Explore our Majors
Students at Texas A&M University at Galveston will invariably tell you that the best thing about TAMUG is the small school environment – classes are small and students know their professors and classmates. Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented campus offering academic degrees, research, continuing education and public service in sciences, engineering, business, transportation and liberal arts. Because TAMUG is a branch campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, students receive their degrees, and the Aggie Ring, from Texas A&M University. TAMUG also includes the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime training academies in the United States and the only one located on the Gulf of Mexico.
Undergraduate degree programs:
Marine Biology - biological sciences with ocean emphasis
Marine Sciences - oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geology
Marine Engineering Technology - electro/mechanical engineering, ship engine operations
Marine Transportation - ship operations, license training in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy
Marine Fisheries - aquaculture, mariculture
Maritime Administration - international trade, port operations. MARA is also offered as a 3+2 program, allowing the student to earn his bachelors and masters of maritime administration and logistics degree in 5 years.
Maritime Studies - liberal arts, nautical archaeology and anthropology
Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering - ocean and civil engineering, offshore technology
University Studies - Two concentrations are offered: Marine Environmental Law and Policy and Oceans and One Health.
Ocean and Coastal Resources - environmental marine sciences
Ocean and Coastal Resources is also offered as a 3+2 program with the Master of Marine Resources Management degree. This enables students to receive their bachelors and masters degree in five years.
Students who wish to attend TAMUG without declaring a major leading to a degree may choose to major in General Academics. The General Academics department welcomes students who are changing majors or reassessing their academic goals.
Graduate degree programs:
Marine Biology - Masters (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D.
Master of Marine Resources Management (MARM)
Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL)
Students in any of TAMUG's graduate programs may also choose to join the Texas A&M Maritime Academy if they wish to work toward licensing as a Third Mate Unlimited Oceans and Unlimited Tonnage in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Other cooperative graduate degree programs, at both the master and doctorate levels, are in place with the departments of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Oceanography and Biology at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Minors - The right college minor will not only allow you to specialize your major, but it can also help you find a job after graduation. For more information about how and why to choose a minor, and for a list of TAMUG minors, click here.
Honors - Student may choose to apply for the Honors Program to enhance their education, increase their opportunities to participate in research and to join others in advanced studies. To learn more about Honors, click here.