Online STEM Programs

Experience William & Mary Before College

Did you know that STEM degree holders have the *top earning potential of any career category? William & Mary’s Pre-College Online Program is designed for motivated high school students to experience STEM-related subjects like medicine and psychology, with more to come. Test out various STEM subjects before committing to a major. Study with renowned faculty at this preeminent teaching, learning and research university in the U.S., and gain insights from experts in your field of interest. Our flexible format lets you study anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. This allows you to take multiple STEM courses and explore a variety of subjects. If you are considering a STEM enrichment program, start your future now at William & Mary.

*SOURCE: CNBC

Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year

Eligibility

For students ages 13 and up

Individual Course Fees

$1295

Current Courses Available

Medicine

Medicine: Disease, Diagnostics and Interventions

Discover Pathogenic Microorganisms and How They Infect Humans

Thinking about a future in medicine? The foundation of every doctor’s understanding of medicine is the study of pathogens so here’s a great place to start. In this course, you’ll learn how viruses, bacteria and parasites infect different areas of the body, and how they spread among people. You’ll discover how doctors use these insights to treat disease and answer key questions. How do the characteristics of a disease lead to a diagnosis? What are the potential risks for other diseases? We’ll delve into the battle against antibiotic resistance and see how public and global health organizations access new treatments from microbiology, biotechnology and gene therapy. If modern medicine is in your future, this course is for you.


Psychology

Cognitive Psychology: How the Brain Works

Understanding How the Brain Works

Do the workings of the human brain fascinate you? Are you curious about the functions of decision making and reasoning? This course is designed for motivated students with a passion for how the brain functions and its influence on language, perception, decision-making and emotions. Learn the history of cognitive psychology and define distinct systems of the brain and the processes of human cognition. Understand how the brain uses memory and its connection to attention. Identify the functions of the frontal lobe, like emotions and reasoning. You’ll even have the opportunity to create a map of your brain and show how it makes decisions. From law and medicine to research, data analytics and more, a wide variety of fields benefit from a background knowledge of cognitive psychology. If you hope to pursue any of these topics in college and beyond, this course is for you.


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Admissions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven’t applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn’t fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure about whether or not you applied for a scholarship, reach out to us at support@precollegeonline.wm.edu for assistance.