Academic Programs

Experience for yourself the excitement of scientific discovery at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. Here, on one of the world’s most biologically rich coastlines, you will find unparalleled opportunities to explore unanswered questions about life in the sea and on the shore. In doing so, you have the chance to develop the intellectual skills required for a wide array of careers in the sciences and health professions. In our undergraduate programs at BML, you can pursue an original, independent research project that is determined by your own curiosity and guided by distinguished scientists.

BML offers:

  • Small classes
  • Collaborative, hands-on learning, in the lab and in the field
  • State-of-the-art technology and scientific equipment, with instruction

You get to know your instructors on a first-name basis. Bordering your dormitory are a natural reserve, state parks and Bodega Harbor, where a changing cast of neighbors include black-tailed deer, osprey, snowy plovers, wildflowers, salmon, gray whales and harbor seals. Bodega Marine Laboratory offers undergraduates one of the best values in scientific training, providing the rigor and intimacy of a private academy combined with the prestige and affordability of the University of California.

International marine scientists work and study at BML. Come join them!

Academic Programs

Marine & Coastal Science Undergraduate Major

Oceanography Minor

Marine Biology Area of Emphasis

Undergraduate Courses