Sea Semester at Woods Hole provides an experiential opportunity for students to earn a semester of credit (4 Eckerd course equivalents) in an academic, scientific, and practical experience leading to an understanding of the sea. These interdisciplinary programs are sponsored by the Sea Education Association, Inc. (S.E.A.). Every SEA Semester begins with a shore component followed by an open ocean research cruise. Each program combines elements of oceanography, maritime history and culture, environmental studies, public policy, and nautical science.
A maximum of four courses is awarded for the successful completion of a semester program with grades of C- or better. Students from any major may apply and this satisfies the Environmental Perspective requirement.
For more information, contact the Office of International Education and Off Campus Programs. Sea Education Association, Inc. also offers a shorter summer program. Students interested in the summer program must apply directly to S.E.A. and should follow the normal procedure for pre-approval of transfer credit.