About the 10-week program

Beam Reach is an off-campus adventure that lets advanced undergrads and recent graduates live the life a┬ámarine 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).

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