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Bridge Pre-Health & Field Science Program

The Bridge Pre-Health & Field Science Program is a summer opportunity for rising high school seniors (students between their junior & senior year) whose backgrounds and experiences would contribute to and enrich the diversity of our academic community and who are interested in studying pre-health sciences, such as neuroscience and molecular biology, as well as, field sciences, including cave biology and biodiversity and behavioral ecology.  In addition, all students will get a firm foundation in mathematics, which are essential underpinnings in these fields, with courses in calculus and statistics.  The University of the South will host 20 students for 3 weeks on the domain. The applicants will select one of the two tracks offered: Pre-Health or Field Science.

During the program both groups will learn coursework in their selected field that better prepares the students to enter their preferred area of study or simply help them discern if their selected track is really the focus they want in undergrad. Outside of the class time and seminars, students will experience life on the Domain in Sewanee, because college is not just about the classroom experience.

Bridge students will meet with our Admissions counselors and with our Career and Leadership Development Office, allowing students to see the pathway to their academic and career goals.  We will also have laboratory experiences with current Sewanee students who are on campus doing research in field science and molecular medicine.  Additionally, Bridge students in each track will visit local sites, such as Vanderbilt Medical Center to be“ medical students for a day” and the Tennessee Aquarium to see behind the scenes science tour, which will expand student’s view of what different careers in these field looks like.

Please come visit Sewanee and see how we can help BRIDGE your path to success! 

Sewanee’s facilities include state-of-the-art equipment, computerized classrooms, and a 13,000-acre campus that provides ample opportunity for research and recreation.

Program Dates: June 12 - July 2, 2016

For questions please write to Laura Buckner or call 931-598-3189

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