Undergraduate Academics

Shoals Marine Laboratory has a proud history of excellence in undergraduate education spanning more than half a century. We offer a wide variety of courses to students from all over the world and have need and merit-based scholarships available to make courses affordable for all!

Admissions Process

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Make this the summer you dive into marine science at Shoals Marine Laboratory! Our academic team will help you through all steps of our admissions process.

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and fees change depending on whether you enroll through Cornell or UNH.

Undergraduate Courses

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SML undergraduate courses are offered from May to August, and cover a broad range of subjects from organismal studies to theories of ecology, evolution, and behavior.

Shoals Semester Program

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Enroll in at least four SML credit courses and accelerate your undergraduate prorgram over the summer!

Financial Support and Scholarships

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Shoals Marine Laboratory offers financial support and scholarships to all undergraduate students, and applying is easy!

Shoals Research Apprenticeship

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The Shoals Research Apprenticeship is a two-part, four-week program aimed at providing you with the opportunity to learn the ins & outs of independent biological field research.