Maritime Studies, B.A.

This undergraduate program offers students the chance to tailor their education to suit their interests and needs. While the focus is undoubtedly on the relationship between humans and the sea, classes range from archaeology, anthropology, and literature to law, history, and public policy.

Maritime Studies Degree    

This degree fosters a high degree of critical thinking, creating students with an invaluable set of marketable skills, regardless of their destination upon graduation. Given the high level of dependence humans have on the sea, understanding this relationship in all its forms is a vital asset in the modern world.

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Maritime Studies Classes

Major Core Classes (Required)

ANTH 210 Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 316 Nautical Archaeology
ENGL 335 Literature of the Sea
ENGL 415 Studies in a Major Author
HIST 242 United States Maritime History
MAST 240 Intro to Maritime Studies
MAST 365 Material Culture
MAST 411
 International Maritime Culture
MAST 425 Thesis and Technical Writing
MAST 425 Thesis and Technical Writing
POLS 232 Public Policy

University and College Requirements

ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 203 Writing about Literature
ANTH 225 Intro to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 226 Intro to Biological Anthropology Lab
HIST 232 History of American Sea Power
POLS 206 American National Government
POLS 207 State and Local Government

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

The unique selection of courses and the broad based, interdisciplinary nature of this Program combine with flexibility to tailor the degree to a student’s interests, putting them  in a great position to succeed in a wide variety of career paths.

Career Paths

Public Policy
Environment (Conservation, Policy, Cultural adaptations)

Hiring Agencies

Law Enforcement (Game Warden, FBI, CIA)
Parks and Wildlife (Game Warden, Conservation)
Museums (Conservation, Curatorial, Administration)
Nautical Archaeology
Oil and Gas Administration
Politics (Domestic and International)

Salary Ranges

Grant Writer: $49,500 on average
College Professor: $69,911 on average
Policy Analyst:  $65,000 on average
Lawyer: $160,000 on average.

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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