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The Marine Studies Consortium teaches evening undergraduate courses in marine/aquatic sciences and environmental management. The Consortium is an association of Massachusetts higher education and research institutions whose mission is to increase understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems, and to promote policies that protect aquatic resources.

Academic Program
Our undergraduate academic program offers unique learning opportunities in marine and aquatic sciences, environmental policy, and environmental management. Our Biology of Fishes course is offered at the New England Aquarium. It may be the only ichthyology course in the world where students use the resources of a major aquarium at every class meeting. Other courses, such as Whale Biology and Conservation, Water Resources Management, and Maritime History of New England, are offered nowhere else in New England at the undergraduate level. Courses are held during the evenings on the campuses of our member institutions. Undergraduate academic credit is also available to students from the general public through arrangements with Consortium member schools.

Marine Studies Consortium Member Institutions
Assumption College, Endicott College, Framingham State College, Lesley University, Merrimack College, New England Aquarium, Northeastern University, Pine Manor College, Salem State College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts/ Boston, Wheaton College, Wellesley College, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

152 Maple Street
Sherborn, MA 01770
781-444-3643
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