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Individuals & Groups

BMSC hosts a diversity of organizations and ages in our educational Field Trip Program, from Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, to artist retreats and First Nations educational events. We will customize our program to suit your group's objectives. Previous visitors include: Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Yellowknife, NT), March 2017 Golden Age Hiking Club (Vancouver, BC),…
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Students

Want to be a Marine Biologist? There are many paths to a career in marine biology, and there are many different kinds of marine biologist. This can make it confusing to a person trying to figure out how to pursue a career in this field. If you read definitions on the Internet of Oceanography, Marine…
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Educators

Upon carefully considering the unfolding situation with COVID19, ongoing recommendations from public health, and the remote nature of the Bamfield community, BMSC has decided that we will not be hosting on-site university courses or field trips until April 2021, at the earliest. We believe this is the best course of action to protect our students,…
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Current Student Resources

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Workshops

We are not hosting any workshops during the summer of 2020.
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Teaching Assistants

BMSC hires Teaching Assistants for both its Summer and Fall Program courses. Summer course applications due March 1, 2020 Fall Semester course applications due April 30, 2020. Ideal TA applicants are currently registered graduate students familiar with the course content and Barkley Sound. Applicants from member universities will be given priority. For field courses that…
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Faculty

BMSC offers university credit courses in a beautiful setting with access to an unparalleled natural diversity of habitats on the Pacific coast. We are a state-of-the-art research facility and first-class learning environment, balancing the convenience of a modern laboratory with the advantages of a field station. Teach a course at BMSC. Our courses are primarily…
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Current Students

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How to Apply

First: Check admission requirements Summer course requirementsFall semester requirements Students applying to take summer courses at BMSC should have completed 2nd year of an undergraduate degree program before the course start date. Each summer course also has one or more course-specific prerequisite(s). Check which prerequisite courses are required for each course you are interested in…
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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Program: All undergraduate students who apply for summer and fall courses for credit before the application deadline are automatically considered for scholarships awarded by the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society (WCUMSS). These scholarships are based on academic merit and the student’s statement of interest (if applicable). Courses at BMSC are considered the same…
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