Start your college career doing marine biology on beautiful Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals.
The Marine Immersion Program is an academically intense 2-credit class for incoming UNH freshmen, surveying a range of marine-related fields (especially biology and ecology), research approaches, and organisms. This course is based at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, where students and core faculty will be in residence throughout the class. Marine Immersion introduces students to the breadth, excitement and challenges of marine science through lectures, demonstrations, and field experience offered by a cohort of UNH faculty, as well as field research projects carried out on the island.
Marine Immersion is an eight-day college course exclusively for incoming UNH freshmen (in any major). Other Shoals programs are open to students from any institution, including high school students; please see the main Shoals web page for information.
2013 Program Cost:
$2,129 - In-state (NH resident students)
$2,213 - Out-of-state (Non-resident students)
Program cost includes tuition, fees, registration, room, board and boat transportation between Portmouth, NH and the Shoals Marine Laboratory.
Some need-based scholarships are available for student who have completed the FAFSA. Scholarship information is available here.
Students interested in applying to this program must first contact Dr. Jessica Bolker for permission. Students will then register for MEFB 410 through UNH Summer Session.