Program Details


The SEASIDE summer program is a great way to spend part of your summer in the field, learning practical skills and applying the theorical knowledge you have learned in the classroom. You'll gain ecologically-relevant training in field, lab, and other practical scientific techniques. These courses are intense, and require a student's complete attention for the duration of the course.

For Summer 2019

SEASIDE is offering 16 courses equivalent to a one-term class of 3 credit hours and one 6 credit hour course (BIOL 3640). Some are cross-listed as Biology (BIOL), Marine Biology (MARI), Oceanography (OCEA), Environmental Science (ENVS), or Geography (GEOG). Most of these classes are offered ONLY in the summer term. All have field trips, some have boat trips, some have overnight trips of 1-7 days while others have only day trips. BIOL 3640 has a three-week international field trip to Sri Lanka - deadline to apply for this course is January 31.  

View the list of classes for Summer 2019, revised Jan 16 [pdf 72 KB] . See Courses for links to course syllabi and instructor contact information.

PLEASE NOTE: You must apply online and be accepted into a class. Once accepted, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in each class, before you will receive permission to register. (Note that deposits for international courses are higher, similar to the cost of an air ticket.)

Apply early, as all places in some classes may be reserved by the time online registration begins on February 25. See How to Register for more details. All classes carry an auxiliary fee in addition to regular tuition to cover field-related expenses.

Auxiliary fees listed in the list of classes for 2019 are tentative and subject to approval by the university in May 2019.

After summer 2019, the next time BIOL/MARI 3221 will be offered is Sept 2020. 

BIOL/MARI 3628 will not be offered until July 2020.