Fall Program in Marine Sciences


This year the Fall Program, though modified from our usual on-site field experience, will remain an intense, immersive, marine sciences experience at the fourth-year, senior undergraduate level. We inspire investigation, promote critical thinking and offer students the opportunity to conduct an independent research project.

“We may not actually be at Bamfield right now, but we have some pretty great instructors doing their best to make us all feel like we are! #Bamfield_RiME“. Summer online student

Students are encouraged take all three core courses, running in successive 3.5 week blocks, however you make take one, two, or all three of the courses.

Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, and involve lectures, discussions, and remote laboratory and field experiences.

Date Name Duration  
Sep 8, 2020 - Dec 11, 2020 Directed Studies in Marine Science 13 weeks View Details
Sep 9, 2020 - Oct 6, 2020 Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds 3.5 weeks View Details
Oct 13, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020 Marine Population Ecology & Dynamics 3.5 weeks View Details
Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 9, 2020 Structure & Function in Marine Animals 3.5 weeks View Details



  • 3rd year standing in Biological Sciences
  • Introductory Ecology and Introductory Statistics


  • Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds: Non-Vascular Plants
  • Structure & Function in Marine Animals: Invertebrate Zoology