SFS is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
SFS offers field-based, environmentally-focused study abroad programs that are academically rigorous and include a directed research component.
Visit the School for Field Studies' website for specific program features and eligibility requirements.
Marine Resource Studies: Engage in research helping to provide the local government, community, and tourism developers with recommendations that will help sustain the economic, social, and ecological stability of South Caicos.
You will enroll in four courses for a total of 16 credits:
- SFS 3020: Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values (4 credits)
- SFS 3730: Tropical Marine Ecology (4 credits)
- SFS 3740: Principles of Resource Management (4 credits)
- SFS 4910: Directed Research (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Marine Conservation: Snorkel and dive among incredible marine ecosystems, learn about the environmental issues and policies affecting them, and gain the skills needed to conduct research in collaboration with members of the community. (SFS 3530, 4 credits)
Marine Megafu: Learn about the ecology and conservation of these and other ‘marine megafauna’ through field lectures, snorkel and/or dive sessions, and capture-tag-track exercises. (SFS 3131, 4 credits)
Course descriptions and full syllabi are available on the program page of SFS' website.