Summer Semester

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Palm Beach Atlantic University offers five summer sections and two traditional summer semesters.  At an economical price point and an accelerated, flexible schedule, you could shave off an entire semester of your degree. There are even financial aid options available for many students. Register on myPBA by April 1. 

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Summer Semester Dates

Each section consists of three weeks. Students can only take one class per section. Classes are on campus and run from 9:00am-noon M-F.

  • Alpha: 5/10-5/28
  • Beta: 5/31-6/18
  • Gamma: 6/21-7/9
  • Delta: 7/12-7/30
  • Epsilon: 8/2-8/20

Traditional Semester Dates

Alternatively, you may be eligible to register for online and evening courses, which will maintain traditional semester dates. Please check with your advisor.

  • Subterm A: 5/10-6/29
  • Subterm B: 6/30-8/22

Costs:

  • $560 / credit hour
  • $5,000 / 9-12 hours

Housing in Watson Hall:

  • $495 / three-week section
  • $2,250 / full summer

 

COURSE OFFERINGS INCLUDE:

Classes:


  • ATR 4462 - Clinical Practice in Athletic Training 

2 Credit Hour(s)

This sixth of six Clinical Practice courses focuses on transitioning theory into clinical practice. Classroom simulation and skill instruction are complemented by supervised clinical experiences providing students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the daily practice and responsibilities of the athletic trainer (50 minimum - 150 maximum clinical hours). This course consists of clinical rotations under the direct supervision of a clinical preceptor(s) for experiences with lower extremity, upper extremity, general medical, sport and non-sport conditions and equipment-intensive experience.


  • BIOV 4103 - Selected Topics in Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Intensive study of a selected topic, which provides students an opportunity to study in areas other than those elsewhere defined.


  • CHM 1111 - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

A laboratory component to the lecture course: CHM 1123 Principles of Chemistry

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1120 and CHM 1123, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 1120 - Principles of Chemistry Recitation

0 Credit Hour(s)

Interactive Learning and recitation session reinforcing principles such as structure and bonding, state of matter chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution properties and concentrations, acids and bases, organic functional group structures, properties and chemistry, structure and properties of biomolecules, and metabolic pathways.

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1111 and CHM 1123, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 1123 - Principles of Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

A one semester survey course in general, organic, and biochemistry. Topics covered include: atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, structure and properties of organic compounds, structure, properties and metabolism of biomolecules, and biochemical energy production. (Note: This course is designed for nursing majors. Other students may take it with permission of instructor).

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1111 and CHM 1120, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 3301 - Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

The laboratory portion provides an experimental experience in working with biological active materials and familiarity with standard biochemical techniques. They may include spectrophotometry; chromatography; isotope-tracer techniques, ultracentrifugation; enzyme kinetics; and isolation, purification, and characterization of protein, nucleic acids, and subcellular organelles.

Prerequisite: CHM 2013 and CHM 2011 (Both with C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 3303


  • CHM 3303 - Biochemistry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

The lecture portion provides an introduction to modern biochemical principles, structures and properties of biologically important molecules and macromolecules, the equilibrium and thermodynamics of biochemical systems, and metabolic processes leading to the generation and storage of cellular energy.

Prerequisite: CHM 2013 and CHM 2011 (Both with C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 3301


  • HHP 3003 - Foundations of Nutrition

3 Credit Hour(s)

Basic concepts of nutrition including macro and micro nutrients, caloric balance, the food guide pyramid, weight gain/loss, the relationships between nutrition and human physiology are presented.


  • HUM 1023 - Humanities II: The World from 1000 to 1700

3 Credit Hour(s)

Second semester of the humanities sequence treats world history, literature, philosophy and art spanning from A.D. 1000-1700. The course will examine the emergence and development of Arabic culture within the context of the rise of Islam. In the Western world, the medieval period will be explored as both a recovery of classical antiquity and the integration of secular learning with sacred doctrine. Key issues treated in the Renaissance will include the renewal of skepticism, the beginnings of modern physical science, and the splintering of Christendom with the Reformation. Focusing on the reading of primary texts, readings may include Aquinas, Dante, Luther, and Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: Humanities I: Prehistory through 1000 A.D.


