Each summer, UMass Boston offers several courses from May until August. These courses often feature field work that allows participants to use the island’s natural resources to investigate classroom topics.
In most cases, housing at the field station or at Gouin Village is included in course fees; students provide their own meals and transportation to and from Nantucket. Cost varies yearly. If you are taking the course and do not need housing, a discount in fees may be available.
Courses offered explore many fields of study -- from history, to marine biology, to spider ecology. These programs, as well as all of UMass Boston's summer programs, are administered through UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies, which oversees corporate, continuing, and distance education.
SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE
6/3/18-6/16/18 HIST 374 The Whaling Women of Nantucket 3 credits (meets US diversity AND Humanites distributions) Click here to read more or contact email@example.com Click here for the course application.
6/ 17/18-6/30/18 BIOL 340/540 Marine Mammal Biology, 3 credits Click here to read more or contact Stephanie.Wood@umb.edu Click here for the course application.
7/15/18-7/28/18 BIOL 306/506 Marine and Coastal Ecological Research 3 credits Click here to read more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for the course application.
7/29/18- 8/11/18 ENVSTY 321 Spiders of Nantucket 2 credits Click here to read more or contact Alan.Christian@umb.edu Click here for the course application.
8/12/18-8/25/18 BIOL 100 Coastal Ecology 3 credits(meets Natural Science distribution) Click here to read more or contact Greg.Beck@umb.edu Click here for the course application.
The Nantucket Semester is a once in a lifetime experience open to undergraduate students from across the United States. Similar to a study abroad experience, the semester immerses you in the culture, history, and traditions of Nantucket. The Nantucket Semester provides immersive research experiences to all participants designed to engage undergraduate students in the practice of environmental science and studies. As a learning community, students from all majors participate in courses that leverage the rich cultural, human, and natural resources of Nantucket with each integrating across all disciplines of the environment. Read more here.