SEMS: College in High School

Designed to help prepare high school students for their next step!

RMU SEMS dual-credit college-level courses allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.  These courses are taught by high school teachers with oversight by college faculty. Students gain valuable experience, preparing them for college classes - positioning them to complete their degree in less time.  

Transferable College Credit at a Fraction of the Cost

RMU’s School of Engineering, Mathematics & Science offers up to 18 college credits, transferable case-by-case to RMU or other institutions. Students must receive a minimum of “C” in the courses noted below.   All courses are college-level, based upon the course syllabus and taught by qualified high school instructors. 

BIOL1310, Principles of Biology
This course introduces students to the basic concepts underlying the life sciences. Cellular structure and physiology of plants and animals are discussed in detail. Other topics covered include growth and repair, reproduction and development, and heredity. 3 credits, 1 credit lab

MATH2070, Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
This is the first in a three-course calculus sequence. Topics covered include limits, continuity, derivatives, rules for derivation, applications, and related rates; optimization techniques for extrema including Rolle's and mean value theorems; first and second derivative tests; curve sketching; differentials and indefinite integrals; Riemann Sums; integration techniques, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The TI-83 (or higher) graphing calculator is required. 4 credits      

CHEM1210, Chemistry 1
Emphasizes the general principles, theories, and concepts of inorganic chemistry for students in engineering, environmental science, and related fields. Topics covered include: Units of Measurement, Matter and Energy, Atomic Theory, Stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions, The Periodic Table, and Chemical Bonding.  3 credits, 1 credit lab

ENVS1160, Environmental Science
A study of interrelationships that equips students with the necessary information to understand the complex arena of environmental concerns, problems, and alternative courses of action. Questions of human populations and their interaction with the environment, as well as basic ecological principles, environmental ethics, resource use, and conservation are addressed. This course concludes with alternatives we might use to build a society capable of living on Earth with less harmful impacts. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.  3 credits

ENGR1010, Intro to Engineering      
Providing the student with an introductory overview of the role and functions of the practicing engineer. A team-based project is used to emphasize engineering synthesis in terms of the design, fabrications, assembly, and quality functions. Cost estimation and control, inventory control, equipment specification, software and network infrastructure, and other enterprise issues are explored in a technological context. 3 credits

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