Summer Term 1

May 16 - June 17, 2016

updated 8/31/2015

The Marine Laboratory, set within the natural beauty of the Outer Banks of coastal North Carolina, offers a picturesque residential campus, where learning in small, intimate groups takes place and students have direct access to the area's natural resources while using the latest scientific innovations. Many of the marine science summer courses include field studies components.

The summer courses below are open to qualified college undergraduates, graduate students, and post-baccalaureates. These courses are not open to high school students.

Course Load

  • During Summer Term I students may enroll in only one course if the course is Molecular Biology, Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, or General Physics.
  • Students interested in Introductory Biostatistics may also enroll in research independent study.
  • Students interested in independent study should contact for instructions.

Tuition Scholarships are available for marine science courses during the summer (one per summer).

How to Enroll
Duke students enroll through ACES after February 22.

Non-Duke students are asked to submit an enrollment form online

Course Costs
Tuition and Room & Board costs can be found on the costs page: Summer Costs


Undergraduate Summer 1 Courses

BIOLOGY 377LA. Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Structure, function, and development of invertebrates collected from estuarine and marine habitats. In this course, we will explore biodiversity through...

PHY 141LA. General Physics

First part of a two-semester, calculus-based, physics survey course for students planning study in medicine or the life sciences. Topics:...

STA 102. Introductory Biostatistics

Reading and interpretation of statistical analysis from life and health sciences. Topics include: basic concepts and tools of probability, estimation,...