Summer Field Courses

Summer 2018

BMSC Summer courses provide a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Students will engage in field-based and laboratory activities, class discussions and seminars.

  • 3 week courses carries credit equivalent to a 1-semester university course
  • 6 week courses carries credit equivalent to a 2-semester university course.

Students may take as many courses as they like, but only one course at a time. Courses are an intense immersion experience, running from Monday to Saturday, 10 hours on average per day.

Questions? Student ambassadors at your university have studied at BMSC and love to answer questions from prospective students.  In addition, don’t hesitate to contact the University Programs office at BMSC, (250-728-3301 ext. 216)


Online application form for summer courses available mid-December.

*Schedule subject to change.

Date Block Name Duration  
Apr 30, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 any Directed Studies in Marine Science 3 or 6 weeks View Details
Apr 30, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018 1 Marine Invertebrate Zoology 6 weeks View Details
May 22, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018 1 Subtidal Science (formerly Scientific Diving) 3 weeks View Details
May 22, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018 1 Biological Oceanography 3 weeks View Details
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018 2 Conservation Biology 3 weeks View Details
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018 2 Science Journalism 3 weeks View Details
Jun 11, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 2 Marine Terrestrial Interactions 6 weeks View Details
Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 2 Crustacean Biology 3 weeks View Details
Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 2 In Pursuit of the Whale 3 weeks View Details
Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 3 Marine Ecology 6 weeks View Details
Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 3 Historical Ecology & Coastal Archaeology 3 weeks View Details
Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 3 Acoustic Ethnography 3 weeks View Details
Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 3 Place-based learning in Huu-ay-aht Territory 2 weeks View Details
Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 3 Field Mycology 3 weeks View Details