Hatfield Marine Science Center

Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Ore.

The future of the ocean is in your hands. Be a part of OSU's legacy of marine leaders.

When there’s a problem, you want to solve it. When there’s a question, you want to answer it.  It’s time to take matters into your own hands and find solutions to the world’s most pressing marine problems.

Study in an active, working harbor at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport this summer and gain unique field and lab experience while earning Oregon State credit.

Create the change you want to see. Study and live at the Oregon coast this summer.

Summer 2018 schedule of classes

Visit the HMSC summer website for more information about classes at Hatfield and other opportunities during summer. (Note that one year of introductory biology is a prerequisite for most of these courses. Other restrictions may apply.)

Courses in the summer marine and environmental studies program at HMSC are designed to provide students with extensive hands-on field study of organisms in their natural habitats, coupled with interactive classroom or hybrid course formats.

Summer term registration begins April 15, and HMSC summer courses start June 25.

Coastal scenery

Discover the world out there - and create the change you want to see. Study and live at the Oregon coast this summer.

Scholarships available

Through generous donations, scholarships are available for free or reduced-rate on-site housing during summer term. Students taking summer courses at HMSC can apply for:

  • HMSC Summer 2018 Housing Scholarship – funds up to eight students
  • Cecil and Martha MacGregor Scholarship in Marine Science – offers up to four housing scholarships

Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center financial aid webpage for complete details.

The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2018.

How do I register for classes on the coast?

Registering for classes on the coast follows the same steps as does registration for Corvallis campus classes. Review the step-by-step instructions for registering.

Housing and more information

Hatfield Marine Science Center facility

Visit the HMSC summer website for a complete list of summer 2018 courses, detailed course descriptions, housing and scholarship information.

You can also contact HMSC directly at:

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR 97365
Fax: 541-867-0138