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.

Student Stories

Experiential Opportunities

Marine Science Center


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 an exciting year of field and laboratory studies at three very different locations, the Northeast coast and the Northwest coast in the United States, as well as Panama’s Caribbean coast in Central America. The Three Seas Program is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students eager to broaden their knowledge of marine science. Our program has a strong research focus, with a diverse and high-caliber faculty who direct active research programs.



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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…

Behavioral Neuroscience co-op works as animal care intern

BNS student Kei Inge has spent her co-op taking care of animals and spreading awareness of wildlife conservation at the Franklin Park Zoo

Psychology student teaches sustainable gardening

Meet psychology major Joli Assumma, who has spent her co-op in Cape Town teaching children about sustainable gardening of fruits and vegetables.