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3+2 Master of Marine Resources Management

Freshman with an eye to the future can select this program and receive their B.S. in Ocean and Coastal Resources and their M.S. in Marine Resources Management in a five year period. The curriculum is accelerated and demanding, but the rewards are incalculable.

3+2 Master of Marine Resources Management Degree    

The B.S. in Ocean and Coastal Resources focuses on the economic, environmental, and social aspects in the development of marine resources whilst giving students a strong scientific foundation. The M.S. in Marine Resources Management provides TAMUG students with a sort of MBA for those interested in upper management and policy making in the world of marine and coastal industries.


B.S. Ocean and Coastal Resources Core Classes (Required)

GEOL 104  Physical Geology
MARS 210  Marine Geography
OCNG 251  Oceanography
OCNG 252  Oceanography Laboratory
MARS 280  Coastal and Ocean Resources
MARS 281  Sophomore Seminar in MARS
ECON 202  Principles of Economics
MARA 363  The Management Process
MARS 350  Advanced Computer Applications
MARS 425  Coastal Wetlands Management
MARS 426  Coastal Wetlands Delineation Lab
Or  MARB 430  Coastal Plant Ecology
MARS 481  Seminar
OCNG 420  Introduction to Biological Oceanography
MARS 310  Field Methods in Marine Sciences
MARS 430  Geological Oceanography – Plate Tectonics
Or  MARS 431  Geological Oceanography – Earth’s Climate
MARS 485  Directed Studies

M.S. Master of Marine Resources Management Classes (Required)

MARS 615  Physical and Geochemical Marine Resources
MARS 625  GIS Use in Coastal Resources
MARS 676  Environmental Policy
MARA 604  Marine Natural Resources Economics
MARB 620  Marine Biological Resources
MARS 675  Environmental Management Strategies for Scientists
MARS 635  Environmental Impact Statements and Natural Resource Damage Assessment
MARS 652  Sustainable Management of Coastal Margins
MARS 680  Integrative Analyses in Marine Resources

Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

This degree program views marine natural resources management and policy development from both an ecological and policy perspective, which serves the needs of both private and public sector jobs in a great range of companies and agencies.

Career Paths

Oil and Gas Development
Fisheries Management
Coastal Zone Management
Environmental Consulting
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

State and Federal agencies
Private industry (including Oil and Gas)
Conservation Groups
Tourism Groups

Salary Ranges

$61,100 on average, increases depending on industry.

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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