Don’t just study Marine Science. Immerse yourself in it!

At Stony Brook Southampton’s Semester by the Sea in Marine Sciences, you’ll spend 16 intensive weeks living and working side by side with our world-renowned faculty as you learn about Long Island’s bays, estuaries, salt marshes, beaches, ocean, and marine life at one of the nation’s premier oceanographic institutes.

Whether you’re aboard one of our state-of-the-art research vessels or performing experiments in our new $8 million waterfront Marine Sciences Center, you’ll learn by doing while earning 15 college credits in one term.
Any student may enroll, but the program is best suited for upper-level science majors as several of the elective courses have prerequisites.  Recent graduates may also apply.

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