Experiential Learning

Students at Northeastern University with majors in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Marine Biology have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom - through co-ops, the Three Seas program, and much more.

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Experiential Opportunities

Marine Science Center

Co-op

Cooperative Education (co-op) is a distinctive form of experiential education in which students alternate periods of academic study with 6 month periods of work experience in their field(s) of interest. Learn more about co-op opportunities in Marine and Environmental Sciences.

 

Three Seas

Students who wish to move beyond the confines of the traditional classroom will spend a year immersed in field and laboratory science at three distinct locations: the Northeast and Pacific Northwest coasts of the United States, and the Caribbean coast of Central America. The Three Seas Program is ideal for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students who wish to broaden their knowledge of marine science. This program has a strong research focus taught by a diverse and high-caliber faculty who direct active research programs worldwide.

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Caring for octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish on co-op

Cephalopod co-op Matt Everett didn't know what to expect when he started at the Marine Biological Laboratory, but he's found a place where he can forge new science while working…
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Dispatches from an Antarctic Co-op: Climate Change

See human impacts on Antarctica through Jake's eyes in his latest update
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A voyage to the bottom of the sea in search of exploding rocks

When Northeastern student Harry Brodsky went 3,300 meters beneath the surface of the ocean in the deep-sea submarine Alvin, he wasn’t scared of the dark, he didn’t feel claustrophobic, but…
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