Stanford Summer Session's Intensive Studies program offers students the opportunity to join a cohort of students and faculty and engage deeply within a specific subject area. These courses are a part of the regular Summer Quarter curriculum and are open to all students who have completed any stated prerequisites. For many of the areas of study, academic work is enhanced by a speaker series featuring leading scholars in their field. If students successfully complete a Summer Intensive, they will receive an official Document of Completion issued by the Summer Session Office.
Summer 2018 Intensives
- Computer Science
- Data Science
- Environmental and Water Studies
- General Chemistry
- Human Rights
- International Management
- Organic Chemistry
- Scientific Communication for International Students
- Service Learning
- Technology and Innovation
- Thinking About Thinking
How Do I Apply?
Students who have applied and have been admitted to Stanford Summer Session will be given the opportunity to sign up for an Intensive Study of their choice through a registration form. Students are allowed to sign up for up to two Intensive Study subjects; however, students typically complete only one Intensive. Confirmed students interested in participating in an Intensive Study then can register for courses in Axess beginning Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Course Enrollment Notes
Confirmed students should refer to the Intensive Study subjects below to view the list of proposed courses that satisfy each Intensive's courses requirement (subject to change based on course availability). It is highly recommended that confirmed students enroll in courses as soon as they can once Axess is open for course enrollment. Classes can fill early, and space is not guaranteed.
Some courses listed underneath an Intensive may not be open to a particular student population, so please carefully read the notes associated with the courses listed on this page. Most Intensives also require that courses with variable units listed on their course page be taken for the highest number of units listed in order to qualify towards the Intensive requirement. For example, if a course is offered for "3-5 units," a student participating in the Intensive Studies program should enroll in that course for 5 units.