UNC'S Outer Banks Field Site
An OBX Semester for UNC Undergraduate Students
The Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) is a semester-long program hosted each fall by the Coastal Studies Institute. The Outer Banks Field Site offers 17 credit hours including three classes, individual internships, and a capstone research opportunity pertaining to current issues of the North Carolina Coast. Combined, the experience offers a comprehensive analysis of environmental decision-making, public policy, law, natural resource management, and city and regional planning of the specific coastal area. Such a targeted focus allows students to immerse themselves not strictly in academics but also in the community, providing a truly unique learning opportunity with the entire Outer Banks as their classroom.