About the 10-week program
Beam Reach is an off-campus adventure that lets advanced undergrads and recent graduates live the life a marine biologist. It’s a 10-week taste of what it’s like to be a graduate student or a professional field scientist.
Conduct your own research on endangered killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. Work alongside expert mentors while living sustainably on a sailboat.
Voyaging with Beam Reach is also an intense, life-altering experience. Push yourself! Forge strong friendships with your shipmates. Back on dry land, you’ll have plenty of stories to share.
Plus, you’ll have a transcript with 18 credits from the University of Washington. Two courses from the School of Oceanography structure the program each Spring (April-June) and/or Fall (August-October).
Explore the site & then come explore the oceans with us!