Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a world-renowned research and teaching facility located in Newport, Oregon, 56 miles west of the Corvallis campus. The facility's location on the Yaquina Bay estuary, about one mile from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean, provides a gradient from marine to freshwater habitats. HMSC is adjacent to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and houses its own Visitors Center featuring live local specimens and research demonstrations.
This summer you can live and study on the Oregon Coast by taking classes offered through the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
To find out more about the advantages of a summer at HMSC, read our interview with HMSC Academic Program Coordinator and Instructor Itchung Cheung.
2013 Summer Marine & Environmental Studies Program
Courses start June 24, 2013
Courses are designed to provide students with extensive and intensive hands-on field study of organisms in their natural habitats, coupled with interactive classroom-teaching format. Students enrolled in the summer program live on-site in the Hatfield Marine Science Center housing complex next to the Guin Library, the largest library on the Oregon coast devoted to marine science. Summer students enrolled in the instruction program take courses in sequence in two 4-week blocks, Marine Ecology Focus and Marine Science Focus earning up to 6-9 quarter credits in 4 weeks and up to 16 quarter credits in 8 weeks. Due to the nature of the intensive format, lab and field experience, students may be assigned reading in advance to prepare them for each course. Please see the OSU schedule of classes for complete schedule and prerequisites.
Get your feet wet and your head fully immersed into Marine Biology with...
- BI 150 - Introduction to Marine Biology (4 credits/hybrid)
- Online: Jun 24 - Aug 23 (9-wks)
- Onsite: Aug 17 & 18 for a 2-day weekend lab at HMSC; housing included
For New Students Interested in the Marine Field (Jun 24 - Jul 19)
Marine Ecology Focus (Jun 24 - Jul 19)
- BI/FW 302 - Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals
- (4 credits / Jun 24 - Jul 3; 1.5-wks)
- FW 499 - Lab: Field Techniques in Marine Mammals Conservation
- (1 credit / Hybrid / June 24-30)
- Online: Jun 24 - June 30 (2-wks)
- Onsite: June 29 & 30 (2-days)
- FW 499 - Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds
- (4 credits / Hybrid / June 24 - Jul 19)
- Online: Jun 24 - July 19 (4-wks)
- Onsite: July 8 - July 19 (2 weeks)
* This is the laboratory component that complements BI/FW 302; two days on-site at HMSC
Marine Science Focus (Jul 22 - Aug 16; note: Final schedule next week!)
- (4 credits / July 22- Aug 16; M/W/F 1-5 PM)
- (4 credits / July 22- Aug 16; Lec M/W 9AM - 12PM, Lab/Pool T/TH 9AM - 12PM)
- (3 credits / July 22- Aug 16; T/TH 1 PM - 5 PM)
- (4 credits / July 22- Aug 16; M/W/F 8 AM - 12 PM)
Courses will be up on the OSU Online Schedule of Classes next week!
- Directed Independent Study
- Internships, Workshops and More!
- Inclusive: For community college students, first-year to graduate students, science and non-science majors, and professionals
- Integrative: Courses cross traditional disciplines
- Innovative: Unique courses not found at other marine labs
On-campus HMSC housing: Reservations must be made by May 1 for guaranteed housing.Housing Scholarships are available -- inquire today!
All students pay OSU in-state tuition! Scholarships available!
How do I register for classes on the coast?
Registering for classes on the coast follows the same steps as does registration for Corvallis campus classes. Review the Step-by-Step Instructions for registering.
Step-by-Step instructions for registering
We hope to see you on the Oregon coast this summer. If you are interested in further details on our programs, please contact us.
Academic Program Manager - Itchung Cheung
Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
541-867-0380• Fax: 541-867-0138