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 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
HIST 242 United States Maritime History
MAST 240 Intro to Maritime Studies
MAST 411
International Maritime Culture
MAST 425 Thesis and Technical Writing

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 flexibility of courses and the unparalleled access to top quality professors, laboratories, and the sea puts our students in a great position to succeed in any number of paths.

Career Paths

Research
Higher Education
Public Policy
Law
Non-profit
Journalism
Writing
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

State and Federal agencies        
Private industry
Universities
Non-profits
Law Firms
News Organizations

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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Apply Today    

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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