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Session 2 begins June 28

Three sessions. Tons of class options. All geared to make life easier.

Register for Summer@Simpson 2021 today

Whether you want to graduate early, get ahead or dip your toe in and try something new academically, summer classes at Simpson are a convenient and affordable way to complete your course requirements. We offer flexible online options as well as in-person options from our West Des Moines campus. 

  • Summer Session 1: June 1–July 25, 2021
  • Summer Session 2: June 28–Aug. 22, 2021
  • Summer Session 3: June 1–Aug. 22, 2021

Registration information and available courses are below. For questions, send an email to summer@simpson.edu or call 515-309-3099.

Enrolling in summer classes is easy. Just log in to your SC Connect account. If you have questions, send an email to summer@simpson.edu or call 515-309-3099.


Tuition Costs


  • Undergraduate tuition: $425/credit
  • Graduate tuition:
    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: $555/credit
    • Master of Arts in Teaching: $555/credit
    • Master of Music in Choral Conducting: $800/credit
  • Audit rate: $200 per credit
  • Technology fee: $7 per credit
  • Online fee: $25/credit

Many students will qualify for financial aid. For questions about summer financial aid, please contact the office of financial aid.

Summer 2021 Course Listing

ACCT 201 WEB: Introduction to Accounting 4 credits
Introduction to accounting that focuses on both external and internal accounting information. Topics include using and analyzing financial statements and related information for making economic decisions in today's business world by external decision-makers, using management accounting information for various internal decisions including CVP analysis, the business decisions that impact the business value chain. (QUANT)

CMSC 220 WEB: The Social Context of Computing EV, IL 4 credits
This course examines the role of computers and computing professionals in contemporary society. Topics include the history and development of computing, legal issues associated with computing (including the right to privacy, intellectual property rights, and liability), and social/moral issues associated with computing. ETHICS, INFOLIT.

COMM 101 WEB: Intro to Communication and Media Studies CE 4 credits
An introductory examination of the practices and theories that inform the study of human communication as a social and cultural phenomenon. Students consider quantitative, qualitative and critical social-science research into the processes and effects of communication in interpersonal, organizational and mass communication contexts. The course also provides students with a first look at the variety of professional opportunities awaiting Communication & Media Studies graduates. (CIVIC)

MAGT 333 WEB: Organization and Behavior CL, OC 4 credits
This course is a study of the behavioral aspects of life within organizations, examining the individual, group and structural dimensions. Students participate in a semester-long group project culminating in a formal group presentation. It is suggested, but not required, that students take introductory courses in Psychology or Sociology before taking this course. Prerequisites: MAGT 131 and junior standing. COLLABLDR, ORALCOM.

MIS 145 WEB: Management Information Systems IL, QR 4 credits
This course covers the fundamentals of information systems with an emphasis on business intelligence 128 systems. The latest advances in these systems are covered along with topical references to ethical and societal issues. This course is designed to help students function more effectively and efficiently as managers, decision makers, and leaders in the business world. Students learn to use data analysis software for summarization and visualization of critical business data. Prerequisite: Experience using Microsoft Excel and Access. INFOLIT, QUANT.

MUS 103 WEB: Discovering Music ART 4 credits
A study of the history of Western art, classical music and how music has helped shape and reflect the human spirit throughout various cultures and time periods from which it emanates. Students will come to realize that music moves beyond the realm of entertainment and that an understanding and appreciation of music can profoundly enrich the quality of living. This course will concentrate mainly
on traditional Western art music, but there will also be studies of other genres, such as world folk music, ethnic music and different types of American popular music. ART.

JPN 105 WEB: Japan: Kimonos and Blue Jeans GP,IC 4 credits
An introduction to Japanese language and culture focusing on cultural products, practices, and perspectives related to traditions and customs, to daily life, and to the work world. (GLOBAL,INTRCUL)

PSYC 220 WEB: Psychology of Gender CT,SR 4 credits
Students will use the science of psychology to explore how gender affects women's and men's sex-role socialization, gender stereotypes, sexism in the workplace, love and romance, and gender and violence will be discussed within a social psychological and experimental framework. The scientific method will be used to describe, explain, and make predictions concerning gender differences, gender similarities, gender relations, and sexism. (CRITTHNK,SCIREASON)

SOC 101 WEB: Introduction to Sociology CE 4 credits
An introduction to the ways that group relations affect human behavior. Considers interactions between individuals, institutions, communities, and culture. Examines ongoing processes that shape society. CE

SPAN 110 WEB: Identity and Culture GP, IC 4 credits
Exploration of cultural perspectives in the Spanish-speaking world related to personal and cultural identity. Development of Spanish language skills to be able to communicate in basic terms about people and places encountered in everyday life. (GLOBAL,INTRCUL)

SPSC 107 WEB: General Nutrition 4 credits
A study of the nutrients, where they are found, and how they are used by the human body; special emphasis on nutritional strategies for improved health, weight management, and athletic fitness. INFOLIT