Marine Environmental Law and Policy, University Studies B.S

This university studies concentration provides the perfect platform for students looking to launch a career in law, business, or public policy. The program combines classes on law, business, and the environment with a focus on coastal areas, preparing students for a number of career opportunities.

Marine Environmental Law and Policy Degree    

This degree is well suited for those that desire a career in law, business, or public policy. With a host of maritime industry connections and professors that are experts in their fields, our students graduate being well prepared for a successful career of their choosing. In order to fulfill program requirements, students will complete two minors.

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Marine Environmental Law and Policy Classes

Major Core Classes (Required)

POLS 353 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
MARA 212 Business Law
MARA 421 Admiralty Law
MARA 470 Environmental Law
PHIL 314 Environmental Ethics

Directed Electives (Must choose three)

POLS 347 Politics of Energy and the Environment
MARA 304 Ocean Transportation II
MARA 363 The Management Process
MARA 435 Labor Law and Policy
MARS 491 Research in Marine Sciences
MGMT 211 Legal and Social Environment of Business
POLS 232 Introduction to Public Policy

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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

Higher Education
Public Policy
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

State and Federal agencies        
Private industry
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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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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