Change Your Major

Maritime Studies: we study the relationship between people and the sea; especially culture, archaeology, history, public policy, arts and literature

In order to change your major to Maritime Studies you must be a student in good academic standing. To facilitate the change, read the requirements below and obtain a copy of the Change of Curriculum form online, or from the General Academics office (CLB 123).


Academic Requirements

Students must have greater than a 2.0 GPA. Students not meeting these minimum requirements must complete 1 semester of 12 credit-hours or more and earn a GPA greater than 2.5 to be accepted into the program on probation. Students on probation must meet with their advisors twice per semester and have exemplary attendance records in their classes. Once students have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater they may be fully admitted to the program.


The Challenge of Maritime Studies

Maritime Studies courses typically require the student to synthesize large amounts of material, effectively interpret it, and communicate their results or interpretations effectively orally or in writing. Upper level MAST courses may involve tremendous workloads. It is important that students switch to Maritime Studies for the right reasons. Many students who have struggled in other programs excel after they switch because they love what they study. That, more than any other reason, is probably the cause of their success.

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