  • HUM 1033 - Humanities III: The World from 1700 to Present

3 Credit Hour(s)

Third semester of the humanities sequence: the modern and contemporary world (1700 to the present). Examines absolutism, the age of reason, political revolutions, industrial beginnings, development of democratic government, imperialism, the world wars, the gaining of independence of formerly colonial territories [as, e.g. Africa, India, South America], modernism and post-modernism, the post-Cold-War world; emphasis will be placed on key political, social, philosophical, scientific, ideological or cultural themes that shaped this time period. Focusing on the reading of primary texts, readings may include Rousseau, Voltaire, Romantic poets, Marx, Russian Realists, Modernist philosophy and psychology, Experimentation in literature, Existentialist writings, Post-Colonial studies [as e.g. Achebe, Spivak].

Prerequisite: Humanities I: Prehistory through 1000 A.D. and Humanities II: The World from 1000 to 1700


  • PLS 3003 - Freedom in American Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will examine the significance of freedom in American society. Topics to be explored include: the historical roots of American liberty, with particular attention to the relation between liberty and religion; the nature of freedom as understood by the chief architects of the American political order; the relation between political and economic freedom; the nature of government and of the market process; the meaning of the rule of law; the changing conceptions of freedom throughout American political development; the chief threats to individual freedom that have emerged over the past several centuries; and contemporary challenges to the preservation of freedom.

Prerequisite: ENG 1123, HUM 1013 and HUM 1023

Corequisite: HUM 1033


  • BIO 2501 - Principles of Microbiology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a laboratory experience to accompany BIO 2503, for students who are required to take laboratory courses in order to meet graduation requirements or are interested in taking a microbiology laboratory.

Prerequisite: C- or above in BIO 1101 and BIO 1103, CHM 1111 and CHM 1123
Corequisite: BIO 2503. Course for Nursing Majors only.


  • BIO 2503 - Principles of Microbiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introductory microbiology course for Nursing Majors specifically designed to meet the microbiology pre-requisite requirement for the 4-year BSN degree. The course will cover the basic principles of microbiology, including cellular organization, growth, and metabolism of major microbial groups (bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa); cultivation and control of microbes; and the interaction between microogranisms and humans as it relates to disease transmission, pathogenesis, control measures, and treatment. Emphasis will be placed on those concepts and methods that are significant in the medical setting.

Prerequisite: C- or above in BIO 1101 and BIO 1103, CHM 1111 and CHM 1123
Corequisite: BIO 2501. Course for Nursing Majors only.


  • ENG 1113 - English Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to academic expository prose with emphasis placed upon the writing process: defining and developing topics, organizing information and writing drafts, and revising and editing to practice the fundamentals of expository structure and style. Practice in the application of rhetorical patterns as well as review of grammar. Also includes practice in the fundamental techniques of writing and revision. Grades given are A, B, C, or Y (conditional incomplete—to be satisfied by repeating the course in the following semester).

 Classes:


  • ATR 4193 - Healthcare Administration & Leadership

3 Credit Hour(s)

Develop leadership skills within athletic training to form and maintain effective relationships within medical and other health professions. Planning, organizing, and managing the use of athletic training facilities including budgeting and operations. Evaluation of the duties and problems of administering an athletic training clinical practice, including professional responsibilities and ethics.


  • BUF 2173 - Principles of Finance

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces the student to the components of the U.S. financial system including the role of government policy makers, financial institutions, money, and capital markets. Fundamental practices of finance including the analysis of the term structure of interest rates, the time value of money, and principles of stock and bond valuation are also introduced.

Prerequisite: BUS 1183, ACG 2013, MAT 2003


  • CHM 1123 - Principles of Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

A one semester survey course in general, organic, and biochemistry. Topics covered include: atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, structure and properties of organic compounds, structure, properties and metabolism of biomolecules, and biochemical energy production. (Note: This course is designed for nursing majors. Other students may take it with permission of instructor).

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1111 and CHM 1120, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 1111 - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

A laboratory component to the lecture course: CHM 1123 Principles of Chemistry

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1120 and CHM 1123, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 1120 - Principles of Chemistry Recitation

0 Credit Hour(s)

Interactive Learning and recitation session reinforcing principles such as structure and bonding, state of matter chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution properties and concentrations, acids and bases, organic functional group structures, properties and chemistry, structure and properties of biomolecules, and metabolic pathways.

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra II (with B or better) or C- or better in MAT 1153

Corequisite: CHM 1111 and CHM 1123, MAT 1853*

*MAT 1853 is offered online during Summer Subterm A


  • CHM 1011 - General Chemistry I Laboratory   

1 Credit Hour(s)

Fundamental principles of general chemistry including the topics of: properties of matter, measurements, calculations, atomic structure, stoichiometry, formulas, reactions, solutions, acid-base theory, and gases.

