Field-based coursesare UVA Summer Session classes offered by nationally-recruited faculty, and offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our NSF REU undergraduate research internship program is now in its 26th year.
Field Courses Field Biology of Fishes Summer Session I: May 21-June 15 Field Herpetology Summer Session I: May 28-June 15 Wildlife Disease Ecology Summer Session II: June 18-July 6 Stream Ecology Summer Session III: July 16-August 3 Financial aid is available.
MLBS courses are field-intensive, research-based experiences. Courses earn 3 UVA Biology credits. Non-college students are welcome to enroll.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) Become a National Science Foundation REU. Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior, and physiology under the supervision of resident scientists. REUs are internships that include all station costs, travel, and a $5,500 stipend. Program dates: May 28 – August 3 Application deadline: February 20