Field Biology Quarter

FBQ Fall 2019 - Santa Cruz Island Reserve

Instructors: Dr. Tonya Kane, Dr. Ren Larison
Fall 2019 FIELD MARINE BIOLOGY QUARTER – Santa Cruz Island Reserves

The MARINE BIOLOGY QUARTER (MBQ) and FIELD BIOLOGY QUARTER (FBQ) are field programs planned to give advanced undergraduates an opportunity to gain intimate and firsthand knowledge of both marine and terrestrial communities. They are also designed as a real world training experience in devising and carrying through to completion scientific research projects in both habitats.

The FMBQ satisfies the field quarter requirement for the Marine Biology major and the Ecology, Biology, and Evolution (EBE) major. Qualified students in other majors and departments are welcome to apply.

Fall Quarter 2019 FMBQ Courses will include:*
- EE BIOL132: Field Behavioral Ecology
- EE BIOL123B: Field Marine Ecology

*Approved students will be enrolled in these courses by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITES: (Pre-requisites do not need to be completed prior to applying)
-Life Sciences 1 or Life Science 7B
-EE BIOL 109 – Introduction to Marine Science (offered Summer 2019)
-EE BIOL 109L – Introduction to Marine Science Laboratory (offered Summer 2019)
-Statistics 13 (or equivalent course)
-Competitive GPA

The cost of the FMBQ will be regular UCLA registration fees plus additional fees to cover the cost of room and board and travel ($1000-$1500). Financial aid students may be able to revise their 2019-20 budget and apply for additional funds to cover the cost of the FMBQ. Students should expect to be in the field only 3-4 weeks out of the quarter.

The cost of the FMBQ ($1000-$1500) will be due sometime Spring Quarter 2019. If your final payment is not received by the due date, you will not be allowed to participate in the FMBQ. More detailed information about the due date will be forthcoming. Please be aware that the cost of the FMBQ is in addition to your regular Fall Quarter 2019 UCLA registration fees.


Application deadline: January 30th, 2019 @ 4PM.

Applicants selected for a personal interview will be contacted by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.

Biology Major
- One Category 3 Lab
- Two Category 4 Upper Division EEB Electives
- One Category 5 Upper Division Science Elective

EBE Major
Field Quarter Requirement

Marine Biology Major
Marine Biology Quarter Requirement

Conservation Biology Minor
16 units of Minor Electives