Summer Term 2

July 11 - August 12, 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 college undergraduates, graduate students, and post-baccalaureates. These courses are not open to high school students.

Course Load

  • Students enrolled in Conservation Biology and Policy or Unmanned Aircraft Systems can also take Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, or Marine Ecology.
  • Students enrolled in Physics 142LA may not take a second course.
  • Students interested in Research 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

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 2 Courses

BIOLOGY 376LA. Marine Mammals

The biology of cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters, and sea birds. Topics covered include the diversity, evolution, ecology, and behavior...

PHY 142LA. General Physics II

Second part of a two-semester calculus based course surveying principles of physics for students planning to study medicine or life...