Abington offers 200+ online summer courses

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Caileen Dolan majors in management/marketing and minors in information sciences and technology at Penn State Abington.

Credit: Caileen Dolan

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington is offering more than 200 online courses during the summer of 2020. Registration is now open for all three sessions: Maymester (May 11 to June 5), Summer I (May 18 to June 26), and Summer II (June 29 to Aug. 7). 

Eva Klein, senior administrator for Academic Affairs, said most summer courses were moved online even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, forcing schools to pivot to remote learning.

“Students at other Penn State campuses and other universities can take advantage of our courses without having to come to campus. This has proven to be a very popular option in past summer terms,” she said.

Some courses are synchronous, which means they are offered at a specific time and day of the week when students must log on. Others are asynchronous, meaning that students log on when they are free to listen to lectures or work on assignments. 

“Summer is a great time to take a course that you really want to focus on such as a math or science. You can get ahead or stay on track and take a course you need as a prerequisite for your fall schedule," Klein said. “Taking courses over the summer is also a way to graduate sooner. And we offer small class sizes — even our online courses don't enroll more than 20 to 25 students in a class.”  

Online courses offered at Abington this summer include art, accounting, anthropology, art history, business, biology, communication arts and sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, economics, English, finance, history, geography, information sciences and technology, kinesiology, math, music, nutrition, philosophy, physics, psychology, rehabilitation and human services, science, sociology, Spanish, and statistics.

For more information and to register, go to https://abington.psu.edu/summer-classes/summer-calendar.

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With about 3,700 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 21 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.