Undergraduate Student Programs

The Duke Marine Lab offers undergraduate residential courses in fall and spring semesters and in two summer terms. Courses are taught by world-renowned faculty from Duke University and other universities and research institutions. Small class sizes and an island setting facilitate rewarding student-faculty interactions. Enrollment is open to all qualified Duke and non-Duke students. Note that a special tuition rate (representing a savings of $2000) is automatic for undergraduate (Duke and non-Duke) students enrolled in the fall or spring semester. Enrollment information is available here >.

The Duke Marine Lab has formal agreements with 37 undergraduate institutions that are members of the Marine Science Education Consortium (MSEC). Students at MSEC schools should consult with their on-campus MSEC representative about studying at the Duke Marine Lab.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences >


NEW! Undergraduate Scholarships in Marine Science (Fall)
Tuition Scholarships (Summer)
Bookhout Research Scholarships (Summer)

Academic Programs

Marine Science and Conservation Leadership Certificate
Rachel Carson Scholars Program

Student Resources

Advising Resources for Duke Undergraduate Students & Advisors
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Information for Incoming Students (pdf)
Life on the Island (pdf)

If you need assistance getting to the Duke Marine Lab for the start of classes, please contact katie.wood@duke.edu.

For other questions, please visit our Undergraduate FAQs page or contact the Duke Marine Lab Admissions office for additional information ml_enrollment@nicholas.duke.edu, or (252) 504-7508.