O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute

Applications due April 1st for the O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute summer scholarship.

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 2019 program are due by April 1, 2019. 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

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

+ Read More

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

+ Read More

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

+ Read More