SIUC offers on- and off-campus courses for students interested in Marine Biology.
Dr. Heist teaches a Introduction to Marine Biology (Zoology 385), a 3-credit course that includes a 5-day field trip to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) over Spring Break.
Because SIUC is an affiliate of GCRL, SIUC students can take summer courses at GCRL with credits that transfer directly to SIUC.
New for 2017, SIUC offers the William Hill Marine Biology Scholarship which provides up to $3000 for one student to attend summer classes at GCRL. An application form can be found here.