Marine Zoology, Botany, and Ocean Acidification Spring Quarter @ UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

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, Botany, and Ocean Acidification Quarter

Students in this program take from 14-16 credits from this list of courses:

  • 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.

Read about a student’s experience in the Marine Zoology & Botany Quarter.

  • Application Deadline: Feb 1, but remains open if programs don’t fill
  • Friday Harbor Labs Info Session: Jan 17, 4-5:30, FSH 203