Science and General Science

South Africa:

Cape Town – IES: University of Cape Town

Why study in South Africa?

  • opportunity to live in a highly diverse African nation undergoing profound social and economic changes while studying in a city faced with extremes of wealth and poverty
  • field placement with NGO or local business
  • university classes with local students at the University of Cape Town

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Program in Cape Town, South Africa features courses with South African students at the University of Cape Town and field placements with NGOs. 

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Courses: Service-learning in NGO in environmental management, social and economic or health care and community development; two to four University of Cape Town courses.
  • Subject and themes: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Development Studies, Global Health, History, Literature, Mathematics and Statistics, Natural and Applied Sciences, Political Science, Sociology     
  • Field trips: Excursions in the Western Cape; trip to Johannesburg and Kruger National Park.
  • Housing: Apartments shared with program students in local neighborhoods.
  • Prerequisites: All majors. GPA minimum-3.0. Strongly recommended: History 261 and/or other courses including study of South African history, politics, culture, and society.
  • Calendar: Fall (July – November) and Spring (late January – June)

Other university-based programs in developing countries you may wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (Off-Campus Study) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (Off-Campus Study) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural and Applied Sciences
Political Science
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Cape Town – Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

Why study in South Africa?

  • academically rigorous biological field study program led by distinguished international experts.
  • Independent research project
  • extraordinary graduate school and career connections

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in South Africa, in cooperation with Duke University, offers in-depth biology, ecology studies and training in field research. The program is based in a protected area that is home to thousands of animal and plant species. 

  • Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Courses:  Ecosystems and Diversity, Field Research Skills, Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa, and History through Culture of South Africa;  Research Project
  • Subject and themes: Biology, Environmental Studies
  • Field trips: Drakensburg Mountains, Cape Town
  • Housing: Group accommodation in various locations; rural home-stay
  • Prerequisites: All majors. GPA minimum-2.75. At least two semesters of biology. Environmental studies and course on Africa recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall and spring semester.

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor K. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1205
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Biology
Environmental Studies
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) | Duke University | 919-684-5774 | Fax: 919-684-5661 | Steve Hutcheson: steve.hutcheson[at]duke[dot]edu

Tanzania:

ACM - Human Evolution and Ecology

Why study in Tanzania?

  • Focus on the anthropology of human origins and ecology
  • Environmental field studies in Tarangire National Park
  • Paleo-anthropology studies in Laetoli and Olduvai Gorge

Tanzania: Human Evolution and Ecology focuses on the natural and social sciences, offering  rare opportunities for field work in some of the world's greatest paleo-archeological and environmental areas.

  • Location: Dar-es-Salaam Tanangire and Serengeti National Parks, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Courses: Human evolution, Ecology, Research Methods, Field Practicum, Kiswahili
  • Academic themes: Anthropology, Archeology, Biology and Environmental studies, Sociology 
  • Housing: Dormitories, tent camps, home-stay
  • Prerequisites: None.  All majors. Relevant coursework in anthropology, biology, and/or environmental studies strongly recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall semester only.

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Bentley-Condit, (Anthropology) Goodnow 301
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Archeology
Biology
Environmental Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Australia:

Melbourne – IES: University of Melbourne

Arcadia University College of Global Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia

  • The Arcadia University Program at the University of Melbourne, in one of Australia's largest and most diverse cities, is associated with one of the world's top 20 educational institutions.
  • Students are directly enrolled at the university and may take courses together with Australian and other international students in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including interdisciplinary subject areas, such as: Australian Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Women's Studies. In addition, there are field study options in Biology, Botany, Education, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Physics and Zoology. Some of the University's most popular disciplines include: Australian/Aboriginal Cultural Studies, Australian Ecology, Education, History, Media Studies, and Psychology.
  • University education in Australia is based on the tutorial system. Typically, students will have two lectures per week in each class and one tutorial, or small group meeting with readings and topics for discussion.  There is also a special service learning course, Community Volunteering for Change, including an 80-hour placement in a non-profit organization as well as pre-and post-placement seminars.
  • Program participants are members of the Student Union, which offers cultural events, activities, and over 100 cultural, interest, and sports clubs.
  • Housing is provided in apartments shared with other program students or, on a very limited basis, with Australian students in one of the twelve university residential colleges, where student are expected to participate in college life including social events and sports clubs.
  • Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Interest in specializing in a particular subject area, ideally your major.

