Academic Program

The Maritime Administration undergraduate curriculum provides a solid background in the key areas of accounting, finance, marketing, law, economics and mathematics that are critical for today’s business professional. These courses lay the foundation for more advanced courses in international trade, inland waterways management, brokerage and chartering, organizational behavior, transportation economics, port and terminal management and other areas related to the maritime industry.

International trade is expanding as a result of the general increase in world-wide economic and political stability and this trend is expected to increase, as major economies such as China and Russia participate more fully in world-wide economic growth. The great majority of this expanded trade will be carried by ship. As a result, activity in American ports is expected to more than double in the next 20 years, and some ports in the Gulf of Mexico are expected to see a tripling of port activity. Additionally, the next 40 years will see greatly expanded oil and gas production in the deep waters of the western Gulf of Mexico. Taken together, these forces are now and will continue to positively affect demand for trained maritime professionals ashore. Maritime Administration graduates are ideally poised to meet the increasing demand for well educated maritime professionals.

Additionally, qualified undergraduate students have the opportunituy to earn a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics in five years time through the Department of Maritime Administration's 3+2 program.