Consider doing something extraordinary spring quarter. Study off-campus at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL is an ideal place to jump-start a career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, and more!
All courses involve fieldwork, boats, laboratory work, and research mentorship from award-winning faculty. Freshmen-seniors and post-bacs are encouraged to apply. Tuition is the same as the Seattle campus, financial aid applies, and more aid is available as needed:
- Marine Zoology (BIOL 430) plus Marine Botany (BIOL 445)
- Developmental Biology (BIOL 411)
- Chemical Oceanography (OCEAN 400)
- Climate Change and Coastal Marine Organisms Apprenticeship (BIOL 479).
- Ocean Acidification Research Apprenticeship (OCEAN 479)
All courses include lecture, laboratory, and field components that:
- Survey the groups of marine invertebrates and plants represented in the San Juan Archipelago
- Study embryology and subsequent development of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, including Xenopus, mammals, chicks, Drosophila, echinoderms.
- Explore what controls the composition of seawater and how humans are changing it.
In addition, the two research apprenticeships connect students with current research projects that focus on the effects of climate change on individual marine organisms and their communities.
- Application Deadline: Feb 1, but remains open if programs don’t fill
- Friday Harbor Labs Info Session: Jan 17, 4-5:30, FSH 203