Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

MSU maintains a formal affiliation arrangement with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss. Through this arrangement, our students may take field courses in marine science at GCRL during the summer. Credits for these courses are awarded through the University of Southern Mississippi and will be accepted as transfer credit at Morehead State University. The following is a list of courses taught at GCRL, their level (undergraduate or graduate), and the semester credit hours. Not all courses are offered each year. Most courses have prerequisites of eight to 16 hours of biology.

Marine Science I: Oceanography (U) 5
Marine Science II: Marine Biology (U) 5
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (U/G) 6
Marine Ichthyology (U/G) 6
Marine Ecology (U/G) 5
Marine Aquaculture (U/G) 6
Marine Mammals (U/G) 5
Marine Botany (U/G) 3
Biotechnology in Marine Biology (U/G) 6
Coastal Ecology for Teachers (U/G) 4
Special Topic: Beach Fauna (U/G) 2
Special Topic: Cetacean Behavior and Cognition (U/G) 3
Special Topic: Fauna of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (U/G) 2
Special Problems in Marine Science (U/G) 1-6
Special Topics in Marine Science (U/G) 1-6

Students may obtain more information about the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and admission to the summer program by writing:

Office of Student Services

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

P.O. Box 7000

Ocean Springs, MS 39566-7000

Telephone 228-872-4200