Summer 2020 Sessions with Bellarmine

We cannot wait to have you back on campus. Let's make sure you stay on track this summer. With four sessions offering over 250 courses, we are sure to have something that will get you one step closer to graduation. Bellarmine is offering a $300 per credit hour grant on all undergraduate summer 2020 courses to help make the summer term more affordable by reducing the credit hour cost from $950 to $650. This grant, which will be automatically applied to your student account when you register for summer courses, is available thanks in part to COVID-19 stimulus funding from the CARES Act. We are dedicated to meeting our students where they are, and right now, that is online. Let's explore your course options.

Session Dates

You want courses, you have options. Be sure to check out our Summer Policies and Procedures, as well as our Summer 2020 Academic Calendars for all Sessions.

  • Session I: May 4 - 21
  • Session II: May 26 - June 25
  • Session III: June 29 - July 30
  • Session IV: May 26 - July 30
  • Full Term: May 4 - August 19
  • Half-Term 1: May 4 - June 24
  • Half-Term 2: June 29 - August 19

How to Register

Download step-by-step guides on the registration process for undergraduate and graduate students.

Frequently Asked Questions

If there is something you have questions about that isn't covered below, please reach out to us at

Why should I take summer courses?

Summer courses may allow you to get ahead in your studies. If you are behind in your major, you can get back on track, or may even be able to graduate early. Our summer online classes provide especially flexible options for your schedule or location. You can take classes from anywhere, enabling you to balance school, work and home life. Thanks in part to the CARES Act, we have been able to reduce our undergraduate course rate by $300 per credit hour, making this the most affordable summer ever.

How much do summer courses cost?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellarmine is offering a $300 per credit hour grant on all undergraduate summer courses for students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. This will help make the summer term more affordable by reducing the credit hour cost from $950 to $650. This grant will be automatically applied to your student account when you register for summer courses and is available to new and current students. If you were previously approved for a summer half-tuition grant, you can keep it for the course that grant is associated with, but not for any additional courses you want to add. If you received a summer half-tuition grant and want to enroll in additional summer courses, you will save more by switching to the COVID-19 grant for all courses.

Here are additional resources to assist with cost information.

Does the summer grant apply to graduate school?

This grant is not available for graduate or accelerated second degree courses. If you're not currently enrolled in a graduate program, contact a graduate admission counselor to discuss your options.

What services will be available to me this summer?

This summer, the Student Success Center will continue to offer academic advising, tutoring, writing support, and academic coaching. To learn more about these services, please visit the Student Success Center website.

Should I consult my advisor before registering?

Yes. They can help you ensure that the courses you register for in the summer are appropriate for your major.

How do I find out what classes are available?

Visit our Class Schedules page for the most updated information.

How can I Add/Drop a Course?

Please visit the Registrar site to access the Add/Drop/Withdrawal Card for Summer 2020 form. Be sure to consult with your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in the SSC prior to completing this form.

What are my General Education requirements?

Bellarmine's General Education consists of a minimum of 49 hours of coursework selected from the options listed in the University Catalog. In some cases, the minimum course requirements for a major include courses that also satisfy General Education requirements.

Summer Courses About COVID-19 Pandemic

In keeping with Bellarmine University’s mission of academic innovation and response to community needs, faculty have developed five new online summer courses as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All five courses are offered at a special summer discount rate. See complete descriptions of each course here.

IDC 101: The Pursuit of Higher Education in a Pandemic (3 credits)

6/29/2020 – 8/19/2020

This course is designed to introduce incoming first-year students to the science of learning during a pandemic, including how to successfully gain knowledge within higher education’s structures (including online learning platforms), critically engage with college-level material and develop personal success strategies to persist in college.

COVID-19: In This Together

5/26/2020 - 7/30/2020

  • Tier 1 (continuing ed) CESP 240 (0 credits)
  • Tier 2 (undergrad, P/F) BU 041-01 (0 credits)
  • Tier 3 (100-level) BU 141-01 (1 credit)
  • Tier 4 (100-level) BU 141-02 (3 credits)
  • Tier 5 (300/400-level, cross-listed in various university departments) BU 341-01 (3 hours)

The goal of this asynchronous online course is to bring the perspectives of several different disciplines together and understand the COVID-19 pandemic in a new way that would be impossible in any singular discipline. As such, this course will be taught by 23 faculty from across the university.

EDUC 436: Nontraditional Instruction (NTI) in the K-12 Classroom (3 credits)

6/29/2020 - 7/30/2020, Wednesdays, 5 - 7 p.m.

This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to meet the challenges of teaching K-12 students online. Students will learn about best practices in online pedagogy and tools to assist them in delivering quality online instruction. Admission to teacher education required.

HLTH 120: Medical Terminology (3 credits)

5/26/2020 - 7/30/2020

Medical terminology is the study of the words used to describe the human body. This course helps you learn the proper terminology for major diseases and pathological conditions, as well as each organ system of the body. Nursing and Pre-Nursing students are restricted from taking this course.

HLTH 110: Intro Healthcare Professions (1 credit)

6/29/2020 - 7/30/2020

Are you considering a career in the health professions? Comprehensive, informative, inspiring and timely, this course presents real-world insights emphasizing both the challenges and rewards of a healthcare profession. It is ideal for every major who is interested in exploring, planning and preparing for a career in healthcare.