Summer Courses

Take Harvard summer courses for degree credit, career advancement, or personal enrichment. Most of our 300 courses do not require application for college and adult students.

We are at work planning courses for summer 2016. Courses will be online in January. If you would like to get an idea of the types of courses we offer each summer, explore courses in the 2015 website archive

Courses for high school students

If you are a current sophomore, junior, or senior, you can experience summer at Harvard through either our seven-week Secondary School Program or our two-week Pre-College Program.

Preview list of subjects for 2016

  • Arts, humanities, & social sciences
    • African & African American Studies
    • Anthropology & Archaeology
    • Celtic Languages & Literatures
    • Classics
    • Comparative Literature
    • Dramatic Arts
    • Economics (including Accounting)
    • English
    • Education
    • Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
    • Government
    • History
    • History of Art & Architecture
    • History of Science
    • Humanities
    • Legal Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Museum Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Religion
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Slavic
    • Statistics
    • Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality
    • Ukrainian
    • Visual and Environmental Studies
  • Business
    • Economics (including Accounting)
    • Management
    • Information Systems Management
  • Computer science, math, and engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Digital Media
    • Engineering Sciences
    • Information Systems Management
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics Review for GMAT & GRE
    • Statistics
  • Sciences
    • Astronomy
    • Biological Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
    • Medical Sciences
    • Physics
  • Foreign languages & literatures
    • Arabic
    • Celtic Languages & Literatures
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Germanic Languages & Literatures
    • Greek
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Sanskrit
    • Spanish Language & Literature
    • Ukrainian
  • Writing & journalism
    • Creative Writing
    • Expository Writing
    • Journalism
Changes to information

Harvard Summer School may make changes at any time to the information printed in materials or on the website. Harvard summer courses may be added, canceled, or moved to a different day or time. You are responsible for textbooks, course packs, travel, or other incurred expenses. If a course is canceled, your tuition will be refunded in full.