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The Department of Maritime Transportation

The mission of the Department of Maritime Transportation is to provide students with a solid academic foundation on which to build their careers. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree and will qualify to take the U.S. Coast Guard license examination for licensing as a Third Mate for any gross tonnage upon oceans, steam or motor vessels. Cadets are also provided with solid fundamentals in business topics related to the maritime industry, ashore and at sea. Participation in the Corps of Cadets through Texas A&M Maritime Academy is required for Maritime Transportation students.

Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Embedded within Texas A&M University at Galveston is the only US maritime academy located on the Gulf of Mexico. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of education and leadership training necessary in producing top-notch, professional U. S. Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine officers (deck and engine). To meet this mission, the Texas A&M Maritime Academy includes a Corps of Cadets.

Corps of Cadets

Cadets pursuing a US Merchant Marine Licensing Option (LO) do not have a military obligation. Cadets do have the option to pursue a commission in the US Navy through the Navy ROTC, can request active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps (Platoon Leaders Course – PLC), or a direct commission in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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