SEA Semester

Every SEA Semester begins with a shore component on SEA's campus in Woods Hole, MA and is followed by an open ocean research voyage.  SEA Semester offers a number of programs/voyages in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Fields of study:

oceanography, maritime history and culture, environmental studies, public policy, and nautical research

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement)

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring

Calendar:

Calendar varies for each SEA program/voyage

Credits:

The Global Oceans
Leadership in a Dynamic Environment (4 credits)
Maritime History & Culture (4 credits)
The Ocean & Global Change (4 credits)
Electives (Choose Two)
Cultural Landscapes & Seascapes: A Sense of Place (3 credits)
Data Communication & Visualization (3 credits)
Toward a Sustainable Ocean: Conservation & Management (3 credits)
Directed Oceanographic Research (4 credits)

Colonialization to Conservation in the Caribbean (CCC)
Maritime History and Culture (4 credits)
Marine Environmental History (4 credits)
Nautical Science (3 credits)
Oceanography (3 credits)
Maritime Studies (3 credits)

Oceans and Climate
Oceans in the Global Carbon Cycle (4 credits)
Ocean Science and Public Policy (3 credits)
Nautical Science: Seamanship for Oceanographers (3 credits)
Advanced Oceanographic Field Methods (4 credits)
Directed Oceanographic Research (4 credits)

Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems (SPICE)
Maritime History and Culture (4 credits)
Marine Environmental History (4 credits)
Nautical Science (3 credits)
Oceanography (3 credits)
Maritime Studies (3 credits)

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Advanced Topics in Biological Oceanography: Biodiversity (4 credits)
Ocean Science and Public Policy (3 credits)
Directed Oceanographic Research (4 credits)
Advanced Ocean Policy Research (4 credits)
Nautical Science (3 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 SEA Semester credit = 1 Whitman credit

Housing:

Woods Hole: in a house shared with other SEA Semester students
On Ship: In a small berth

Meals:

Woods Hole: Students work together to shop for and prepare meals
On Board Ship: all meals are provided. Students take turns helping prepare meals in the ship's galley.

Internships:

None

Scholarships:

See Link to Financial Aid

Program Link:

SEA Semester