and Professional Opportunities
Abroad • Combined Bachelor's/Master's •
Scholarships & Fellowships • ROTC • Semester
in D.C. • Nursing
Intersession is a period of about three weeks in January set aside for
voluntary activity on the part of both faculty and students to engage
in unique educational opportunities that enrich the intellectual lives
of our students. Participation is encouraged but not required.
The Intersession Program at Homewood offers courses
for academic exploration, experiential learning, study abroad and personal
enrichment. Courses and activities are open to any Hopkins undergraduate
who was enrolled in the previous fall semester. Students may earn up
to 3 credits. Intersession course grading and tuition is determined
by program and student status as follows:
- Academic Exploration: 1 or 2-credit
courses are offered for a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. The tuition
cost of Homewood KSAS and WSE courses is free to undergraduates who
were enrolled full-time in the previous fall semester; part-time students
must pay tuition. All students must pay fees.
- Experiential Learning:1 or 2-credit
courses are offered for a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. All students
must pay program fees.
- Study Abroad: 3-credit courses
are offered for a letter grade. All students must pay program fees.
Enrichment: Non-credit courses are offered through the Department
of Student Development and Programming. All students must pay program
- Interdivisional Registration: Students
who register for Hopkins courses outside KSAS/WSE are subject to tuition
charges determined by the individual school. Weekend courses offered
by the Carey Business School or the School of Education during Intersession
are not accepted.
list of offerings is published in mid-November at http://www.jhu.edu/intersession.Students
register on line, or in-person at the Registrar’s Office. Students
should register before winter break. Students who register for research,
independent study, or an internship during Intersession must have the
approval signature of their faculty sponsor.
A maximum of 30 credits (15 credits per semester) for work done abroad
in the fall and/or spring semester may be transferred to the Hopkins
academic record. Credit for study abroad in the summer is counted toward
the 30 credit limit on study abroad courses accepted for transfer.
If a student who had earned 30 credits for study abroad decided to
go/stay abroad in the summer, the additional credits for the summer
will have to be counted as transfer credits. If the student has already
received 12 credits for transfer courses and 30 credits for abroad
courses, no additional credit can be transferred for summer abroad
Full credit is given for all courses completed with grades
of B or better at the School of Advanced International Studies’ Bologna
Center. This may exceed the 15 credit per semester limit and the 30
credit limit on the total number of study abroad credits.
Many departments and institutes offer undergraduates the opportunity
to complete some of the requirements for a master’s degree while
still working on the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Some
of these programs offer early admission to the graduate school and may
enable a student to complete both bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in four years. Other programs are considered five-year programs.
For information on what offerings are available in a specific department,
refer to the departmental entry in the Hopkins catalog.
The Office of Academic Advising helps undergraduates win national scholarships
such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, Javits, and Rhodes. These scholarships
can fund undergraduate and/or graduate study, international travel (including
undergraduate study abroad), academic research, and public service projects.
Please visit our web site at www.advising.jhu.edu for a listing of those
we support and links to hundreds of others. Note the listings “by
year” showing that you can apply for different scholarships each
year at Hopkins. Please make an appointment to see Dean John Bader, the
primary scholarship advisor, or speak to an Arts & Sciences academic
advisor. These scholarships are open to both AS and EN students.
Enrollment in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Military Science
ROTC Program prepares students for full- and part-time careers in the
U.S. Army and its Reserve Forces, as well as providing leadership and
management skills valuable in any profession. Freshmen interested in
finding out about the military profession should enroll in a Military
Science course. Contact the professor of military science at (410)
516-7474 for enrollment procedures and scholarship information.
Semester in D.C.
The Aitchison Public Service Undergraduate Fellowship in Government offer
students the opportunity to spend a residential semester in Washington,
D.C., earning academic credits and internship experience in the nation’s
capital. Fellows stay in the Boston University Washington Center in
DC’s Woodley Park neighborhood, convenient to the Metrorail system
and just a few blocks away from the National Zoo and other sights.
Fellows attend classes taught by Hopkins faculty, and complete an internship
and research project. Applications for the program are accepted in
January and March for either semester of the upcoming year. For more
information, visit the program’s website at http://web.jhu.edu/polysci/aitchison
Hopkins undergraduates interested in nursing may want to consider earning
the typical nursing school prerequisites during their first two years,
and then taking advantage of an agreement with the Hopkins School of
Nursing. Students who complete the required courses and have a GPA
of 3.0 after two years in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences are
competitive transfer candidates to the School of Nursing, allowing
them to complete their BS in Nursing in four years. Others students
may consider second-degree nursing programs or accelerated nursing
programs after completing their undergraduate degree.