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The Division of Foundational Sciences offers Minors in both Chemistry and Mathematics, and courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and statistics. Many of the courses are required for first and second year students majoring in Marine Biology or Marine Sciences. Our staff believe in challenging our students in order to better prepare them for what lies ahead. By providing a strong scientific foundation in our students, our goal is to provide a platform for future success in any field of study.

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The Department of Liberal Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Maritime Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science University Studies degree in Maritime Public Policy and Communication. The mission of the Department of Liberal Studies is to provide a robust intellectual foundation for students pursuing occupational and leadership roles in areas such as government, communication, business and more.

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The Department of Marine Biology offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology, Marine Fisheries, Marine Biology-License Option and Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Marine Biology. Teaching and research facilities in Galveston provide students and faculty with many hands-on education and research opportunities in the laboratory and field. Field courses are offered at several national and international locations.

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The Department of Marine Engineering Technology provides an interdisciplinary education in marine propulsion, electrical power, electronics and maritime-related engineering. The curriculum is a blend of marine power systems and applied mechanical engineering programs in the marine industry. MARR is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and is STCW certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The Department's undergraduate programs include majors in Marine Sciences (MARS) or in Ocean and Coastal Resources (OCRE), as well as minors in Chemistry, Geology or Ocean and Coastal Resources. Our graduate offerings include a graduate degree in Marine Resources Management (MARM), with our Faculty also supporting students in a diversity of graduate degrees on our campus such as the Interdisciplinary Program in Marine Biology (MARB IDP).

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The mission of the Maritime Administration Department is to educate leaders for roles in maritime commerce and service to society. We fulfill this mission by providing the highest quality instruction and curricula in our academic program; unique learning opportunities in marine and maritime industries and/or government organizations involved in coastal, marine and maritime activities; interacting with businesses, government and other organizations through the exchange of ideas and practices; disseminating knowledge through published research; and actively pursuing a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

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The Department of Ocean Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering (OCSE) and Ocean Engineering (OCEN), and Masters and Doctoral-level degrees in Ocean Engineering. Each of the undergraduate programs is ABET-accredited in Ocean Engineering and effectively synthesizes ocean engineering, civil engineering, and naval architecture to the design of ocean systems and structures. This Department was formed in 2015 though the combination of the existing Department of Maritime Systems Engineering in Galveston with the program of Ocean Engineering in College Station, each of which had been graduating students into this exciting field for 40 years.

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The mission of the Department of Maritime Transportation is to provide maritime transportation students with a solid academic foundation on which to build their careers. Cutting-edge maritime training is combined with this academic foundation to produce USCG licensed officers for the United States maritime industry.  Marine Transportation majors are required to enroll in the Corps of Cadets and to remain enrolled through the time of graduation.

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