Maritime Public Policy and Communication, University Studies B.S.

This university studies concentration pulls from a wide variety of course to prepare students for a successful career in policy making, public relations, business, or politics. Students have the flexibility to tailor their education to suit their interests and goals, with strong support from an experienced and expert faculty and staff.

Maritime Public Policy and Communication Degree    

This program will serve as a perfect springboard into the world of public policy, policy making, public relations, business, politics, or activism. Students take ownership of their learning by designing the degree plan to suit their goals. In order to meet program requirements, students will be required to complete two minors during their studies.

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Maritime Public Policy and Communication Classes

Major Core Classes (Required)

COMM 365/JOUR 365 International Communication
POLS 232 Introduction to Public Policy
POLS 340 Introduction to Public Administration

Directed Electives (Must choose four)

COMM 307/ JOUR 301 Mass Communication, Law, and Society
COMM 449
Activism and Communication
PHIL 314 Environmental Ethics
POLS 231 Introduction to World Politics
POLS 347 Politics of Energy and the Environment
MARA 435 Labor Law and Politics
MARA 440 Global Economy and Enterprise Management
MARA 470 Environmental Law
MARS 432 Peak Oil, Global Warming, and Resource Scarcity
MAST 336 Maritime Foreign Policy
MAST 441 Maritime Piracy
MAST 484 Undergraduate Internship

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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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