for High School Students

Get a Head Start on Your College Career!

Are you a high school student who wants to experience a first taste of college life? With USF’s Pre-College summer programs, you can! This is your opportunity to engage with USF faculty in your academic field of interest while also experiencing the college environment.

Our Summer 2021 program deadlines have passed. We will announce program information for Summer 2022 in late fall. Fill out our form to get notified when the new courses are announced!

Human Resources Management Certificate

Gain a comprehensive, practical foundation in human resources. This program is ideal for new HR professionals transitioning into the field, managers with HR responsibilities, experienced HR professionals seeking to update their skills and SHRM-certified professionals seeking to earn recertification credit. Topics include an introduction to HR management, compensation design, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and human resources law.

Advanced Human Resources Certificate

Build upon a successful foundation in human resources. This program is ideal for students who have completed the HR Management Certificate, mid-career professionals seeking to update their skills and SHRM-certified professionals seeking to earn recertification credit. Topics include benefits planning, HR planning, HR communication effectiveness, performance appraisal systems and risk management.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This introductory course offers a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities and covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Up-to-date, easy-to-understand content ensures that you master HR concepts and apply them to everyday situations and issues. Increase your on-the-job confidence, understand your organization's complex HR issues and stay up-to-date on the latest HR laws and regulations.

SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification

Acquire the knowledge needed to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from an approved SHRM provider! Experienced instructors lead participants through the SHRM Learning System, historically ranked as the #1 HR certification prep tool. Choose from a three-week intensive or a 14-week program offered in Tampa or St. Petersburg, or our new self-paced online program.

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STEM for Scholars

Prepare for academic and college life with this program designed to expand your horizons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. You'll develop critical thinking and conceptual creativity through active, hands-on participation in all aspects of the program, including work with cryptography cybersecurity. This is a four-week program with residential and commuter options.

Big Problems, "Mall" Solutions

Work with non-profit organizations in the University Mall to see how community partners help to address some of Tampa’s large-scale problems. You’ll actively work with these partners to propose solutions to large urban issues affecting the Tampa Bay area and metropolitan areas around the country. Serve as a civic leader while supporting local initiatives, and gain skills in entrepreneurship, service learning and leadership. This is a six-day residential program.

Biomedical Engineering

Discover how engineering and the human body come together. You will learn how technology can be used to record and monitor biological signals from the body and how to use those signals to create better tools and mainstream technology applications such as advanced sensors, diagnostics and prosthetics. Immerse yourself in project-based learning within the Design for X (DFX) lab and visit other active medical and engineering research labs on campus. This is a six-day residential program.

Leaders and Scholars: College Preparatory Program

Complete "learning quests" that require you to be a researcher, creative thinker, academic reader, scholarly writer, problem solver and effective leader. You'll utilize campus resources to complete mini-projects that will equip you with the skills to excel as first-time college student. The program culminates with a unique interactive colloquium where you will present your learning artifacts and research. This is a seven-day residential program.

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