2021 Marine Biology Spring Semester on Sapelo Island

Apply by Nov. 1: The University of Georgia Marine Institute’s Marine Biology Spring Semester is an exciting opportunity, open to undergraduate students from any college or university. Students will be immersed in field-based learning while taking up to 17 credit hours of formal coursework in marine biology and ecology. Students will be in residence at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, a barrier island off Georgia’s central coast, from January 11 – April 29, 2021. Admission is on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of November 1, 2020. Courses are taught in block format (4 days/wk for 3-4 weeks) 1. MARS 3450: Marine Biology (3 hrs) + MARS 3450L: Marine Biology Lab (1 hr). 2. ECOL 3500-3500L: Ecology (4 hrs). 3. MARS (FISH) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L: Marine Fisheries Biology (3 hrs).  4. BIOL 3720L: Field Animal Behavior (3 hrs). 5. Synthesis Course Taught Throughout Entire Semester (1 day/wk): ECOL 3480: Special Topics in Ecology – Ecology of the Georgia Coast (3 hrs). Substitute Option 6. BIOL 4960L, ECOL 4960, or MARS 4960: Independent Research (3 hrs). Students who have already taken one of the courses above can take a 4960 independent research course instead. For more information and to apply, go to: https://studyaway.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=13619.

Contact Damon Gannon with questions:

Damon Gannon, Ph.D.
University of Georgia Marine Institute
Sapelo Island, GA 31327
912-485-2221, ext. 2290