Students may elect to take Discovery Hall's course in marine science for either high school science elective or college credit.

Discovery Hall Programs' marine science class has been approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for science elective credit. With prior approval by their school, Alabama public school system students may take the course as the third or fourth science class required for graduation. 

Out-of-state or private schools are encouraged to grant course credit toward a standard or advanced high school diploma for successful completion of the class. 

Students may also choose to receive 1 undergraduate credit hour in biology from the University of West Alabama for successful completion (grade of C or above). Note that additional fees (registration, tuition) payable to UWA are required.