This program combines studies in the mathematics and sciences with instruction and training in maritime disciplines to provide the U.S. Maritime Service Midshipmen with a broad-based education. The student who successfully completes the license program will be qualified to sit for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination as a Third Mate of any gross tonnage upon oceans, steam, or motor vesselsand eligible as a 100 GT Master. Midshipmen are also provided with solid fundamentals in business topics related to the maritime industry, ashore and afloat. Cadets who enroll in and apply to graduate in Marine Transportation must complete the license examination for Third Mate in order to graduate from Texas A&M University. Certain USCG courses require a minimum grade of C (70%). The Marine Transportation Department also offers electives in Towing, Fast Rescue Craft, and Liquid Petroleum Gas.
A detailed list of course requirements is available in the Texas A&M University at Galveston Catalog.