Marine Biology at UCSD

Dive deep into the content of this course in one of the most fitting physical environments - on the campus of UCSD

Program Highlights

Study the ocean environment including the various types of marine ecosystems and diverse marine life found within.
Explore various marine vertebrates and invertebrates and their anatomy through hands-on dissections.
Learn about various human and natural factors threatening our oceans and marine life today, as well as current and prospective conservation efforts.
Meet with various professionals within the field to learn about the various paths and research opportunities you can pursue as a marine biologist.
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Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$5,198 Tuition will increase to $5,398 after November 30th

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Tuition will increase to $3,698 after November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2, 998 Tuition will increase to $3,098 after November 30th

Dates:

Session 1:
July 9, 2023 July 21, 2023

Session 2:
July 23, 2023 August 4, 2023

Location:

To be held at UC San Diego
San Diego, CA

Course Overview

There’s no better place to study Marine Biology this summer than with Summer Springboard on the campus of UC San Diego. All within minutes of campus, The Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Tide Pools and Underwater Park, San Diego-Scripps Coastal State Marine Conservation Area, and Scripps Coastal Reserve – to name just a few – make this the ideal location for practical exposure and hands-on learning possibilities for our students. Summer Springboard students will be able to dive deep into the content of this course in one of the most fitting physical environments – on the campus of UCSD, a university known for its ocean and earth science research and education.

Meet your instructor

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


At our UCSD campus, possible course excursions include whale watching, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Birch Aquarium and tidepooling, Scripps Experimental Aquarium, Scripps Marine Biodiversity Center, SDSU's Coastal and Marine Institute, tidepooling along the La Jolla Shores, and more.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program