Arcadia University College of Global Studies |1-866-927-2234 |  Fax: 215-572-2174 | educationabroad[at]arcadia[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Fennell, (Philosophy) Steiner 207
Professor Sharpe, (Sciences) Science 2035
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108 (other majors)
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107 (other majors)
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Northern Queensland - SFS: Tropical Rainforest Management

School for Field Studies (SFS), Tropical Rainforest Management in Austrailia 

  • The focus of the SFS program in North Queenland is on the restoration and management of degraded forest, pasturelands, and watersheds. Australia, realizing that its rainforests shelter unique species found nowhere else on earth, has moved faster than most countries in confronting the threats to their destruction, and since 1988, most of the remaining forests were declared protected under World Heritage designation.
  • Operating out of the SFS Center, surrounded by protected forests, students live and study on a fully equipped research compound. A week of orientation and preliminary lectures is followed by a series of integrated case studies focusing on local environmental problems and resource conflicts.
  • Students are registered in four courses: Rainforest Ecology; Principles of Forest Management; Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values; and Directed Research. Days are spent in a combination of lectures, field exercises and research in the surrounding natural rainforest, areas under reforestation, and nearby private lands under cultivation. Faculty lectures are supplemented by guest lectures from local experts, government officials, and representatives of area communities. Every student completes and presents a directed research project utilizing on techniques, statistical methods, and scientific writing skills learned at the SFS Center.
  • In addition to interviewing farmers, resource managers, and aboriginal clan members to gain a variety of perspectives on the issues surrounding preservation and restoration of the forests, students are integrated into local life through volunteer activities, including working with environmental groups and giving presentations in local schools.
  • Accommodation is provided in shared cabins.
  • Eligibility: At least one course in environmental studies or biology recommended. Commitment to understanding environmental issues. Willingness to live and work in groups.

School for Field Studies | 978-741-3544 | Fax: 978-741-3551 | admissions[at]fieldstudies[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor J. Brown, (Biology) Science 1204
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Environmental Studies
Website: Program Website

New Zealand:

Dunedin – Arcadia: University of Otago

Center of Education Abroad (CEA) at University of Otago, New Zealand

Program Summary will be posted soon

Arcadia University The College of Global Studies
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
Toll-free Number: 1-866-927-2234 | Local number: 215-572-2901 | Fax: 215-572-2174
Email: educationabroad[at]arcadia[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Sharpe, (Sciences) Science 2035
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Denmark:

Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Denmark is a large program offering an extensive selection of subject tracks in a broad range of subject areas, integrating extensive course-embedded travel.

  • Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Curriculum is subdivided into distinct programs, each with a specific academic focus.  Students choose one program and enroll in its associated core course, Danish, and three electives.   
  • Field trips:  Each core course has two associated study tours, usually to different parts of Denmark and Europe. Optional study tours are organized to a wide variety of locations during semester breaks. 
  • Housing: homestays, dormitories, apartments 
  • Prerequisites: None. European History and/or Politics are recommended 
  • Calendar: Fall or Spring.

Why study in Denmark?

  • Offers well planned subject tracks in virtually all subject areas
  • Core course includes extensive travel in Denmark and other European destinations 
  • Courses taught by a wide range of experts, including former government officials, working professionals, and university faculty
  • Optional study tours to a wide range of locations throughout Europe and Russia

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Professor Levandoski, (Chemistry) Science 2009
Professor Henry, (GWSS) Mears 301
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biomedicine
Child Development
Economics
European Studies
Genocide Studies
History
Human Rights
Medical Practice and Policy
Migration Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Website: Program Website

England:

London – IES: University College London

Why study at University College London?

