O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute

O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute June 17-August 9, 2019

Apply Now

Since 1973, the O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute has provided new students at the University of Dallas the opportunity to complete two semesters of General Chemistry during the summer. This residential program spans eight weeks in June-August. Accepted students receive a scholarship that covers room, board and tuition. The value of this scholarship is approximately $6000. Students supply only their text books; the rest of the program is free. 

Admission to the program is competitive. The SAT average is typically over 1300. A maximum of twenty scholarships are awarded each year and require SAT or ACT scores and a letter of recommendation from a science teacher. Applications for the summer 2020 program are due by April 1, 2020. Only students who have been accepted to the University of Dallas are considered for scholarships.

The schedule is quite demanding: class is in the morning, Monday through Friday, and laboratory is three to four afternoons each week. Exams are given each Monday. On the weekends, students enjoy group activities, such as  taking trips to the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Zoo or Perot Museum of Nature and Science; attending a baseball game; or touring the Coca-Cola syrup plant. Upon completion of the program, students receive credit for CHE 1303, 1103, 1304 and 1104. This is the first year of college chemistry.

This program is open to all students who will be enrolling at the University of Dallas in the fall. You do not have to be a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, though this program is highly recommended for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. The advantage of O'Hara for these majors may be seen by comparing the four-year schedules of Chemistry and Biochemistry  majors with and without O'Hara. By completing general chemistry in the summer you can finish Organic Chemistry before going to Rome in your sophomore year. You will then be eligible for summer research after your second year and will be able to take electives during your senior year. Click here for more reasons to participate in the O'Hara Program.

For additional information, contact:

Dr. Scott Boegeman, Director
O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute
University of Dallas
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062
972-721-5013
chemistry@udallas.edu 

 

News

Class of 2023 Plants Roots in Irving

Today the University of Dallas community welcomed the Class of 2023 during Fall Move-In Day. With the help of student volunteers, faculty and staff, 437 incoming freshmen officially began college life at their new home in Irving.

+ Read More

Meet the Class of 2023: Incoming Drama Major Will Direct, Write

Aspiring drama (and perhaps also English) major Klemens Raab, BA '23, has been hanging around UD his whole life, since he only lives about a mile away from the university's Irving campus, and his parents (Klemens, BA '00 MA '06, and Gina (LeBaron), BA '99) are both alumni. He's already experienced the Rome campus, too, having participated in the summer High School Rome Program Shakespeare in Italy last year.

+ Read More

Alumna Joins UD Board of Trustees

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA '88 MBA '89, a one-time Spanish major who is now a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849.

+ Read More