Marine Transportation, B.S.

Being located at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico gives our students plenty of hands-on experiences, and the expertly taught courses provide the fundamental knowledge required for graduates to succeed in this highly valued field. Students will have loads of career options, both on shore and at sea, which is enhanced with the License Option earned through the Texas A&M Maritime Academy.

Marine Transportation Degree    

The bulk of trade moves by water and has created countless industries and jobs. These sectors are continuing to grow and demand qualified personnel to lead them. With practical courses led by highly experienced mariners, our graduates are well-positioned to drive these industries forward.

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License Option Available    

Interested students can elect the License Option, which entails the required coursework for a U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Mate deck or engine officer. This is conferred to a student when they have completed all their academic requirements (including cruises), as well as successful completion of the U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Mate exam.  For further details, see the links below.

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Marine Transportation Classes

Required STCW Courses for MART Majors

MART 103 Basic Safety and Lifeboatman Training
MART 115 Seamanship
MART 201 Vessel Structure and Ship Knowledge
MART 204 Terrestrial Navigation
NVSC 200 Naval Science for the Merchant Marine Officer
MART 200 Deck Sea Training I: Basic Comm., Navigation, & Seamanship
MART 212 Marine Dry Cargo Operations
MART 215 Seamanship II
MART 303 Celestial Navigation
MART 202 Ship Stability and Trim
MART 210 Integrated Navigation I: RADAR/ARPA/ECDIS
MART 321 Navigation Rules, International and Inland
MART 300 Deck Sea Training II: Intermediate Comm., Navigation, & Seamanship
MART 208 Maritime Meteorology
MART 307 Global Maritime Distress Safety System
MART 310 Integrated Navigation II: Electronic Navigation
MART 315 Seamanship  III
MART 313 Marine Liquid Cargo Operations
MART 410 Integrated Navigation III: Bridge Watchstanding
MART 400 Deck Sea Training III: Advanced Comm., Navigation, & Seamanship
MART 403 Advanced Topics in Shipboard Operations
MART 404 The Navigator
MART 498 Maritime Medical Care
MART 401 Maritime Security

Required STCW Classes for Other License Option Degree Programs

MART 103  Basic Safety and Lifeboatman Training
MART 115  Seamanship I
MART 201  Vessel Structure and Ship Knowledge
MART 202  Ship Stability and Trim
MART 204  Terrestrial Navigation
MART 208  Marine Meteorology
MART 210  Integrated Navigation I: Radar/ARPA/ECDIS
MART 212   Marine Dry Cargo Operations
MART 215   Seamanship II
MART 303   Celestial Navigation
MART 307   Global Marine Distress Safety System
MART 310   Integrated Navigation II: Electronic Navigation
MART 313   Marine Liquid Cargo Operations
MART 321   Navigation Rules, International and Inland
MART 410   Integrated Navigation III: Bridge Watchstanding
MART 498   Maritime Medical Care
NVSC 200   Naval Science for the Merchant Marine Officer
MART 200   Deck Sea Training I: Basic Communications, Navigation and Seamanship
MART 300  Deck Sea Training II: Intermediate Communications, Navigation and Seamanship
or MART 350   Deck Sea Training II: Commercial Internship
MART 400  Deck Sea Training III: Advanced Communications, Navigation and Seamanship

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

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

Career Paths

Pilot Vessel Captain
Ship’s Captain
Shipping Management
Port & Waterways Management

Hiring Agencies

Shipping Companies
Ports
US Military
Government Agencies

Salary Ranges

Ship’s Captain/Pilot: $87,975 on average
Port Manager:  $75,000 on average
Shipping Manager:  $74,000

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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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