Marine Immersion

Course Dates

August 12, 2019 to August 19, 2019


Open to any incoming, first-year ("pre-freshmen") University of New Hampshire student, especially but not exclusively for UNH students in the Marine/Estuarine/Freshwater Biology, General Biology, Zoology, and related majors.


Marine Immersion for 2019 is full. Please contact Dr. Jessica Bolker ( to be added to a waitlist.

Prospective Marine Immersion students should click here to reference the Marine Immersion website for information about tuition, fees, and financial support for this program. The 'Tuition & Fees' and 'Financial Support' information on the SML website applies to all other SML courses, but does not apply to Marine Immersion students. 

2019 course costs: $1542 for New Hampshire residents and $1636 for non-residents (course cost includes all tuition, fees, registration, room, board, & transportation between Portsmouth, NH and SML).

Course Description

An intensive 2-credit course for incoming freshmen, surveying a range of marine-related fields (with emphasis on biology and ecology), research approaches, and organisms.  Marine Immersion will introduce students to the breadth, excitement and challenges of marine science through lectures, demonstrations, and field experience offered by a cohort of UNH faculty and through short research projects carried out at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island.


Dr. Jessica Bolker:

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Jason Goldstein:

Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Course Video

Watch Marine Immersion 2014 in action at Shoals!



Course Numbers

Cornell: UNH pre-freshmen only
UNH: MEFB 410 (2 Credits)