  • Top-rated university with strengths across the academic spectrum
  • Central London location offers wealth of cultural activities
  • Opportunity to study your subject at the advanced level with British and international students

    University College London is a direct enrollment university option designed for students who wish to pursue the study of particular subject area in depth in classes with local students

    • Location:  London, England
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Academics: Students enroll in four courses, choosing from one to two academic departments. Lecture-style courses with small group tutorials. Special Grinnell College connections exist in the Departments of Neuroscience and Economics.   
    • Field trips:  Optional excursions to various parts of the UK
    • Housing: Dormitories
    • Prerequisites: Required previous coursework varies by academic department. Student must already have coursework in a particular subject area to take related courses. GPA requirement varies by subject area: minimum GPA - 3.3. Detailed academic rationale and course plan. 
    • Calendar: Spring semester only.

    You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Levandoski, (Neuroscience) Science 2009
Professor B. Ferguson, (Economics) Carnegie 205
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Economics
Neuroscience
Humanities
Science
Social Science
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

France:

Nantes – IES: University of Nantes

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Nantes

  • The IES program in Nantes is located in the historical capital of Brittany, the sixth largest city in France with a population of over 500,000. Rich in tradition, yet unspoiled by tourism, Nantes offers students the opportunity to live and study in an authentically French atmosphere. Only two hours by train from Paris, the location allows easy access to the capital as well as to Breton villages and towns of the Atlantic coast.
  • The program has two important goals: to improve students' written and oral proficiency in French through language and area studies courses and internships, and to introduce students to contemporary France and its role in the European Union. All courses are taught in French by native French faculty, many of whom are full professors at the Université de Nantes. Through a combination of courses taught by both IES and the university, students study grammar, conversation, and phonetics as well as area studies courses in Art History, Economics, History, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre.
  • Internship opportunities include teaching in French collèges (junior high schools) and lycées (high schools) and options in local banks, not-for-profit associations, multinational corporations and regional government organization. Volunteer work is available in charitable associations and groups that arrange tutoring for children. Field trips are organized to such locations as Mont Saint-Michel, Saint Malo, and the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. A one-week optional field trip is available to destinations in Provence such as Le Pont du Gard (a Roman aqueduct), and the Roman amphitheaters in Arles and Nimes.
  • Housing is provided in homestays with carefully selected families.
  • Eligibility: Fifth semester level in French.

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:  shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Harrison, (French) Macy 110
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D 
Professor Moisan, (French) ARH 330A
Professor Caradec, (French) ARH 330C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied French to the prerequisite level.
Related Fields of Study
Website: Program Website

Chile:

Santiago - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
  • The IES in Santiago, Chile operates in cooperation with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Chile, where students enroll in courses to supplement IES classes and study alongside Chilean students.
  • The IES curriculum concentrates on the twin themes of tradition and development in Chile and Latin America, with all coursework taught in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Literature, Political Science, Spanish language and literature, and Sociology.
  • The Universidad de Chile, one of the IES partner universities, sponsors interdisciplinary research in Andean Studies, Easter Island Studies, Bioethics, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy. Courses are also offered in Anthropology, Economics, Sciences, History, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, and Sociology. At the Pontificia Universidad Católic a de Chile, Chile's largest private university, courses are available in Art, Sci ences, Geography, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, and the Social Sciences. The program features a special Heath Sciences program of interest to pre-med students.
  • A Service Learning option offers projects in social psychology and the sociology of the family and includes 60 hours of community service. Internships are also available in non-profit organizations, businesses, or government.
  • Field Trips include course-related excursions to places of interest in Santiago and elsewhere in Chile throughout the semester. An optional field trip is offered to Easter Island in the fall and Patagonia in the spring.
  • Housing is provided in homestays.
  • Eligibility: Spanish 285. Latin American Studies courses recommended.  

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Aparicio, (Spanish) ARH 220C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Latin American Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Health Sciences
Website: Program Website

Costa Rica:

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) - Global Health Program

Why study Global Health in Costa Rica?

  • Rigorous coursework focusing on both the scientific and social dimensions of global health 
  • Independent research projects at OTS Field Stations in La Selva and Las Cruces 
  • Visits to clinics and health care centers in urban and rural areas

OTS in Costa Rica Program in Global Health, offered in cooperation with Duke University provides rigorous, in-depth study and research into global health topics in Central America.

