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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Northeastern and GlaxoSmithKline launch joint experiential PhD program

Northeastern has partnered with global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to launch a first-of-its-kind, joint experiential PhD program. Employees of GSK who enroll in the program will conduct pharmaceutical research projects co-developed…
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Ten things to know about being on co-op at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory

Meet Katie Larkin, Jameson O’Reilly, and Preston Epps. Three fourth year students who spent the last six months living and working abroad at one of the world’s largest centers for…
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Co-op takes BNS student to special needs school in Peru

Emilie Miller is spending her co-op working with children with disabilities at a special needs school in Cusco, Peru. Her help is much needed as the school is understaffed, and…
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