Antarctic Peninsula and Punta Arenas, Chile.


  • Undergraduates: FW 467 Antarctic Science and Conservation
  • Graduate students: Admission to OSU graduate program
Program Details: 

Next Program Date (tentative): 2018

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest place on earth.  Its remoteness has captured the human imagination for centuries. Visit a popular media website or skim the contents table of a leading scientific journal such as Science or Nature and you will quickly find a story or paper about Antarctica, its wildlife and human impacts on the continent. As the only continent designated as a “natural reserve, devoted to peace and science,” Antarctica provides a unique opportunity for research on seabirds and marine mammals, Antarctic food webs, global environmental processes, as well as an excellent example of large-scale international conservation efforts.  This course, in class and in Antarctica, we will explore the history, geology, climate, and ecosystems of Antarctica, with special emphasis on current Antarctic marine mammal research and related conservation issues. The course will focus on critical thinking and research skills developed through independent research on topics of interest and discussions of relevant case studies in Antarctic research and conservation. This course combines in-class instruction, online activities, field activities and assignments.

For more information, contact Ari Friedlaender.

Academic Emphasis: 
Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Bioresource Res.
Environ. Econ. Policy
General Science
Natural Resources
Program Administrator: 
OSU Faculty-Led
Program Costs: 

Cost Estimates: to be confirmed at a later date

  • Tuition:
  • Participant Fee:

(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)

  • International Airfare:
  • U.S. Passport: $135
  • Books & Supplies:
  • Meals (not included in the Participant Fee)
  • Incidentals and miscellaneous:

Total Program Cost Estimate: TBC

Winter term