Princeton University and BIOS have a longstanding relationship built on the shared goal of providing undergraduate and graduate students with unique opportunities for hands-on learning and research in the ocean sciences. Currently, students at Princeton have three opportunities to take advantage of BIOS resources and facilities:
The Departments of Geosciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton, in partnership with BIOS, offer graduate students the opportunity to participate in a graduate program in Ocean Sciences and Marine Biology. This program allows students to undertake their Ph.D. research with complementary activities from both institutions.
Through the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University undergraduate students can spend up to twelve weeks during the summer working on collaborative research projects with faculty from both Princeton and BIOS. Projects conducted during this period can provide the basis for a junior paper and/or a senior thesis.
In addition, Princeton University undergraduate students can undertake a Princeton Internship in Civic Service at BIOS, during which students work closely with Ocean Academy, BIOS's local education program, developing curriculum, leading classroom and field explorations, and building support for BIOS education programs.