Distance 6 weeks Berkeley
Intensive English Practice: Academic Reading and Writing Online / Distance 3 weeks Berkeley
Science
Astronomy
The Planets Online / Distance 8 weeks Berkeley

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Scholarships & funding

Visiting students are not eligible for aid from UC Berkeley. Please speak to the financial aid office at your home institution for advisement on financial resources.

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Experience summer in the San Francisco Bay Area while studying at the #1 public university! Berkeley Summer Sessions is one of the largest summer programs in the United States, hosting students from all over the world. In fact, about 3,000 of our 16,000 students are international visitors. Berkeley Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses, including Summer-only certificates, English As a Second Language, and online options. Explore the Bay Area, experience American culture, and make friends from the US and around the world.

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Student services & facilities

Please visit our website for information on student services, campus resources, and all opportunities for students at Berkeley.

Student lifestyle

Berkeley, California is well-known for being a center of academic achievement, scientific exploration, free thought, and free speech. It is home to a culturally, racially, and internationally diverse population of more than 100,000. There is also a long history of supporting and sharing an amazingly talented and diverse art community. Berkeley has a strong community feel, with easy access to the major metropolitan cities of Oakland and San Francisco just a short commute away.

Accommodation

Students seeking housing for summer should apply immediately after enrolling for classes as accommodations tend to fill up quickly. For information on all summer housing options please visit our website.

Contact

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

1995 University Avenue
Suite 130
94704 Berkeley California
United States of America

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summer.berkeley.edu

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