  • Location:  OTS Las Cruces and La Selva Field Stations, Costa Rica
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Courses include: Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Research Practicum, Ethnobiology, Culture and Language in Costa Rica   
  • Field trips:  San Jose, Nicaragua (fall), Panama (spring) 
  • Housing: dormitories
  • Prerequisites: GPA above 3.0. Minimum of one year of biology and one year of Spanish.
  • Calendar: Fall or spring

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biology
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Website: Program Website

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) – Tropical Biology Progam

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in Costa Rica

  • The Organization for Tropical Studies, in partnership with Duke University, offers an intellectually and physically demanding field studies program utilizing three biological field stations in ecologically distinct regions of Costa Rica. The field stations include La Selva, with state-of-the-art laboratories, one of the world's most important sites for tropical rain forest research; La Cruces, a part of the Amistad Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in Central America; and Palo Verde, containing some of the oldest remaining patches of dry rain forest and important wetland areas.
  • The program is characterized by educational experiences at ecologically contrasting sites, contact with national and international scientists, and intensive full-immersion schedules that include field work, data analysis, lectures, and student presentations. The daily schedule begins at 6:00 a.m. and often includes lectures and laboratories at night aft er a full day of field and class work.
  • In addition to the study of tropical biology, classes are offered in the environmental policy of the tropics, Spanish language, and Latin American culture.
  • The first three weeks, devoted to intensive language training, are spent in a homestay with a Costa Rican family in San Jose. At the field stations, students are housed in group living arrangements.
  • Eligibility: GPA above 3.0. Minimum of one year of biology and one year of Spanish. Ability to cope with physically and intellectually demanding program.  

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) | Duke University | 919-684-5774 | Fax: 919-684-5661 | Steve Hutcheson: steve.hutcheson[at]duke[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor K. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1205
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biological Field Studies
Environmental Studies
Website: Program Website

ACM: Environmental Field Research

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences & Humanities

  • ACM in Costa Rica is a program for advanced independent work in the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
  • Students design and conduct supervised research projects. During the first four weeks, students take an orientation course combining the intensive study of Spanish and Costa Rican culture while preparing a detailed research proposal based on a wide variety of possible projects.
  • Research opportunities exist in the areas of tropical biology and ecology; the social sciences, such as economics, political science, sociology, and public health; archeology and cultural anthropology; and literature and the arts.
  • Each student works at a carefully selected field site during March and April under the supervision of a project adviser who provides professional advising on research methodology and the practical problems of operating in the field. During a month-long period in San Jose at the end of the semester, students complete research papers and formally present their results.
  • In San Jose, housing is in homestays with Costa Rican families. Although housing arrangements differ widely during fieldwork at research sites in various parts of the country, many students are placed with families who speak only Spanish during this phase of the program.
  • Eligibility: Coursework in the proposed research discipline. Minimum of 3 semesters of Spanish or the equivalent. Preference given to students with strong backgrounds in Spanish. Familiarity with statistics and field work methodology strongly recommended.  

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Aparicio, (Spanish)  ARH 220C
Professor K. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1205
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Humanities
Social Studies
Biology
Environmental Studies
Website: Program Website

Ecuador:

Quito – Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito, Ecuador

  • IES in Quito, Ecuador offers students two options: the Area Studies and Language Program and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Direct Enrollment Program. 
  • The first focuses on the ecological and ethnic diversity of Ecuador, featuring an IES core course, a Spanish course at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), as well as a selection of courses in a wide range of disciplines from IES, PUCE, or the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), an international graduate school devoted to the Social Sciences.
  • Field study is incorporated in all course work. PUCE courses include offerings in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences, while FLACSO provides coursework in Anthropology, Economics, Gender Issues, Public Policy, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, and Environmental Studies. 
  • The second option, the USFQ program, entails full-time direct enrollment at the university in classes alongside Ecuadorians, where students may choose from a wide range of courses in the Humanities, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences, including Music and Fine Arts. USFQ has a well-developed Environmental Studies program and operates two biological field stations in the Galápagos and Amazon basin.
  • Internships are available in areas such as business, education, government and politics, public policy, science, and social organizations. Field Trips are organized as part of courses and to cultural events in and around Quito. IES subsidized trips are offered to such locations as the Galápagos, the Amazon, and the Andes.  
  • Housing is provided in homestays.
  • Eligibility: Spanish 285 for Area Studies and Language Program: 300-level Spanish for USFQ Direct Enrollment Program. Priority given to students who have studied Spanish during the semester preceding the program. Latin American studies courses recommended.

