Undergrad/Summer Programs

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The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Summer Programs consists of three sessions of undergraduate and graduate courses in Marine Science. The session dates for 2017 are:

  • a two week May term (May 15 - May 26)
  • a five-week First Session (May 29 - June 30)  
  • a five-week Second session. (July 3 - August 4)

During the three sessions, more than 25 marine science courses of varying amounts of credit are offered.

During the summer, a majority of students are in residence on the DISL campus. Class schedules and field trips often require students to spend some evening and weekend time working in the laboratory, on class projects or on extended field exercises. These courses emphasize learning through 'hands on' laboratory and research experience.

All students must register for summer classes and housing directly with the DISL beginning in January each year.

Students must also register at their home university/DISL member school when registration opens. Students from DISL Member Schools register and receive credit for DISL courses directly through their home campus.  Students at DISL member schools should contact the DISL Liaison Officer at their school.

Students not attending one of the 22 DISL member schools may register as a transient student at a DISL member school. Those students should contact DISL University Programs Registrar Regina Kollegger via phone at (251) 861-2141 or via email at rkollegger@disl.org.

To learn more about the DISL Summer Program, watch the videos below, and follow the links to the left.