Auburn University Marine Biology Program
Information for MARB students and students who wish to participate in the Marine Biology Offerings.
The purpose of this page is to provide some basic information about the
Auburn Marine Biology Undergraduate Major and associated programs. This
page is a work in progress and is not complete and will continue to be
adjusted and updated. Updates will bear the date of the adjustment.
This information is provided as a general guideline. Final answers and/or decisions reside with your advisor or the Program Coordinator as appropriate (not this page or another student). If you are without an advisor contact Dr. Tony Moss, the program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also remember that the AU Marine Biology Club has a FaceBook page. Please feel free to ask and post answers there - but remember - your advisor, not other students have the latest and most accurate information.
To get this started and because of the time of year the first installment will deal with the 16 SUMMER HOURS that are part of the curriculum.
Where do I take summer hours?
There are a variety of choices. Most AU students take courses at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), but a growing number attend Gulf Coast Research Laboratories (GCRL). Students can also elect to take independent study or research internships for credit - these must be approved by the Program Coordinator, Dr. Tony Moss.
to approve the summer hours?
Do I have to take 8 hours each summer?
What is the timeline for taking these courses?
Timelines for other labs are different - you need to find out their calendar. Be proactive! And, stay in touch with the coordinator.
How do I apply and enroll for DISL and GCRL?
Can I get "shut out" of a course?
Who do I pay?
Can I list alternate choices for DISL and GCRL?
Can I switch classes once the summer term has
Can I take courses elsewhere and Why are DISL
and GCRL different?
Can I get independent credit or research hours
for summer credits?
If you want to take internship hours for you summer credit you need to do the following:
By email, send program information to the AU Marine Biology Program Coordinator (Tony Moss: email@example.com). Who is hosting it? What is the time commitment (hours per week for how many weeks?). What will you actually be doing? Who will be your direct, actual supervisor? How will a grade be assessed?
After this you will need to figure out how to fit the credit hours into your schedule.
Can I do international study abroad for the
Please look back here for updates.