Boston University Affiliated Programs

The following programs are accredited by Boston University and participants are eligible to receive a BU transcript and credit upon successful completion of the program. These programs are open to non-BU students as well as BU students.

Please contact either program directly for further information or to apply.

School for Field Studies

Through a network of field stations in Australia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos, the School for Field Studies (SFS) has been teaching students how to address critical environmental problems using an interdisciplinary, experiential approach to education. SFS takes its students out of the classroom and into communities around the world to explore and examine the interdependent cultural, economic, and ecological aspects of real-world problems. Learn more.

Boston University Marine Program Marine Semester

This program features an interdisciplinary, hands-on, research-oriented curriculum in Marine Science. Structured
 differently from the typical academic semester, the Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) offers four intensive marine courses in four blocks. Each block
 typically lasts 18–20 days and allows students the time for hands-on
 experiments and fieldwork outside the classroom. Classes take place both on campus and off, with travel courses in Belize, Woods Hole, MA, and the Caribbean. Learn more.