A smiling student holds a horseshoe crab in a lab at the Marine Biological Laboratory.


The College at Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory welcomes UChicago undergraduates to visit its facilities to expand their scholarship and faculty mentorship.

To offer in-person living/learning opportunities for Bioscience and Neuroscience students in 2020, we are introducing a new Autumn Quarter 2020 at MBL with an exciting bundle of courses to select from. See information below for this program, as well as for the new MBL Spring Research Quarter and the ongoing MBL September courses.

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MBL Experiences & Opportunities

MBL Spring Quarter

The MBL Spring quarter offers students immersive courses with opportunities in biology, neuroscience, physics, and art.

September Courses

In September, the College offers five courses at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Each course is taught by UChicago and MBL faculty.

Semester in Environmental Science

During Autumn Quarter, MBL and UChicago partner to offer students a 15-week experience rooted in environmental research, policy, and management.

Metcalf SURF Program

The Jeff Metcalf SURF Program is an opportunity exposing UChicago students to the world-class science conducted at the MBL.

MBL Experience Pre-Orientation Program

The MBL Experience is a four-day career exploration program organized by Career Advancement's UChicago Careers in STEM for 20 incoming first-year students.