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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Dual Programs

Dates: June 24-August 5, 2017 (6 weeks)
Credits: 6 credits
Eligibility: current sophomores, juniors, seniors
(see eligibility requirements)
Status: This program is now full and no longer accepting applications.


Can't choose just one program, major, and/or career? You don't have to!

Depending upon your eligibility, you can combine a three-week program from Session 1 with a three-week program from Session 2 for your own six-week "dual program." (See options below.)

Note: You may also combine the non-credit program Fabricating the Future: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with a three-week program from Session 2 to create a five-week dual program (July 1–August 5).

"It was a really good experience because it gave me the opportunity to focus on each course individually," says CUSC alum Lindsay Ferstandig. "Having the switch in the middle totally refreshed me, so I stayed interested and excited to learn the entire time."

Three-week session 1

Animal Science: Sustainable Animal HusbandrySoph, Jr, Sr
Art as ExperienceSoph, Jr, Sr
Debate and Rhetoric ISoph, Jr, Sr
Design Immersion Jr, Sr
Fundamentals of Modern MarketingSoph, Jr, Sr
Green Cities and Sustainable FuturesSoph, Jr, Sr
History and Politics of the Modern Middle EastSoph, Jr, Sr
Hotel Operations ManagementSoph, Jr, Sr
Inspiring LeadershipSoph, Jr, Sr
International Human Rights in Theory and PracticeSoph, Jr, Sr
War, Peace, Poverty, and Power: Intro to International RelationsJr, Sr
Secrets of Business SuccessSoph, Jr, Sr
Social EntrepreneurshipSoph, Jr, Sr
The Individual in the Social WorldSoph, Jr, Sr
Veterinary Medicine: Small Animal PracticeSoph, Jr, Sr

Three-week session 2

Animal Science: Captive Raptor ManagementSoph, Jr, Sr
Debate and Rhetoric IISoph, Jr, Sr
Freedom and JusticeSoph, Jr, Sr
Genius and Madness in LiteratureSoph, Jr, Sr
Hospitality Operations Management: The Food/Beverage IndustrySoph, Jr, Sr
Macroeconomics and Current Economic IssuesJr, Sr
Negotiations and Conflict ResolutionSoph, Jr, Sr
Shakespeare on StageSoph, Jr, Sr
The Business WorldSoph, Jr, Sr
The Fashion StudioSoph, Jr, Sr
Transmedia: Image Sound MotionSoph, Jr, Sr
Veterinary Medicine: Conservation MedicineJr, Sr
Veterinary Medicine: Equine PracticeSoph, Jr, Sr

Student experiences

"Summer College at Cornell University was an intense academic experience, but at the same time an exhilarating one. Interacting with students from around the country and world and with excellent faculty on one of the most picturesque campuses I have ever seen was an experience I will never forget. I gained an appreciation of the degree of work and study that will be required in college. I was also pleasantly surprised at the amount of personal interaction between the students and the faculty. " — William Cranford, 2015

"The best experience of my life.... I couldn't have asked for a better summer!" — Tana Palomino, 2015