Juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who have taken at least three lab science courses and one semester each of chemistry, biology, and precalculus/calculus are eligible to apply. Some exceptionally prepared sophomores may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis.
Students in all academic disciplines who meet program requirements and are interested in hands-on lab work and ocean science or policy are welcome to apply. Desirable applicants will have a genuine curiosity about how the ocean works and how scientists unravel its many mysteries.
Students who have participated in the program have had a variety of majors, including chemistry; psychology; art; biology; science, technology, and society; geology; and environmental science.
Students at other colleges or universities should contact Benjamin Twining, director of research and education at Bigelow Laboratory.