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Summer courses offered at the University of Illinois


summer 2020 imageThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers more than 800 online course sections to undergraduate and non-degree seeking students this summer.

Urbana, IL – Illinois Online at the University of Illinois offers more than 800 online summer courses to current undergraduate students and non-degree students from around the globe. Course sections are taught in 4-, 8-, and 12- week options with various start dates.

The summer session provides an excellent opportunity for students to continue their academic work. "I found the online format very helpful. The course was very well organized for being an online class.", said a Geology 101 student.

Illinois has been offering high-quality online options for over 22 years. Whether our students are on campus, traveling, working, or involved in a summer internship; they can benefit from the rich learning experiences the University of Illinois offers.

Online courses provide the flexibility to learn from nationally recognized faculty wherever you are. A wide variety of courses are offered and use the same technology as we use in our everyday lives. The courses can provide the opportunity to meet curriculum needs, access high-demand and general education topics, decrease time to complete a degree, and update your professional skill set.

Here is what a few students who have taken summer courses had to say:

  • SOC 275: "I really enjoyed it. Very interesting course. Not too difficult if you're looking for more credits when you already have a difficult course load."
  • ECON 102: "This class honestly was awesome all around."   
  • PS 100: "I found the discussion posts very helpful to being successful in this course. It was helpful to get feedback from other classmates."
  • SPAN 130: "The quality and speed with which the instructor was available to help, and I think the program used for online assignments is well made. I also appreciated the lectures for the additional information and experience they were putting into the course."

For more information about summer courses at the University of Illinois, visit