2021 Fall Program in Marine Sciences

We are currently in the planning stages for our 2021 Fall Program in Marine Sciences.

We will announce Fall 2021 program plans as soon as we can!

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.

For ON-SITE* courses:

Students take a full course load of five courses.
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.

*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.



  • 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

  • How to Apply for Fall 2021 courses – coming soon

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

Application Deadline: TBA

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

If you wish to be notified by email of our upcoming Fall Program plans as they develop, please fill out the form below:

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.