Summer SessionUniversity of Cincinnati

Summer Session

Programs for College Students


Arts and Humanities Programs

College-Conservatory of Music

The Art of the Piano
Art of the Piano is the place to perfect your competition and recital repertoire. Perform in three 45-minute masterclasses with some of the world’s most sought-after teachers and artists, and enjoy our renowned faculty in recital. Twenty-five talented students will have the opportunity to participate in this unique experience.

Opera Studio
A select group of talented young singers will be chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on Italian repertoire. Participants will receive daily Italian language classes, daily coaching and staging sessions, and two voice lessons each week. Students will perform in recital as well as in the culminating opera scenes concert. Participants will also attend Cincinnati Opera’s performance of Der Rosenkavalier and have the opportunity to observe the concurrent Rossini festival at CCM.

Classical Guitar Workshop
The workshop is a rich environment of players of all levels from all ages and geographical locations -- junior high school through college and graduate school, young professionals in music and other fields, and retirees. The common denominator is love for the classical guitar.

Great Wall International Music Academy
Held in Beijing, China during the summer holiday every year, The Great Wall International Music Academy (GWIMA) is a month-long classical music education summer institute for gifted string players at the age of 10 to 25 from China, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and around the world.


STEMM Programs

Research Programs:

Cincinnati Children's SURF Program (SURF-CCHMC)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics SURF Program (SURF-ASPET)
Full-Time 10-week Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program in Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and the Genome Research Institute.

Research & Graduate Education SURF Program (SURF-GE)
Research fellowships are awarded to 150 undergrads each summer, who come to Cincinnati from colleges and universities across the US, to participate in research projects in our laboratories, and to learn how to prepare for a career in research.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURF-N)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF-MSTP)

Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seeking undergraduate students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, who wish a quality laboratory research experience in preparation for pursuing an advanced graduate degree and a future career as one of the next generation biomedical science leaders.


McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Summer at the UC Center for Field Studies (Ages 18+)

  • Field Geology of Cincinnati :
    Students will explore and discover first-hand through field trips and field-based exercises our landscape and geologic history, as well as our local geologic hazards of landslides, hillslope mass movement, and flooding. The region’s limestone and shale bedrock and its world-renowned fossils will be examined, collected, and described; evidence of the tri-state region’s glacial history will be explored; and modern stream processes will be surveyed and sediments analyzed. The goal of this field-based course is to understand how our landscape formed/ its inherent hazards, and the geologic foundation upon which it is built. Dr. Craig Dietsch is the instructor.
  • Wildflowers in Ohio :
    For the non-biology major, this course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants growing wild in the Ohio/Indiana area. Students will learn the plant anatomy and terminology involved in the acquisition of plant identification skills and will learn about the ecology of plants encountered on field trips. The course will be based at the UC Center for Field Studies at Miami Whitewater Forest during May (a great time for spring wildflowers!). Other locations such as Shawnee Lookout, Fernald Preserve, and the Oxbow Area will also be visited. Dr. Denis Conover is the instructor.
  • Surviving Climate Change :
    The course will be conducted at Big Bone Lick State Park and the University Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. The purpose of the course is to provide a hands-on, learn-by-doing, instruction of archaeological field methods including site survey (transit and GPS), drill core analysis, geophysics, and excavation. Scientifically, the objective of this study is to collect data that can be used to answer questions about past human adaptation to climate change. Dr. Kenneth Tankersley is the instructor.