Monday, February 29, 2016

Get a "hands-on, feet-wet" education this summer!

The Chincoteague Bay Field Station is located in Wallops Island, VA on the eastern shore of Virginia. This barrier island ecosystem provides unique opportunities for students to take classes and to conduct research. Summer classes at the Field Station are a great way to get a “ hands-on, feet-wet” education. Classes are taught by faculty from different colleges of the PA State System of Higher Education but ALL COURSES will transfer to BU WITH THE LETTER GRADE. Courses run three weeks and meet morning, afternoon, and sometimes evening as needed for the course content. You would only take one course in three weeks. Most of the science courses at the field station are not offered at BU and many count as biology electives. Be sure to check with your academic advisor regarding the appropriateness of a class to your particular curriculum!  Please contact Drs. Klinger (, Hranitz (, or Corbin ( for more information. Directions for signing up for field station courses will be found later in the spring semester at the BU registrar’s office website.    Course descriptions can be found at 

at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station
3 credits | 4 sessions, 3 weeks each | Open to all college students | 
Housing on-site

Session I
May 16- June 3

Session III
June 27 - July 15

Session II
June 6 - June 24

Session IV
July 18 - Aug 5