Cook Honors College Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors Program for High School Students

The cook honors college summer program (SHP) is a place where talented high school students get a firsthand look at life on campus. It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes and campus life. You’ll make new friends, learn more about higher education and feel a connection with other scholars.
The living-learning environment in our residence hall will bring you together with students from across the country, giving you a sense of what your first college year will be like. Our peer counselors will be there with you to share their experience.
Attend classes that are dynamic, motivating and interactive. Sessions are taught by experienced full time IUP professors who will guide your explorations and give you a sense of what college will be like. You will find there is more to student life that going to class. Check out the planetarium, the music hall, library, local pizza places and coffee shops. Plus, find out about campus clubs and organizations. This is your chance to explore the university and town of Indiana in a fun and supportive setting.
Students attending the 2010 SHP as rising seniors, who enroll in the cook honors in fall 2010, will receive a granted annual merit scholarship of at least $1250 per year for four years.
Even if IUP is not the right school for you, SHP will help distinguish you as a student who perused a c college experience while still in high school.
Discipline-based classes meet Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and honors core meets between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All classes are conducted by full-time IUP faculty.
All students will tackle some of the most basic and debated questions of human existence such as “how do we discern the good from bad?” or “what do we know? What do we believe? Is there a difference?” in the interdisciplinary honors core course.
Working with professors from literature, Philosophy, History and the fine arts provides a unique opportunity for s synthesis of ideas. You will be challenged to develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of great scholars ‘arguments, group discussions, writing and group presentations.
Discipline-based classes
Select the course you would like to study during the two-week program. Complete course descriptions are available online:
Genetic engineering: Techniques and application
Entrepreneurship for everyone
Chemistry I
The real world of chemistry
Chemistry II
Chemistry of terror
Examining the Culture of education in the writing classroom
It’s not just your father’s Newspaper anymore
Amend the constitution
Erasing our carbon footprint
How to think like a Psychologist
Contact information
If you have any questions, please call us at
800-487-9122 or email:

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