Academic Departments

Foundational Sciences

Department of Foundational Sciences

Bld# 3034

The Department 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. read more about the Department of Foundational Sciences

Department Head: Dr. Melanie Moser
Administrative Coordinator: Monica Saucier
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4745

Liberal Studies

Department of Liberal Studies

Bld# 3007

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... read more about the Department of Liberal Studies

Department Head: Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz
Lead Office Associate: Ms. Lupe Aaron
Phone: +1 (409) 409-740-4498

Marine Biology

Department of Marine Biology

Bld# 3029

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… read more about the Department of Marine Biology

Department Head: Dr. Daniel Roelke
Business Administrator: Russell Tassin
Academic Contact: Rachel Ball
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4528
Fax: +1 (409) 740-5001

Marine Engineering Technology

Department of Marine Engineering Technology

Bld# 3027

MARR 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.  read more about the Department of Marine Engineering Technology

Department Head : Dr. Verma
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4805
Fax: +1  (409) 741-7153
Business Coordinator: Steve Bentz
+1 (409) 741-7197

Marine and Coastal Environmental Science

Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science

Bld# 3029

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)... read more about the Department of Marine Sciences

Department Head: Dr. Kyeong Park
Business Administrator: Charolotte  Tassin
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4968
Fax: + 1 (409) 740-4429

Maritime Business Administration

Department of Maritime Business Administration

Bld# 3007

The mission of the Maritime Business 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... read more about the Department of Maritime Administration

Department Head: Dr. Joan P. Mileski
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4978
Fax: +1 (409) 741-4014

Ocean Engineering

Department of Ocean Engineering

Bld# 3027

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... read more about the Department of Ocean Engineering

Department Head: Sharath S Girimaji
Phone: +1 (979) 845-1674
Associate Department Head (on-site in Galveston): Dr. Marc Perlin
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4728
Administrative Associate IV:
Laura Burgess
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4807

Maritime Transportation

Department of Maritime Transportation

Bld# 3001

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... read more about the Department of Marine Transportation

Department Head: CAPT Augusta Dale Roth
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4471

Business Coordinator:
Ms. Donna Ferrer
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4887

Academic Contact:
Mr. Theo Moody
Phone: +1 (409) 741-4314