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Summer @ CUA

Whether you want to spend your summer studying in the nation's capital or need the flexibility of online courses, The Catholic University of America's wide range of summer courses and programs has you covered. 

Convenient Course Schedules

With over 600 day, evening, and online courses — most lasting just 5 or 6 weeks — you can earn college credit while interning or working, whether you're in D.C. or at home.

Save Money and Live on Campus for Less

Summer courses tend to be less expensive per credit hour than regular-term tuition. Enroll in one course and save 33% on summer on-campus housing, or enroll in two courses and save 50%. Read more

Enjoy D.C.

Summer is the perfect time to explore Washinton, the seat of national government, a thriving cultural center, and a truly international city.

World-Class Faculty

Courses are taught by experts in their fields. CUA is a leader in many fields of study, including architecture, music, social work, philosophy, nursing, and theology.


Find Summer Courses Fast

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Current CUA and Visiting Students

Distribution Requirements

Catch up or get ahead. Most of these classes also satisfy liberal studies requirements in the professional schools.

Featured and Online Courses


Featured Courses: CUA Summer Global Village

Accelerate your language study in an immersive, culturally rich community this summer. Three-, five-, and six-week courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, and Spanish are enriched by conversation and tutorial groups, movie screenings, D.C. excursions, and cooking classes. Read more 

Next Steps

Explore the full listing of summer courses, or use the fast search boxes below.

Current CUA Students

Talk to your major or undergraduate advisor and enroll for courses in Cardinal Station.

You do not need to submit a summer application.

Visiting Students

Apply online (more information)

You should also talk to an advisor or dean at your home institution to make sure courses taken at CUA will transfer.

High School Students

Explore pre-college programs or apply online (more information) for regular summer courses open to high school students.


High School Students

Pre-College Programs

Interested in regular university courses instead?

Search the full catalog or use the drop-down menus to the left to find classes.