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  • Locations: Woods Hole, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Areas of Study: Environmental Studies Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
The Semester in Environmental Science is a 15-week fall semester at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The curriculum provides an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries.

More than 50 colleges participating in the MBL consortium in Environmental Science have approved SES for credit. Undergraduates from the University of Chicago can remain enrolled full-time and receive University of Chicago credit through our SES UChicago partnership program. Students from non-affiliated colleges and universities are encouraged to attend SES and may be able to receive credit from their own institutions.

Scientists at the MBL Ecosystems Center and at the MBL Josephine Bay Paul Center serve as faculty for the program. In addition to teaching fundamentals of ecosystems science, they discuss their current research, which touches on important issues of global and environmental change.

The curriculum leads students to develop research questions of their own. Equipped with new knowledge and techniques learned in the first weeks of the semester, they pursue independent research during the last six weeks of the program. SES students report their findings at a final symposium that is open to the entire Woods Hole scientific community, a world center for marine and environmental sciences.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.