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Aparicio, (Spanish)  ARH 220C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Latin American Studies 
Social Studies
Biology
Humanities
Website: Program Website

USA:

Massachusetts – Marine Biological Laboratory: Semester in Environmental Science

Semester in Environmental Science (SES), Massachusetts

  • The Semester in Environmental Science Program (SES) is offered by the Ecosystems Center, the ecological research arm of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international institution for research and education in biology founded in 1888. In addition to MBL's permanent scientific staff of over 100, the Ecosystems Center is staffed by 13 senior scientific personnel who collaborate on more than 30 federally funded research projects.
  • The goal of the center is to investigate the fundamental processes linking organisms with their environment and apply the resulting knowledge to resource management. SES Program students participate in two core lab and lecture courses, one in Aquatic and one in Terrestrial Ecosystems, one elective, two seminar series, and an independent project.
  • Both of the core courses cover the fundamentals of ecosystem science in the context of five major environmental issues, describing linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and featuring both field and laboratory work. Students select one of three specialized electives offered each semester, providing an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a specific area of ecology, such as aquatic chemistry, microbial methods, or Mathematical modeling. Two seminar series feature of weekly presentations by nationally distinguished scientists and science writers.
  • After the end of formal coursework, student teams devote full time to research projects growing out of the core course laboratory and fieldwork. The semester concludes with oral presentation of projects, which are also presented in writing both as a scientific paper and in journalistic format suitable for a lay readership.
  • Housing is provided in the MBL dormitory. Cultural and recreational activities are available in the Woods Hole-Falmouth area and on Cape Cod.
  • Eligibility: Competitive GPA, course background in biology and environmental studies, faculty recommendations.

Semester in Environmental Science Marine Biological Laboratory | PH: 508-289-7777 | FAX: 508-289-7507 SES[at]mbl[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor P. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1812
Eligibility: Competitive GPA, course background in biology and environmental studies, faculty recommendations
Related Fields of Study
Environmental Science
Website: Program Website

Tennessee: ACM - Oak Ridge Laboratory

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

  • The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee is a U.S. Department of energy multi-program laboratory focusing on national and global energy and environmental issues.
  • The ACM program enables students in the sciences and social sciences to join ongoing investigations at ORNL and gives them the opportunity to conduct research using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. During the Interdisciplinary Seminar, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and social science students are exposed to the wide range of research carried out by ORNL scientists from many fields and participate in field trips to various research facilities.
  • In the Advanced Course, students choose from a variety of options offered by faculty members in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, economics, and computing. Independent studies in other areas are also available.
  • During the Research Component, each student is expected to devote at least 35 hours per week to a research project under the guidance of an ORNL staff scientist. Research opportunities exist in biology, concentrating on the effects of radiation; all branches of chemistry - nuclear, inorganic, and organic -; nearly all phases of physics, particularly nuclear, solid state and plasma physics; and interdisciplinary studies.
  • In the social sciences, research options exist in such areas as urban development, environmental impact statements, attitudinal surveys, and energy supply-and-demand analysis, supported by strong computing facilities and data resources.
  • Selection to the program may include a stipend of up to $3,600, depending on funding.
  • Eligibility: Upper-class standing in any of above-mentioned disciplines. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Priority given to seniors but juniors of exceptional ability considered.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | PH: 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 acm[at]acm[dot]eduAdvisor(s):
Professor P. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1812 
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Eligibility: Upper-class standing in any of above-mentioned disciplines. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Priority given to seniors but juniors of exceptional ability considered.
Related Fields of Study
National and Global Energy and Environmental Issues
Website: Program Website