California Northstate University High School Outreach

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Summer Science Programs

Join the California Northstate University (CNU) Summer Science Program experience to develop new skills, explore career pathways and experience life on a college campus!

  • The CNU Summer Science Program is a career exploration program for academically talented and motivated high school students.
  • During the week-long exploration, participants engage with faculty, college students, and leaders in the bio-science field through hands-on laboratory activities and discussions.
  • Interactive laboratory activities guide participants in developing an understanding of numerous health science career pathways, as well as contemporary challenges within these fields.

CNU Summer Science Program participants connect with a diverse cohort of educators and interact with a group of highly motivated peers.

Tuition: High school students can enroll in a half-day week-long program for $250.00 or full-day, including morning and afternoon sessions for $475.00

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High School Teacher Professional Development Workshops

The Biology Education to Careers (BETC) Program at California Northstate University is pleased to offer a series of Workshops supporting an Equipment Loan Program for High School Teachers! These 4-day Summer Workshops focus on biomolecular techniques commonly used in industry and University labs. Attendance at the workshop will make you eligible to participate in the Equipment Loan Program!

Additional professional development workshops are on the way thanks to teacher feedback! We are developing trainings on team-based learning, flipped classroom engagement, collaborative group learning, case-study teaching and much more!

Tuition: Current High School teachers may attend free of charge

Contact: The BETC Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College Lab Days

BETC and the CNU team offer ½ or full day on-site visits for high school science classes! If you are interested in spending the day with faculty and students at CNU doing fun hands on laboratory activities (like testing food for genetic modification using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) and talking with current college students to learn about life on a college campus, contact us today to schedule your visit!


Science Competitions!

Information coming soon!

Prepare your best ideas! CNU is creating an annual high school science competition! Students will submit proposals for project ideas, win awards to complete their project, and ultimately present their final projects for the chance to win prizes! Check back soon for more details!


Phone: 916-686-7300




California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032