Registration Underway for Summer Undergraduate, Graduate Courses

by Public Relations | Jan 10, 2017

Registration is now underway for 71 undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses in all major academic areas during Saint Vincent College summer sessions beginning the week of May 22. For the fourth year, course tuition for undergraduate courses during the summer will be reduced by more than 50 percent.

“Saint Vincent College has traditionally offered a limited selection of undergraduate and graduate courses during the summer,” commented Suzanne English, vice president for admission, marketing and communications. “This summer we are reaching out to our own students, those who attend other colleges and universities during the regular school year and area high school students in a way that emphasizes Benedictine values and hospitality, welcoming them on campus and providing the academic quality for which Saint Vincent is known.”

For the summer of 2017, Saint Vincent is again reducing its normal undergraduate tuition by 50 percent and is targeting its offerings to its own students’ needs and those of incoming transfer students. Low-cost fees for summer housing on campus in student residence halls will also be offered.

Eagerly sought undergraduate courses such as calculus, Spanish, statistics, chemistry, general physics and biology are being offered as are graduate courses in business, education and the health sciences.

The schedule includes two six-week options and three three-week options. Some courses are scheduled consecutively so that students can enroll in both parts of two-semester courses, thus completing the equivalent of a year’s study of a course in six to 12 weeks.

There are also other courses with special scheduling including three that will be offered online including Introduction to Mass Media, Public Relations Strategies in Communication and C++ Programming.

Among the summer’s offerings are undergraduate courses including Catholic Marriage, a theology course taught by Dr. Jason King; Music and the Soul, a philosophy course taught by Dr. Michael Krom; Ethical Decisions and Dilemmas in Criminal Justice, a criminology, law and society course taught by Dr. Eric Kocian; and two natural science courses for general audiences, Science of Sustainable Living with laboratory taught by Angela Belli and Jean Keene of the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, and Life and the Universe with laboratory taught by Dr. Daniel Vanden Berk which will utilize the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit. Two interesting history offerings include Sword and Siege: War in Medieval Europe, a medieval history class taught by Dr. Gil Bogner; and Food in U.S. History taught by Dr. Karen Kehoe. Dr. Dennis McDaniel of the English Department will offer Shakespeare on Film and The Literature of Protest.

Area students who attend other colleges and universities may enroll in Saint Vincent summer session courses.  Credits earned at Saint Vincent may be transferred according to the policy of the student's school.  Most Saint Vincent summer courses are also open to other persons without current academic affiliation.

In addition to food service options available in the college dining hall, summer students will have access to Saint Vincent College’s outstanding educational and recreational facilities including the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, Latimer Family Library, Fred M. Rogers Center, computer laboratories, lounges, study center, fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, as well as the outdoor fitness trail and playing fields on campus and a host of recreational opportunities throughout the Laurel Highlands region.

Area high school students may register for undergraduate summer session courses for which they feel capable and can fulfill prerequisite requirements. This opportunity is designed to give students the experience of taking a course on the college level to help ease the transition from high school to college. College credit is granted which may be applied toward a degree at Saint Vincent or at most other colleges and universities. A note of authorization from the student's guidance counselor is required for course registration.

Students currently enrolled at Saint Vincent may register via the portal for summer courses. Other students may register by mail (Office of the Registrar, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690), by FAX (724 805-2063), or in person (Office of the Registrar, first floor, Alfred Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).

A complete summer sessions schedule and registration form are available online at

For information, contact 724-805-2933 or


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