Marine Science Consortium - Wallop's Island
The Marine Science Consortium maintains two campuses. The main campus is located at Wallops Island and is adjacent to NASA’s Goddard Flight Facility. This campus consists of several dormitories, laboratory buildings, cafeteria, and classroom buildings that were originally part of a Naval housing complex. Today many of these buildings are being removed to make way for a new campus of energy efficient buildings that will better support The Marine Science Consortium’s future endeavors. The second campus, named the Marine Science Consortium Research Center, provides limited lab space and housing for small groups. This small field station and its surrounding 30 acres of salt marsh are located directly on Chincoteague Bay at Greenbackville, VA.
Full details available at the Marine Science Consortium website http://msconsortium.org/#/registration-information/4536272159
Registration for Bloomsburg University courses
Review available Bloomsburg University Marine Science Consortium Courses:
A study of the interrelationships among animals, plants and physical and chemical aspects of the environment will be studied, with stress on adaptations for survival that are unique in the marine environment. Students in this course will:
- Apply ecological theory to the study of the structure and dynamics of marine ecosystems
- Integrate ecological responses across different levels of biological organization to describe adaptations to the environment
- Gain experience with ecological field methods and materials
- Develop quantitative skills through design and analysis of ecological experiments
Summer Session IV
Course: MARSCI.260 - 3 credits
Notes: This course will be at the MSC campus in VA from July 22 – August 9. Class will not meet on Saturday or Sunday but group activities may be planned and will be optional to students.
Professor: Dr. John Hranitz | Email | Marine Ecology Web Page
Introductory Digital Art
This introductory course explores the computer as an expressive art-making tool. The course introduces basic vector and raster software technologies while emphasizing individual creativity. Formal design standards and principles are emphasized along with creative problem solving, experimentation, and personal expression.
Summer Session IV - July 22 - August 9
Course: ARTSTDIO 291 - 3 credits. This is an approved 3 credit Gen Ed course (1 Communication GEP/2 Arts and Humanities GEPs.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.
- Learn basic principles and accepted standards of practice using digital technology.
- Become technically proﬁcient using industry standard software applications.
- Develop craftsmanship in the presentation of artwork.
- Strengthen creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Learn to analyze and discuss their artwork and the work of others.
Professor: Sue O'Donnell, MFA | Email
BU undergraduate degree students
- Current BU students enroll and register using ISIS/PeopleSoft.
- Students from other colleges and universities, and persons who have not taken BU undergraduate course within the last two years must complete admissions and scheduling forms.
A. Apply online using our Online Application.
B. Look up the courses you wish to take using the course lookup tool.
C. After you know the courses you wish to take, schedule them using the online course scheduling tool.
BU graduate students
- Scheduling classes begins with your graduate coordinator.
- If you have not taken any graduate courses at BU within the past two years, you also must submit an admissions application for graduate studies at the graduate office.
Bloomsburg University students MUST fill out a Prior Approval for Transferring Credit Form as well as a Visiting Student Form if taking courses through another university at The Marine Science Consortium. Information about the Prior Approval for Transferring Credit Form can be obtained through The Office of the Registrar.
For information regarding the visiting student policy or form, email Genny Szewc.
Check with financial aid to ask about assistance options. Website
If you are a degree student at BU, after you are scheduled you can then Register online using ISIS/PeopleSoft.
Make payments online to the Bursar's Office after receiving your billing statement. Website
Additional Important Details
If you are a Bloomsburg University student taking a course through The Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium hosted by another PASSHE institution, the course will not show on PeopleSoft during that semester.
Once the course is complete you will transfer the credit and the grade to Bloomsburg University (your home school) when a copy of the transcript from the participating university is sent to the BU Office of the Registrar.
- For faculty assistance with advisement on how courses offered by the Marine Science Consortium fit into curricula, prerequisites for courses, and general advice about how to prepare for "life at the field station" contact:
* Dr. John M. Hranitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-389-4130
* Dr. Thomas S. Klinger, email@example.com, 570-380-4118
* Dr. Cindy Venn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-389-4141
- For questions about the Marine Science Consortium facilities and meals, contact the Consortium at Wallops Island Virginia. Phone 757-824-5636. Email