Marine Zoology, Botany, and Genomics 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 Genomics Quarter

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

  • Marine Zoology (BIOL 430)
  • Marine Botany (BIOL 445)
  • Developmental Biology (BIOL 412)
  • Marine Ecology and Physiology Research Apprenticeship (BIOL 479).
  • Marine Genomics Research Apprenticeship (BIOL 479)

This quarter includes four lecture, laboratory, and field courses 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.
  • Ask important evolutionary questions working to characterize the expression of genes in a range of marine invertebrates crucial for overall body patterning, organization of nervous, muscular, hormonal and immune systems.
  • Study and research the ecology and physiology of marine organisms and their communities.

In addition, the two research apprenticeships connect students with current research projects and faculty mentors.  Students are trained, collect data, and write a scientific paper, present findings to the local scientific community.

  • Application Deadline: Jan 21, but remains open if programs don’t fill
  • Friday Harbor Labs Information Session, Thurs 1/17, 4-5:30pm in FSH 203

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