Prerequisite: A student must have taken College Algebra (MAT 1853) or higher (C grade or higher); High School Chemistry or Introductory Chemistry (CHM 1003/CHM 1000) (either with C grade or higher); and have a score of 13/20 or higher on the PBA Chemistry Department Diagnostic exam.

Corequisite: CHM 1013


  • CHM 1013 - General Chemistry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fundamental principles of general chemistry including: matter and measurements, atomic structure, periodicity; chemical formulas, equations and stoichiometry; chemical bonding, molecular structure, reactions, acid-base theory and calculations, gases.

Prerequisite: A student must have taken College Algebra (MAT 1853) or higher (C grade or higher); High School Chemistry or Introductory Chemistry (CHM 1003/CHM 1000) (either with C grade or higher); and have a score of 13/20 or higher on the PBA Chemistry Department Diagnostic exam.

Corequisite: CHM 1011


  • CHM 2013 - Organic Chemistry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of hydrocarbons, both aliphatic and aromatic, and stereochemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM 1021 and CHM 1023 (C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 2011


  • CHM 2011 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques and methods of organic chemistry, including crystallization, extraction, chromatography, and distillation.

Prerequisite: CHM 1021 and CHM 1023 (with C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 2013


  • ENG 1123 - English Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Intermediate expository and argumentative prose with emphasis placed on refining analytical reading skills, developing an informed approach to the research paper, and applying the rules and conventions of English prose. Note: Composition I and Composition II must be completed sequentially within the same academic year. In order to fulfill the requirement of the courses in the university core, students must earn at least a “C-“in each course.

Prerequisite: C- or better in English Composition I


  • HHP 3233 - Kinesiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce basic terms and concepts of functional anatomy essential to the fields of exercise science and athletic training. Topics include a review of human movement science, assessment for human movement dysfunction, and corrective exercise. Emphasis is placed on the integrated relationships between structure and function of the skeletal-articular, myofascial, and motor control systems.


  • PLS 3003 - Freedom in American Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will examine the significance of freedom in American society. Topics to be explored include: the historical roots of American liberty, with particular attention to the relation between liberty and religion; the nature of freedom as understood by the chief architects of the American political order; the relation between political and economic freedom; the nature of government and of the market process; the meaning of the rule of law; the changing conceptions of freedom throughout American political development; the chief threats to individual freedom that have emerged over the past several centuries; and contemporary challenges to the preservation of freedom.

Prerequisite: ENG 1123, HUM 1013 and HUM 1023

Corequisite: HUM 1033


  • MUS 2162 - Music Appreciation

2 Credit Hour(s)

Survey of the development of music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the present. Provides opportunity for listening to recordings illustrative of various periods, as well as video tapes of concerts and operas.


  • HHP 1061 - Lifetime Fitness

1 Credit Hour(s)

Survey of the components and benefits of physical fitness. Health related issues with attention to fitness assessment. Classroom learning combined with a variety of physical activities.

*Tri Fit fitness assessment fee.


  • HUM 1013 - Humanities I: Prehistory through 1000 A.D.

3 Credit Hour(s)

First semester of the humanities sequence, covering prehistory to 1000A.D. Examines the roots of world civilization (with emphasis on western civilization), the founding of major world religions in China, India and the Western World, and the origins of literary and cultural expression. Focusing on the reading of primary texts, topics covered include Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization, the emergence of Chinese and Indian culture, Classical Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, and Byzantium. Readings may include: Homer, the Greek Playwrights, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Einhard, Beowulf, Buddhist and Hindu texts and the Bible.


Classes:


  • CHM 1021 - General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Continuation of General Chemistry I Laboratory (CHM 1011)-Fundamental principles of general chemistry including: solution theory, colligative properties, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM 1013 (with C- or better), CHM 1010, CHM 1011(with C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 1023


  • CHM 1023 - General Chemistry II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Continuation of General Chemistry I (CHM 1013) Fundamental principles of general chemistry including: solution theory, colligative properties, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry

Prerequisite: CHM 1013 (with C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 1021


  • CHM 2021 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Synthesis and analysis of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHM 2011 and CHM 2013 (C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 2023


  • CHM 2023 - Organic Chemistry II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Continuation of CHM 2013, concentrating on organic compounds containing oxygen or nitrogen.

