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Pacific Summer High School Institute Registration Portal

Register here for programs of the 2024 Pacific Summer High School Institute.

Registration is $3,500 for an all-inclusive two-week residential pre-college experience. Pacific alumni parents and grandparents, families of current Pacific undergraduate students, and current Pacific employees qualify for a $500 discount. There is also an automatic $500 discount for registering more than one student (or one student for more than one session) from the same family. Discounts cannot be combined. You can submit the full payment later by choosing a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your student's place in the Institute.

Choose a session and a program, click   Register Now  , create a login and submit your registration details and payment to secure your student's placement into one our high-quality academic, artistic and athletics programs. Each program runs for two weeks and students within a given session (Session 1 is June 3–13 and Session 2 is June 18–28) register for one particular program. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us (see contact details below.)

Health and Science

Session 1

Biology of Cities

Urban environments are expanding rapidly. Nearly 5 billion people worldwide and over 80% of Americans now live in cities. Get hands-on experience conducing biological science in an urban environment by using the Stockton campus as a petri dish to collect and analyze animal behavior data. Students can continue their research after the Summer Institute by participating in a citizen science program.

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Exploring the Human Body

Integrate the structure and mechanisms of the body to see how it works and how health problems arise. Conduct dissections, use digital 3D models, physical models and run physiological experiments to answer questions such as what happens when one kicks a ball or when one has a heart attack.

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Frontiers in Modern Astronomy

Join the Pacific Department of Physics to experience exciting frontiers in modern astronomy. Learn how world-class telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope are being used to investigate the most distant galaxies in the Universe and discover exoplanets that might harbor alien life. With interactive activities and nighttime stargazing with our faculty, it's sure to be an excellent experience for all.

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Future Pharmacists Program is full.

Work side-by-side with research scientists, professors and pharmacists from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy to design research experiments, learn vaccination techniques, participate in a pharmacy-themed escape room and respond to a simulated cardiac code blue.

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Healthcare Professions

The health care industry is the fastest growing employment sector. Explore the many options available in this dynamic field through hands-on experiences that will introduce students to careers in Nursing, Audiology, Physical Therapy, and more.

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Medical Microbiology Experience

Look to the soil around us for antibiotic producing microbes. Get your hands dirty with sterile technique, growth inhibition, and understand where our most important medicines come from.

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Session 2

Exploring the Human Body

Integrate the structure and mechanisms of the body to see how it works and how health problems arise. Conduct dissections, use digital 3D models, physical models and run physiological experiments to answer questions such as what happens when one kicks a ball or when one has a heart attack.

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Design and Synthesis of Anticancer Drugs

Cancer is constantly evolving. It is critical that new generations of anti-cancer medicines are designed, tested, and then synthetized. Students in this program will learn hands-on lab skills to design and synthesize molecules that are effective and efficient toward cancer treatment and interact with the state-of-the-art glassware, instruments and software in a chemistry laboratory setting.

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Finding a Cure for Cancer

Join our biochemists in their labs as you work alongside them to find a cure for cancer. Learn how to design and perform experiments that will create new drugs and delivery systems to combat disease.

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Future Dentists

Gain insight and explore a rewarding career in dentistry. Learn from dentists, alumni, and staff from the world-renowned Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. During your Stockton residency and excursions to the Dugoni School on the San Francisco Campus, you'll participate in team-building exercises, clinical shadowing experiences, hands-on clinical simulations and more to gain confidence and tools to prepare for college and apply to dental school.

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Future Pharmacists Program is full.

Work side-by-side with research scientists, professors and pharmacists from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy to design research experiments, learn vaccination techniques, participate in a pharmacy-themed escape room and respond to a simulated cardiac code blue.

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Plant Biodiversity

Following in the footsteps of Professors Snape and Sprout, students in this biology program learn about plants from a faculty member with over 35 years of experience in botany. The program explores how plants are structured, how they function, the diversity and relationships of plants, studying museum collections, online databases and mapping tools. Field trips on campus take place throughout the program.

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Spanish for the Health Professions

Improve your speaking and comprehension skills in Spanish while developing the cultural knowledge that is critical to becoming a better healthcare provider to your future patients. The course is designed to prepare health professionals across disciplines (Speech and Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, etc.) to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients in hospitals and clinics.

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