Diving Technology and Methods Minor

Coupled with the appropriate major, a minor in diving is a powerful asset. This coursework utilizes top quality instruction in exciting and practical hands-on classes in order to prepare students for an ocean of new career opportunities.

Diving Technology and Methods Minor Classes

Diving Technology and Methods Minor Classes

Students can select 16 hours from the following courses:

KINE 199 Required Physical Activity - Conditioning Swimming (1 hour)
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity - Positive Impact Diving (1 hour)
DIVE 250 SCUBA Diving I (3 hours)
DIVE 251 SCUBA Diving II (3 hours)
DIVE 330 Rescue Diving (3 hours)
DIVE 331 Alternative Diving Technology (3 hours)
DIVE 357 Dive Leadership – Divemaster (3 hours)
DIVE 457 Dive Leadership – Instructor (3 hours)
MARB 340 Tropical Marine Ecology (4 hours)
MARB 345 Introduction to Scientific Diving (4 hours)
MARB 350 Methods in Research Diving (4 hours)


  • Complete a minimum of 8 hours at the 300-400 level
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5
  • Must complete a medical statement showing no contradictions to diving, or have a recreational scuba diver's physical examination.
  • Must have Divers Alert Network (DAN) Insurance (or equivalent)
  • Must maintain good health and fitness appropriate to the level of diving required. Adverse behaviors that put the diver or other participants at risk such as the use of alcohol or certain medicines may require the diver to be removed from the program.

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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

Eco Tourism
Marine construction and engineering
Law Enforcement
Environmental consultant

Hiring Agencies

State and Federal agencies
US Military        
Private industry
Conservation Groups
Tourism groups

Salary Ranges

US Navy Diver: $50,000 on average
SCUBA Instructor: $35,000 on average
Research/Laboratory Assistant: $30-45K
Fisheries/Marine Mammal Observer: $40-65K

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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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