Prerequisite:  CHM 2011 and CHM 2013 (C- or better)

Corequisite: CHM 2021


  • PSY 2133 - General Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Surveys the major sub-disciplines of psychology as a science and as a helping profession, including physiology of behavior, development, learning, memory, personality theories, and abnormal and social psychology.

Prerequisite: (Prerequisite for all other psychology courses.)

Classes:

 


  • BUS 2343 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Nature of economic concepts and problems. Course includes the basic theory of market price determination, extending into national economic measures, the business cycle, and the theory of the determination of national output, employment, and prices. Contemporary macroeconomic issues are discussed.


  • HON 4033 01 Special Topics in Honors: The Experience of War

 

Classes:

*This course is specific to incoming Propel Scholars Program participants.

**This course has a lab fee.


  • CSC 2133 - Introduction to Information Systems

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to what computers are, how they are used, and how they are useful to individuals and firms. Students gain hands-on experience with practical exercise employing a word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, network applications, Internet access, and a database. A research paper is required.


  • BIB 1003 - Exploring the Bible

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the biblical metanarrative and to enhance the student’s appreciation of this narrative as both formative and normative for life. Exploration of the biblical metanarrative will include the stories and characters within the biblical text, with attention given to the interdependent relationships between the stories which connect to form the larger narrative. Focus will dwell on God’s interaction with humanity and God’s desire for a relationship with God’s creation, especially as demonstrated within the covenantal narrative. Attention will be given to the genre and form of the biblical text, to the theological content and intent drawn from the narrative, and to the meta-narrative’s present-day significance.


  • BUS 1183 - Introduction to Business

3 Credit Hour(s)

Designed to provide students with a background in the major functional areas of business, such as accounting, finance, marketing, manufacturing, information systems, human resource management, business law, and international business. Provides a tour of the several areas related to business and is the basis for business terminology and concepts taught in other course work in the business area.


  • COM 1113 - Public Speaking

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the processes of oral communication, including critical thinking and listening. Experience in public speaking with an emphasis on organization of material, articulation and nonverbal communication.

*This summer section of COM 1113 is available to Propel students only


  • EDU 2133 - Human Development and Learning

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines important learning theories and learning processes while emphasizing cultural and environmental influences on the learning experience.


  • HUM 1013 - Humanities I: Prehistory through 1000 A.D.

3 Credit Hour(s)

First semester of the humanities sequence, covering prehistory to 1000A.D. Examines the roots of world civilization (with emphasis on western civilization), the founding of major world religions in China, India and the Western World, and the origins of literary and cultural expression. Focusing on the reading of primary texts, topics covered include Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization, the emergence of Chinese and Indian culture, Classical Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, and Byzantium. Readings may include: Homer, the Greek Playwrights, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Einhard, Beowulf, Buddhist and Hindu texts and the Bible.


  • MAT 1803 - Survey of Finite Mathematics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to topics selected from the following: logic and set theory, elementary linear algebra, introduction to linear programming, elementary probability and combinatorics, history of numbers, statistics and the consumer, geometry and art, and finance.

Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school Algebra I with a grade of at least “B,” or MAT 0993 with a passing grade (of at least “C-”).


  • ORL 1013 - Foundations in Leadership**

**This course has a lab fee

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first and foundational course in the Center for Biblical Leadership’s PBA Lead - leadership academy.  It will provide an introduction and overview of leadership concepts, principles and practices that integrate biblical teaching on leadership, with one’s own spiritual growth and leadership best practices.  The course will provide the foundation of a transformative leadership experience.  We will address and create a path for both the development of leadership character and competence integrated with one’s vocational choice and missional call.


  • HON 1033 - Rhetorical Eloquence

3 Credit Hour(s)

A performance class in which students develop public speaking skills and explore rhetorical theory. Emphasis is placed on the role of rhetoric in the Christian/Western tradition. From a distinctively Christian perspective, this course contemplates the relationship between rhetoric and truth, the aims and tools of the ideal orator, and the role of persuasion in improving the community and the individual.

 

Summer Scholars

ABOUT

Summer Scholars is an accelerated, three week mini-session. Students can enroll in one course, which counts toward your 18 fall semester hours.

  • Dates

    • 8/2-8/20 (Overlaps with the Epsilon Summer session)
  • Costs

    • Resident Cost: $650 (Includes: one course worth up to 3 credit hours; housing; and limited meal plan)
    • Commuter Cost: $125 (Includes: one course worth up to 3 credit hours)

Register 

Contact

Contact Megan_Konynenbelt@pba.edu for more information on Summer Scholars.