BLUEPRINT PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER IMMERSION
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES
2020 Registration Is Now Open!
BLUEPRINT @ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES
Minneapolis, MN 55455 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 -12
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship of the state’s university system, one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. Established in 1851, it is the oldest university in the state-wide system of five universities. Divided into two campuses, the main campus is in Minneapolis, and the second campus is in the Falcon Heights section of St. Paul, the state capital. The two campuses are roughly three miles apart but easily accessible via the university’s free bus transit system. The two-decker Washington Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River, separates the East Bank and West Bank sections of the Minneapolis campus with its lower deck restricted to vehicle, bus, and rail traffic, and the upper deck limited to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
The university’s stated mission is to provide a world-class education for its 60,000 plus students, ground-breaking research, and community-energized programs. In 2017 and 2018, the university awarded more than 31,000 undergraduate degrees and 16,000 graduate and professional degrees. With 18 colleges representing a broad and eclectic range of studies, Twin Cities is one of only five universities in the nation with schools of engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, law, and agriculture.
SUMMER PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: June 21 to June 27|
|2-Week Program Dates: June 21 to July 4|
Blueprint Pre-College Summer Immersion for high school students at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Each of our courses offer an overview of the subject in a 101 style course, with an introduction to career options within the field. All courses vary by campus.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each students receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country.
- Instructors are handpicked for each program. No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
All students will take two College and Career Success (CCS) seminars each day. Additionally, week one students will choose two out of four major concentration courses to explore. Our two week students will dive deeper into the CCS curriculum and campus immersion, which will be enhanced with the Introduction to Electives course, where they will get a taste of various subjects that can be studied outside of their major.
2020 Blueprint University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Pre-College Summer Immersion Courses
BEHSCI101: Introduction to Behavioral Sciences (Week 1)
Behavioral Sciences are an area of study that examines our society’s laws, infrastructure, institutions and the impacts they have on human development and socialization. This course gives an overview of some key areas of study within the field. Students will examine the psychology of our social systems; explore how studying abroad can spark your interest in law, political science or public health, make the distinction between counseling, social work, and social/human services and other behavioral science related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Political Science
- Public Health
BUS101: Introduction to Business (Week 1)
For students interested in owning a business, managing a business or working within the business field, this course will be a comprehensive overview of the many different aspects of the business world. Through 5 business specialties, students will learn how to turn a bright idea into a business, look at social media and its role in business branding and marketing, working in Human Resources, managing athletes and other business related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Business Development
- Information Systems
- Sports Management
- Human Resources
ENG101: Introduction to Engineering (Week 1)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) was introduced by scientific administrators in 2001, and since then organizations and universities have been developing programs deeply rooted in the rigorous skills and educational foundation needed to pursue degrees and careers in these areas. However, a large number of students who may be interested in one of these areas, may still have questions about what they can actually pursue and how it can be applicable to their lives. This course is designed for those students. We will explore five of the most populars specialities within the field of engineering and dive into some projects that will give students an idea of how skills are applied such as: examining the concepts of building structures like bridges and tunnels, exploring medical technologies that help people with injuries and disabilities, rocket science and many other engineering related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Civil Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
MED101: Introduction to Medicine (Week 1)
The field of medicine and very broad field filled with a number of different specialties and levels of engagement. This course introduces students to some of the most highly sought professions within the field. Students will explore the various careers within the medical field, participate in basic medical skills and procedures, understand medical support professions and other healthcare related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Allied Health Support
- Physical Therapy
GENSTUD101: General Studies/Intro to Electives (Week 2)
A significant number of courses that students must take in college are electives, or courses not directly related to their major. Currently, educators suggest that students take elective courses that will help them become more marketable in the workforce. We introduce some of the top chosen electives that will make any student’s resume pop:
- Personal Finance
- Public Speaking
- Business Writing
- Studying Abroad
- Civic/Global Leadership
The staff is completely committed to making your experience the absolute best it can be. I highly recommend this program; it is truly amazing!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her week at George Washington University! It was a wonderful experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.