Over the past three years, 116 classes have used UGAMI facilities, for an average of 600-700 students per year. This includes 36 classes from University of Georgia (representing 10 departments), 15 from other institutions in the University of Georgia System, and 13 institutions from 10 other states. It is hard to overstate the impact of a visit to UGAMI for students. Come see us if you get the chance!
“Visiting Sapelo Island with the Honors Science course was by far my favorite memory from my freshman year… The trip to Sapelo brought everything we studied in the classroom to life.”
“I will have the memories from Sapelo for the rest of my life. I learned so much and met so many amazing people. My main suggestion for the course would be to have more time on Sapelo.”
Maymester: Geography of the Georgia Coast Domestic Field Study program
Classes: GEOG 2610: Geography of Georgia (3 credits) and GEOG 4630: Urban Political Ecology (3 credits)
Dates: May 9 – May 30, 2018
Program Costs: $1,160 program fee plus UGA tuition for 6 credits and UGA fees for off-campus study
Professor Nik Heynen,
Department of Geography
UGA Coastal Summer Semester (Summer Short Session I)
Experience Georgia’s coastal environments and participate in marine field research at the University of Georgia Marine Institute. Explore the salt marsh, conduct fisheries sampling aboard the Research Vessel Spartina, study nesting sea turtles, and dive into your own independent research project.
Classes: Students take two of three classes. All students take MARS 4500 – Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods (4 credits) and then choose between MARS 4510 – Independent Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods (4 credits) and BIOL 4960 – Undergraduate Research in Biology (4 credits).
Dates: June 4 – June 29, 2018
Program Costs: $1,750 program fee and $140 laboratory fee plus UGA tuition for 8 credits.
Dr. Charles Hopkinson
Department of Marine Sciences
Dr. Damon Gannon
UGA Marine Institute
Non-UGA Students: This program is open to UGA and non-UGA students alike. Students from other universities simply need to obtain transient student status at UGA to register for these courses. Contact Dr. Damon Gannon for information on obtaining transient student status at UGA.
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 for full consideration. March 16 for Round 2 Acceptance. After March 16, applications will be reviewed if space is available in the program.
We are currently developing a residential semester program at UGAMI. Undergraduate students from UGA and other universities would live on Sapelo Island for a semester while taking a full load of courses. The UGAMI semester program is set to begin in spring of 2019. If you are interested in this option, please complete the undergraduate student questionnaire to help us design a program that will best fit your needs.