Students at the Duke Marine Lab can come for a single course or for several years depending on their program of study. Follow the links below to learn about our degree programs and course offerings.
Fall semester at the Duke Marine Lab highlights fundamental marine science courses that are ideal for natural science, environmental science, and pre-health students. Fall semester features a dynamic suite of classes as well as Beaufort Signature Courses over an extended Fall Break.
Spring semester is geared towards the adventurous student who wants a true immersion experience. Students choose one class in each of the four blocks; course selections highlight Beaufort Signature Courses with extensive travel components to Bahamas, Singapore, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Hawaii, as well as Beaufort-based courses with engaging local field trips.
Summer Term I
The first summer term at the Duke Marine Lab is ideal for all undergraduate majors, particularly pre-health students. Students have the opportunity to participate in field-intensive marine science courses, literature courses, and Research Independent Study.
Summer Term II
Summer Term II features the new Marine Conservation Summer Institute which teaches the principles of conservation and preservation of the coastal and oceanic environment. The focus is on interdisciplinary problem solving - using natural and social science theory to resolve real-world environmental problems. A distinguished faculty from around the country assembles for this concentrated five-week program, along with conservation practitioners from around the world participating as Global Fellows.