Boston University Marine Program (BUMP)
The Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary education in marine science. Our curriculum encompasses biologic, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography as well as policy and the spatial dynamics of marine systems. While the typical since curriculum teaches students about science, BUMP teaches undergraduates how to be scientists. We accomplish this by requiring all majors to complete the Marine Semester, an intellectually and physically demanding sequence of four consecutive research-based courses. This often-transformative experience immerses students in faculty research and exposes them to pressing issues impacting marine ecosystems. We strive to prepare BUMP graduates for top jobs in marine science and for positions in elite graduate programs. More broadly, we aim to increase marine literacy and contribute to the worldwide effort to preserve and protect threatened marine ecosystems and sustainably manage critical marine resources. The Marine Science program includes courses and faculty from Biology, Earth Sciences, and Geography & Environment. In addition to offering rigorous and stimulating marine courses here on-campus, we also offer field experiences and coursework in Belize (Central America), the New England coastline, and at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
The program’s academic headquarters are located on BU’s main campus along the Charles River in Boston:
5 Cummington Street, Room 106B
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 358-4961
Fax: (617) 353-6340