2021 Fall Program in Marine Sciences

We are excited to announce we will be hosting an in-person 2021 Fall Program in Marine Sciences*!

Applications are now closed.

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.