High School Bridge Program
The Utica College High School Bridge program has created a unique value proposition for students, high schools, and partners that is built on a foundation of academic excellence, mentoring, and internship opportunities.
The program gives students the opportunity, through a combination of AP and Bridge program courses, to complete 1 year of college credit before coming to Utica College.
The program allows for students at partner institutions to take:
- Up to two courses a semester from a prescribed list of courses as a junior or senior.
- Students applying to Utica College, and indicating an intention to matriculate, will be granted a Utica College student mentor in their senior year of high school.
- Bridge students will also be introduced to a group of healthcare, non-profit, and corporate partners that will be included in the internship and talent development component of their academic programs.
- Bridge students who attend Utica College will also have the opportunity to apply for an alumni mentor.
- The Bridge program is carefully designed to encourage diversity and promote activities and opportunities that create inclusiveness.
This summer, Utica College will offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit with a ENG 145 - Literature in Focus.
Within this course, students will explore a particular topic, interest, or activity through its representation in literature. Possible topics include sports literature, religion and literature, crime in literature, and more.
The course will be conducted in an accelerated, hybrid (in-person and online) format July 6 - July 23. The first week will be taught on the Utica College campus and the remainder of the course will conducted be online.
The program will focus on the following programs:
- Business Management
- Healthcare Management
- General Studies
Approved High School Bridge Courses:
- BIO 105: Fundamentals of Biology
- BIO 113: Human Genetics
- BUS 123: Data Application for Business
- CMM 101: Interpersonal Communication
- CRJ 103: Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CRJ 208: Ethics in Criminal Justice
- CSC 101: Computer Science I
- CSC 102: Computer Science II
- CSC 117 Microcomputers & Application Software
- CSC 201: Discrete Mathematics
- CYB 101: Introduction to Cybersecurity
- CYB 107: Computer Hardware and Peripherals
- CYB 201: Introduction to Cyber Operations
- CYB 205: Software Foundations for Cybersecurity
- CYB 228: Cyber Technologies in Criminal Justice
- ECN 131: Principles of Microeconomics
- ECN 141: Principles of Macroeconomics
- EDU 111: Introduction to Teaching (Coming Soon)
- EDU 215: Diversity, Disabilities, and Success (Coming Soon)
- ENG 101: Written Communication I
- ENG 102: Written Communication II
- ENG 145: Literature in Focus
- FIN 103: Personal Finance
- HIS 127: America: 1877 to Present
- HIS 165: Europe and the World
- HLS 103: Introduction to Health and Health Related Professions
- IPE 102: Intro to Interprofessional Education
- MAT 112: Statistics
- MAT 143: Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics
- MAT 147: Mathematics for Cybersecurity
- MGT 101: Introduction to Contemporary Management
- MKT 211: Principles of Marketing
- PHI 108: Professional Ethics
- PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (Future Psychology majors need to take PSY 101 on campus.)
- SPA 101: Beginning Spanish I (Summer Only)
- SPA 102: Beginning Spanish II (Summer Only)
- SOC 151: Introduction to Sociology
- THE 115 Intro to Theater
- THE 136 Elements of Acting
*Please note this list will include other approved courses in the future.
Bridge students will be eligible for an internship if they matriculate to Utica College with our key corporate, non-profit and healthcare partners. Internships will give advanced students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to test out various local employers, and to develop relationships that may lead to future employment.
All students in the High School Bridge program will be assigned a student mentor in their senior year. Student mentors will come from Utica College athletic teams, student organizations and from throughout the College Bridge students who matriculate to Utica College will have the opportunity to apply for an alumni mentor who can assist with career advice.
Students in the Bridge program will also have the opportunity to meet with the Utica College Bridge program corporate, non-profit and healthcare partners prior to enrollment at UC, and begin to understand various career tracks. During the program, specific talent development events will be held.
Students in the Bridge program will receive a reduced tuition fee of $99 a credit hour or $297 for a 3-credit course.
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