Semester at WHOI


Join us for Fall 2017! Conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities and learn about the ocean from leaders in ocean science and engineering.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is offering a semester-long, tuition-supported program for advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors) majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics that features a significant research experience. The Semester At WHOI (SAW) program is particularly well-suited for students who are planning to obtain an advanced degree in ocean sciences, ocean engineering, or related fields in the geosciences.

The semester features a for-credit research project overseen by a WHOI scientist or engineer. See the WHOI Areas of Research for potential projects and advisors.

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Students will also have the opportunity to take one or two ocean science courses designed specifically for this program and/or choose from a small number of graduate courses that are also offered for undergraduate credit. The combination of the research project and course work will provide a full semester of credit transferable back to the student's home institution.

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