Gulf Coast Research Lab

Summer Courses at GCRL

Missouri State is affiliated with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), a field station located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Students can take courses in marine science at GCRL during the summer, and certain courses at Missouri State include a fall field trip to GCRL.

The GCRL summer schedule is usually available early in January. See the GCRL bulletin board near Temple Hall room 225 or the link to "summer field program" on the GCRL web-site. The courses usually fill, so be ready to enroll in January. Further information and application forms are available from Dr. Chris Barnhart or Dr. Dan Beckman. Regular course offerings at GCRL are listed in the Biology Department section of the Missouri State catalog, but the schedule varies from year to year.

The GCRL web site has maps, information on student housing and nearby communities. You might also want to check out the nearby J. L. Scott Marine Museum in Biloxi.