Dates, credits, costs
Dates of current & upcoming programs:
|Spring 2012||Mar 26 – Jun 01|
|Fall 2012||Aug 20 – Oct 26|
|Spring 2013||Apr 01 – Jun 07|
Courses generally begin on a Monday and end on a Saturday. Allow 1-2 days for travel to/from Friday Harbor, WA.
Two courses totaling 18 quarter credits (12 semester credits) from the University of Washington often satisfy distribution, major, and writing requirements.
10 credits: Marine Field Research (OCEAN 360)
08 credits: Practicing Sustainability Science (OCEAN 365)
Total program cost is $14,900 (United States dollars). This covers your tuition, room, and board. It does not cover travel to and from the program, or incidental costs. Financial assistance is available.
More about program dates
Beam Reach offers a 10-week program in the fall or spring. Programs dates fit within most academic calendars — semesters, quarters, or blocks — and overlap strategically with the season when killer whales reside in Washington State.
The Beam Reach academic calendar shows the planned dates of the land and sea components of upcoming programs. While it is not likely, it is possible that dates may change.
More about credits
Courses are approved for 18 quarter credits (12 semester credits) by the University of Washington (UW). You can graduate on time by using the credits on your official UW transcript to satisfy requirements at your home school. You may also arrange to use your Beam Reach research project to satisfy major requirements, like senior theses or capstone projects. When you meet with your academic advisor the Beam Reach curriculum description may provide helpful information.
More about costs
While it is not likely, it is possible that the total program costs for a particular program may change. Financial assistance is available, either as a reduction in program costs from Beam Reach or from external scholarships, grants, and loans.