• Experience Science and Math this Summer

    How about spending some time this summer exploring exhilarating topics with professors, tutors and students from across the country? Be ready for a challenge: you’ll cover a full year of coursework in eight weeks. 

    Ready to apply? Complete the online Summer Science Institute Application.
    or download and complete the printed application (PDF).

    2015 Program Dates

    Session I - May 18 - June 12, 2015
    Session II - June 16 - July 13, 2015

    Summer Institute classes meet five times a week in small groups and dive into subjects like:

    • Organic chemistry
    • General chemistry
    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • General biology
    • Microbiology/Immunology
    • Biochemistry

    Ready to apply? Complete the online Summer Science Institute Application.
    or download and complete the printed application (PDF).

    Program Benefits
    The Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics can help you:

    • Focus on one subject at a time and master it completely
    • Connect with students of different backgrounds from other schools
    • Prepare for the fast pace of medical school and other professional programs  

    Who Attends This Program?

    The Summer Institute attracts students from local and out-of-state colleges and universities, including:

    • Vanderbilt University
    • Duke University
    • The Ohio State University
    • Capital University
    • Ohio Northern University
    • Denison University
    • Furman University

    Admission Guidelines

    You will be a non-degree student at Capital University while taking courses in the Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics. Transcripts may be requested from the Registrar's Office upon completion of the course.
    Be sure to check with your home institution regarding minimum course grades and other transfer requirements.
    As a new student to Capital University, there is a $25 non-refundable application fee that must be sent with the application/registration form.
    Important dates, contacts and Summer Institute policies can be found in the Summer Institute Student Handbook (PDF).

    2015 Tuition Rates
    1 semester hour of credit: $435
    3 semester hours of credit: $1305
    4 semester hours of credit: $1740
    4 semester hours is equivalent to 6 quarter hours.

    All courses are dependent on enrollment and are subject to change. If you have questions, please contact us at 614-236-6520 or


    Be sure you’ve taken any prerequisite courses.
    Please see the Online Course Bulletin for course descriptions and prerequisites for each course.
    Course information can also be found on WebAdvisor.


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    • Session I Course Schedule
      Session I Courses
      (May 18 - June 12, 2015)
      Schedule Credit Hours*
      BIOL 100 General Biology (Offered over eight weeks: May 18 - July 13) MTWThF 9 am-10 am
      Lab TTh 10:30 am-12:30 pm
      4 semester hours
      BIOL 280 General Microbiology/Immunology (Offered over eight weeks: May 18 - July 13) MTWThF  9 am-10 am
      Lab TTh  10:30 am-2 pm
      4 semester hours
      CHEM 101 Chemical Principles IA MTWThF  12-3 pm
      Lab MTWTh  8:30-11:30 am
      4 semester hours
      CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

      MTWThF  9 am-noon

      3 semester hours
      CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I Lab TWTh 1:30-5:30 pm 1 semester hour
      CHEM 451 Biochemistry I MTWThF  9am - noon 3 semester hours
      MATH 230 Calculus I MTWThF  9 am - 12:30pm 4 semester hours
      PHYS 220 General Physics I MTWThF  9 am - noon
      Lab MTWTh  1-4 pm
      4 semester hours


      Session II Course Schedule
      Session II Courses
      (June 16 - July 13, 2015)
      Schedule Credit Hours*
      CHEM 102 Chemical Principles IIA (General Chemistry II) MTWThF  noon-3 pm
      Lab MTWTh  8:30-11:30 am
      4 semester hours
      CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II MTWThF  9 am-noon 3 semester hours
      CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory TWTh  1:30-5:30 pm   1 semester hours
      CHEM 454 Biochemistry II MTWThF  9 am - noon
      3 semester hours
      MATH 231 Calculus I MTWThF 9am - 12:30 pm
      4 semester hours
      PHYS 221 General Physics II MTWThF 9am - noon
      Lab MTWTh 1-4 pm
      4 semester hours

      *Four semester hours is equivalent to six quarter hours.

    • Q: How is it possible to complete an entire year of science courses during the summer?

      The Summer Institute offers courses equivalent to Capital's 15-week semester over 4 weeks during the summer. These courses are offered in an accelerated format. Lecture sections meet 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. This format allows students to focus on one subject for 4 weeks. We do not recommend students take other Summer Institute classes or work while taking courses, those students who have been most successful are those who are focused solely on the course they are taking.

      Q: How large are the classes in the Summer Institute?

      We prefer to keep class size below 30 students for lecture sections and below 20 students for laboratory sections.

      Q: Is there a prerequisite for the course in which I am interested?

      Please refer to the online course bulletin for a list of courses and prerequisites.

      Q: Who is the Instructor for my section?

      WebAdvisor contains specific course information for this summer.

      Q: Does Capital University sponsor any grants or financial aid for students enrolled in the Summer Institute?

      Financial Aid arrangements must be made through your HOME INSTITUTION or other organizations. We request that these arrangements be initiated before May 1 to ensure payment before classes begin. You must get a consortium agreement from your home institution, get the necessary signatures and then send or bring it to Capital's Financial Aid Office. They will fill out their part and send it back to your home institution. You must get a financial statement from your home institution and turn it into Capital's finance office before classes start.

      Q: How do I sign up for a Summer Institute course?

      There are three ways to register for Institute courses:

      1. Complete an online Summer Science Institute Application.
      2. Download and complete a printed application (PDF). Include a $25 application fee if you are a first time student and send your application to Program Coordinator, Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics, One College and Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209. If you have any problems or questions, call us at (614)236-6520 or email
      3. Come by the Summer Science Institute Office, Room 253 in Battelle Hall (located at the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Main on the east side of Columbus) during the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to complete an application and register for courses (upon payment of a $25 application fee.)

      Q: When should I sign up for a Summer Institute Course?

      We suggest you sign up as soon as you know you will be able to attend. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality instruction and will be closed when the capacity has been met. Likewise, course offerings are dependent on enrollment, signing up early ensures that a course is offered.

      Q: How do I know if the courses at Capital will transfer to my home institution?

      Contact your Academic Advisor and/or Registrar at your home institution to get approval for transfer of credit.

      Mrs. Mary Bailey is the contact person for students hoping to transfer Chemistry credit to The Ohio State University. She can be reached at 292-1204 or

      Q: I am enrolled in the organic chemistry lecture. Am I required to take the laboratory also?

      Check with your home institution as to course requirements. We suggest taking only the lecture if the laboratory portion is not required concurrently at your home institution.

      Q: Will you send syllabi and descriptions of the courses in which I am interested?

      Contact the Summer Institute at (614) 236-6520 or email and request that a copy be sent by leaving your name and e-mail address and we can send it to you.

      Q: How do I get a transcript sent to my home institution?

      The Registrar's office at Capital can arrange for a transcript to be sent to your home institution. Stop by, check the Registrar's web page for a form or call the Registrar's office (614) 236-6150 and request the proper form.