The health and well-being of everyone involved in summer programs at OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is our top priority. Currently (as of March 26, 2020), there are no changes to the summer course schedule and housing. OSU and Hatfield Marine Science Center will continue to collaborate with local and state public health experts to provide response, prevention, services and information to prospective or enrolled summer students.
You can stay up-to-date with OSU’s status and planning on the university’s COVID-19 website. This webpage will be updated if there are changes to summer field programs. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Participate in a pinniped and cetacean necropsy! Observe seabirds at sea! Collect field samples aboard oceanography cruises! Courses within the Summer Program at HMSC provide students with an intensive hands-on field study of organisms in their natural habitats, coupled with interactive classroom or 'hybrid' course formats unless otherwise noted.
The 11-week term provides flexibility for students interested in spending a full summer term at HMSC and for those students with limited schedules (e.g., teachers and other professionals). Registration for the summer program begins in April, and the HMSC summer program starts in June. Housing scholarships are available.
All students pay OSU in-state tuition! Students enrolled in the summer program can live on-site in HMSC housing. Courses are offered in two 4-week and one 3-week sequence. Students earn up to 6-9 quarter credits in four weeks and up to 16-17 quarter credits in 11 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 summer schedule of classes for the complete schedule and prerequisites for classes offered at HMSC. HMSC Summer Session Course Block Schedule
|ART 399/499 - Photographic Field Studies||4||T/TH||9 AM-3 PM|
|BI 353 - Pacific Northwest Coastal Ecosystems||4||T/TH||8 AM-1:50 PM|
|FW 301 - Field Techniques in Marine Mammal Conservation||1||SAT/SUN (*6/27-6/28 - ONLY)||8 AM-4:50 PM|
|FW 302 - Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals||4||M/W/F||8-11:50 AM|
|OC 433/533 - Coastal & Estuarine Oceanography||3||T/TH *SAT, 7/11-Field Trip||2-5:20 PM|
|OC 440 - Biological Oceanography||4||SAT, 7/11-Field Trip||8 AM-12:50 PM|
|BOT 417X / BOT 517X - Phycology||4||T/TH||8 AM-12:50 PM|
|FW 331 - Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds||4||M/W||1-6 PM|
|FW 464 / FW 564 - Marine Conservation Biology||3||T/TH||1-5 PM|
|Z 461/ IB 561 - Marine and Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology||4||M/W/F||8-11:50 AM|
|FW 498 / FW 598 - Aquaculture Laboratory||3||
|8:30 AM - 4:50 PM|
BI/ENSC/FW/OC 401 - Research and Scholarship credit available (1-16 cr.)
BI/ENSC/FW/OC 410 - Internship credit available (1-16 cr.)