Fall Courses

Study at the Coast this Fall


This fall, an expanded array of courses is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Hatfield. Studying on the coast provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable field experience in a small class environment. They also have an opportunity to live on the Hatfield campus in the heart of the Oregon coast. For students who need to commute, a daily Coast-to-Valley Shuttle and travel assistance are available.

New and Signature Courses in Fall Line Up

  • New! Series in Marine Mammal Conservation, including biology, physiology, behavior and human interactions course (FW 457X / 557X)
  • Signature field course in Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (FW 426/526). This 5-credit course consists of a 4-day intensive field lab and lecture series, followed by weekly seminars, discussions, and field trips for the term. Students learn basic biological, chemical, and physical processes of coastal habitats and issues associated with human use of coastal resources.

Note: In addition to the courses listed in the table below, there are other degree-specific courses that utilize the facilities at Hatfield. For example, CEOAS offers core undergraduate and graduate courses for majors during the fall term extension.


Fall Term Courses at Hatfield

For more information, follow the links below to the OSU schedule of classes.


Super Term Extension Courses (9/11 - 12/13)

CREDITS Dates/Times
FW 469 / 569 - Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna 3 In-person requirement 9/19-9/21. Remainder of course completed online
FW 426 / 526 - Coastal Ecology and Resource Management 5

9/15 - 9/18 at Hatfield 9 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.

9/11-12/6 W 10 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Fall 5A Term (9/25-11/1)    
FW 457X / 557X - Biology, Ecology, and Conservation of Marine Mammals 9

Mon/Th/Fri 9 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tu 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Regular Term  (9/25 - 12/13)    
FW 407 / 507 - Seminar: Marine Science 1 Th 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Corvallis or E-Campus w/ Short Term Instruction @ Hatfield (multiple labs or field trips)  


Check back in Summer 2024 for updates    
Opportunities for Research/ Internship/ Physical Activity Credits
PAC 247 - Surfing 1 See class schedule

BI/ENSC/FW/OC 401 - Research Experience

BI/ENSC/FW/OC 410 - Internship