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Courses

Check back in mid-October for an updated list of courses to be offered in spring/summer 2021.

Visit this page for updates on COVID-19 and UMBS courses. We are updating individual course pages as we determine whether or not they can be offered in-person or remotely. 

Once you've read the descriptions below, you can apply (application coming soon!) for the courses you wish to take. You'll first be prompted to create a user account. Please consider applying for merit- or need-based financial aid. The deadline to apply for aid is March 31, 2021.

NOTE: New Applications require administrative approval (to minimize fake accounts), which takes up to 24 hours.

Spring field classes

May 11 - Variable end dates, see course descriptions (2020)

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

2020 courses:

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, called extension courses, are tied to a fall or winter class on the Ann Arbor campus;
  • tuition for extension courses is assessed and credits are awarded in the subsequent fall semester; tuition for non-extension courses is due in the semester in which the course runs;
  • room and board at the Biological Station is automatically covered by UMBS scholarships;
  • you will need to follow the specific instructions on the individual course pages below to register.

2020 courses:

Summer field classes

June 20 - August 8, 2020

Students take two of the following classes. Each class is 5 credits and meets every other day (days noted on the course description pages).

2020 courses:

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, called extension courses, are tied to a fall or winter class on the Ann Arbor campus;
  • tuition for extension courses is assessed and credits are awarded in the subsequent fall semester; tuition for non-extension courses is due in the semester in which the course runs;
  • room and board at the Biological Station is automatically covered by UMBS scholarships;
  • you will need to follow the specific instructions on the individual course pages below to register.

2020 courses: