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Courses

Field classes meet for an entire day at a time, typically between breakfast and dinner. Some classes (e.g. Biology of Birds) start before breakfast and finish in the early afternoon. Others (e.g. Field Mammalogy and Biology of Fishes) may occasionally meet in the evening or even overnight. These extended class periods give you a chance to visit and spend time learning about sites away from campus, as well as collect data or run small experiments there.

Spring field classes

May 20 - June 16, 2018

Students take one of the following 5 credit classes. Each class meets all day, 5-6 days per week.

Once you've read the descriptions at the links below, please apply here for the class you wish to take.

Spring Transforming Learning classes

Because these classes are part of the university-funded Transforming Learning Program,

  • they are only open to University of Michigan Ann Arbor students
  • some are tied to a fall or winter class on the Ann Arbor campus;
  • tuition is assessed and credits are awarded in the subsequent fall semester
  • your room and board at the Biological Station is covered, less a $75 deposit, by a scholarship
  • you will need to follow the specific instructions on the individual course pages below to register.

Summer field classes

June 25 - August 18, 2018

Students take two of the following classes. Each class is 5 credits and meets all day, 2-3 days per week (days noted on the course description pages).

Once you've read the descriptions at the links below, please apply here for the classes you wish to take.

Late summer Transforming Learning classes

Because these classes are part of the university-funded Transforming Learning Program,

  • they are only open to University of Michigan Ann Arbor students;
  • some are tied to a fall or winter class on the Ann Arbor campus;
  • tuition is assessed and credits are awarded in the subsequent fall semester;
  • your room and board at the Biological Station is covered, less a $75 deposit, by a scholarship;
  • you will need to follow the specific instructions on the individual course pages below to register.