Field Biology Quarter

MBQ Fall 2015 - Queensland, Australia


Instructors: Cheryl Ann Zimmer, Richard Zimmer
ANNOUNCING
FALL 2015 MARINE BIOLOGY QUARTER – QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

The Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) is a field program that gives advanced undergraduates an opportunity to gain intimate and first hand knowledge of marine communities, their constituents and their structure. It is also designed as a real world training experience in devising and carrying through to completion scientific research projects in marine biology.
Four 4-unit courses (16 units total) will be taught at the University of Queensland, Australia, Moreton Bay Research Station and Heron Island Research Station, located in Brisbane, Australia.

Fall Quarter 2015 MBQ Courses to be announced (16 units)
Instructors: Dr. Richard Zimmer and Dr. Cheryl Ann Zimmer

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITES (Pre-requisites do not need to be completed prior to applying.)
➢ Life Sciences 1
➢ EE BIOL 109 – Introduction to Marine Science (offered Fall 2014 and Summer 2015)
➢ EE BIOL 109L – Introduction to Marine Science Laboratory (offered Fall 2014 and Summer 2015)
➢ Statistics 13 (or equivalent course)
➢ Competitive GPA
➢ Valid passport

RECOMMENDED:
Dive certification through UCLA’s dive program recommended but NOT required. Proficiency at snorkeling is vital; we recommend that it is mastered prior to departure, but it can be learned in the field.
Priority consideration will be given to qualified Marine Biology and other EE BIOL majors.

MARINE BIOLOGY and ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, & EVOLUTION MAJORS
Fulfills field quarter requirement.
BIOLOGY MAJOR
Fulfills:
One (1) Category 3 course (Lab Requirement)
Two (2) Category 4 courses (Upper Division EE BIOL Electives)
One (1) Category 5 course (Upper Division Science Electives)

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY MINOR
Fulfills 16 of the 20 upper division units required for the minor.
COST
The cost of the MBQ will be regular UCLA registration fees plus additional fees to cover the cost of room and board and travel ($3500-$4000). Financial aid students may be able to revise their 2015-16 budget and apply for additional funds to cover the cost of the MBQ. If you have a University Housing contract (includes dorms, University Apartments) for the 2015-16 academic year, you will need to contact the UCLA Housing Office to revise your housing agreement for Fall Quarter 2015. Moreover, students with non-University rental and lease agreements will need to make necessary adjustments to their agreements.

The cost of the MBQ ($3500-$4000) will be due sometime in Winter Quarter 2015 and Spring Quarter 2015. If your final payment is not received by the due date, you will not be allowed to participate in the MBQ. More detailed information about the due date will be forthcoming. Please be aware that the cost of the MBQ is in addition to your regular Fall Quarter 2015 UCLA registration fees.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Applications will be available in the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall) and online beginning on
Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Application deadline: Friday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m., via e-mail (eebundergrad@lifesci.ucla.edu).
Applicants selected for a personal interview will be contacted by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office via e-mail.

QUESTIONS? Please contact the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office at .