Semester in Environmental Science

Undergraduate Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory

During Autumn Quarter, MBL and UChicago partner to offer students a 15-week experience rooted in environmental research, policy, and management through the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) program. SES provides rigorous laboratory and field-based research opportunities. Students investigate the effects of global change on ecosystems, with particular emphasis on how humans alter nutrient cycling and productivity.

The SES program includes two core courses, one elective, participation in a science-journalism seminar, and a requirement to complete independent research.

After spending a semester in Woods Hole, MA, the students in the program all gather to present the results of their research to MBL faculty and their fellow students from colleges across the nation in a culminating symposium.

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