2013 Summer Field Program
Experience the Marine Biology of the Gulf of Mexico.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) was established in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1947 and is home to the Summer Field Program. The Summer Field Program is designed to allow undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab based setting. On site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library, and a specimen museum. Make your plans today to attend the 2013 Summer Field Program and gain an experience of a lifetime!
- Preview the Summer Field Program in these video clips.
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- Course descriptions are here.
- Details, fees, and application forms and instructions are here.
- Download and view the 2013 Summer Field Program Brochure (pdf file).
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) Summer Field Program focuses on studies of plants and animals in their natural habitats and physical and chemical processes in local marine and coastal environments. Most classes are field-oriented with trips on one or more of the GCRL oceanographic and fisheries research vessels: 97-foot R/V Tommy Munro, 55-foot R/V Tom McIlwain, and 38-foot R/V Hermes.
Dormitory housing is available for single students, two per room (includes Ethernet internet access) and the dining hall serves three meals daily. GCRL is located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. Water sports, fishing, golf, tennis, biking, and hiking are among the local opportunities for recreation available to GCRL students.
The 2013 summer terms run May 13 - 24, May 28 - June 25, and June 26 - July 26. GCRL’s three-term summer program enables students to earn up to 15 semester hours of credit. A student may enroll in only one course each term. Students should not take classes at other campuses while taking field courses at GCRL.
Details on all course offerings and syllabi (syllabuses) are available on the SFP Course Offerings page.
Summer Mini-Session, May 13-24, 2013
First Term, May 28 – June 25, 2012
Second Term, June 26 – July 26, 2013
For More Information
Program details, fee information, and application forms are provided here.
Coordinator of Educational Programs
Margaret Firth, Undergraduate Programs Specialist