Beam Reach is an independent contractor and not a part of the University of
Washington (UW). The following Beam Reach courses are UW courses that have
been approved for UW academic credit by the College of Ocean and Fisheries
Sciences, School of Oceanography: OCEAN 499a (Undergraduate Research, 10
quarter credits) “Marine field research” and OCEAN 499b (Undergraduate
Research, 8 quarter credits).
Student registration to receive UW credit for both courses occurs through UW Extension.
UW credit for any course is only available for students who successfully
complete that course and pay the associated fees. UW credit courses are
recorded on an official UW Transcript. Students may contact the UW Transcript
Office at 206-543-5759 or see the UW Web site at
to request a transcript.