About the Nantucket Semester

The School for the Environment offers multiple opportunities for students to engage in hands-on experiences across the environmental disciplines. These learning community programs are created to support students from all majors who seek to add depth and breadth to their program of study through focused exploration of environmental issues from the perspective of the sciences and liberal arts.
The Nantucket Semester is a residential semester on the island of Nantucket, which provides students with immersive, focused, and practical study in the environment. The semester is a 16-credit semester comprised of upper-level elective and general education courses as well as research experiences that are designed to build leaders in environmental problem solving. Learning communities are small (12-14 students) and are supported by faculty and staff who are dedicated to student learning.

The Nantucket Semester is a 12-week long residential semester on Nantucket. Start dates and end dates of the semester are not aligned with on-campus semester start/end dates. Fall semesters typically begin in late September and end in mid-December. Spring semesters typically begin in mid-January and end in mid-April. For example, Spring 2014 will begin Jan 20 and end April 20.

Travel to and from Nantucket will occur 2-3 days prior/after the start/end of the semester.

Visit http://www.umb.edu/academics/environment/ug/nantucket/about for more information