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Session one begins May 23, 2023

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

Register for Summer@Simpson 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: May 23 – July 16, 2023 (8 weeks)
  • Summer Session 2: June 27 – Aug. 20, 2023 (8 weeks)
  • Summer Session Cross: May 23 – Aug. 13, 2023 (12 weeks)

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: $565/credit
    • Master of Arts in Teaching: $555/credit
    • Master of Music in Choral Conducting: $800/credit
  • Audit rate: $230 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 2022 Course Offerings

2023 Offerings Coming Soon

ACCT 201 WEB: Intro 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. Offered Fall and Spring semester. (QUANT)

SPAN 110 WEB: Identity & Culture 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. Offered every semester. (GLOBAL, INTRCUL)

ACCT 359 WEB: Government/Non-Profit Accounting 4 credits
A study of the accounting practices applicable to governmental, religious, charitable, and other non-profit organizations. Prerequisites: Accounting 341.

COMM 221 WEB: Digital Video 4 credits
Students will learn to write and report news stories using video technology. Students will learn the components of a traditional television newscast and the skills to produce, write and report for such newscast. In addition students will study and put into practice basic videography and non-linear editing skills. (ORALCOM)

HIST 190 WEB: Indigenous History of North America 4 credits
In this class, students will discuss the ways in which some indigenous communities in Mexico and the US represent their histories and their vision of belonging to the nation. During the first half of the class, students will discuss and learn historical concepts such as "frontier," "settler colonialism," and "Indian policy" and their impact in the creation of the imaginary of the nation. In the second part, students, by exploring the work of Indigenous artists in the US and Mexico, will learn about the responses of Indigenous people in relation to their view of being part of a nation and their reflections on history. Students will learn about the connections that Indigenous communities make between history, the environment, ancestry, and their sense of belonging. (HP)

JPN 105 WEB: Kimonos/Blue Jeans 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)

MAGT 131 WEB: Management Concepts 4 credits
An introduction to the principles of management including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling and strategies. Offered every semester.

MIS 145 WEB: Management Information Systems 4 credits
This course covers the fundamentals of information systems with an emphasis on business intelligence 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.(INFOLIT, QUANT)

MUSIC 103 WEB: Discovering Music 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. (ARTS)

PHIL 250 WEB: Applied Ethics 4 credits
The application of various ethical theories to contemporary moral problems in our society. Sample topics include: moral dilemmas in the business world, capital punishment, environmental ethics, and animal rights. Students will be asked to critically examine and evaluate specific cases. (CRITTHNK, ETHICS)

PSYC 220 WEB: Psychology of Gender 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)

SC 250 WEB: Momentum 1 credit
This course is designed for students in the Continuing and Graduate program who are mid-way through their degree. The focus will be on building academic momentum, career counseling, and current and future connections to the Simpson community.

SOC 101 WEB: Intro to Sociology 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. Offered yearly. (CIVIC)

SPAN 110 WEB: Identity & Culture 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. Offered every semester. (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. Offered every semester. (INFOLIT)