The SERTS Program offers a selection of classes in science and engineering for both undergraduate non-majors and majors. All of the 100 and 200 level classes that comprise the SERTS program are designed for students who have little or no background in the sciences or engineering and satisfy the Natural Science (Area 1) distribution requirement for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) (Courses). Students may take more than one SERTS class if they so desire.

The SERTS program uses a unique workshop model to introduce students to research in science and engineering. Students enrolled in SERTS courses are assigned to small groups (called “workshops”) that work with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other members of the research staff to learn about how and why research is done at Northwestern University. The workshop teaching model has proven to be a unique educational opportunity integrating the teaching and research missions of the University.