2021 Fall Program in Marine Sciences

We will be announcing our 2022 Fall Program in Marine Sciences in February!

Our Fall Program in Marine Sciences offers an immersive, marine sciences experience at the third- and fourth-year, senior undergraduate level. We inspire investigation, promote critical thinking and offer students the opportunity to conduct an independent research project.

Fall Program in Marine Sciences:

  • Students must take a full course load of five courses. Courses are not offered individually.
  • Three courses run in successive 3 1/2-week blocks while two courses extend throughout the duration of the program.
  • Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, and involve lectures, discussions, laboratory, and field excursions.
  • Class size – 24 students. 



  • 3rd year standing in Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, Resource Management, or equivalent.
  • Introductory Ecology and Introductory Statistics, or equivalents


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

  • How to Apply for Fall 2021 courses – applications are now closed.

  • BMSC Fees – Scholarships are available to help offset these fees.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2021, 11:59 pm

*Our ability to host on-site courses depends upon the state of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, BC Health Guidelines and approval from our five member universities. If necessary, we will cancel the in-person courses July 1, 2021 so students and faculty have time to adjust their schedules. We will not be offering any Fall online courses.

Date Name Duration  
Sep 7, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 Applied Data Analysis in Marine Science 15 weeks View Details
Sep 7, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 Directed Studies in Marine Science – Fall 15 weeks View Details
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021 Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds 3.5 weeks View Details
Oct 12, 2021 - Nov 5, 2021 Marine Population Ecology & Dynamics 3.5 weeks View Details
Nov 16, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021 Structure & Function in Marine Animals 3.5 weeks View Details

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to email the University Programs office at BMSC, or call 250-728-3301 ext 216 or 240.