Maritime Administration - BS
The Maritime Administration undergraduate curriculum provides a solid background in the key areas of accounting, finance, marketing, law, economics and mathematics that are critical for today’s business professional. These courses lay the foundation for more advanced courses in international trade, inland waterways management, brokerage and chartering, organizational behavior, transportation economics, port and terminal management and other areas related to the maritime industry.
International trade is expanding as a result of the general increase in world-wide economic and political stability and this trend is expected to increase, as major economies such as China and Russia participate more fully in world-wide economic growth. The great majority of this expanded trade will be carried by ship. As a result, activity in American ports is expected to more than double in the next 20 years, and some ports in the Gulf of Mexico are expected to see a tripling of port activity. Additionally, the next 40 years will see greatly expanded oil and gas production in the deep waters of the western Gulf of Mexico. Taken together, these forces are now and will continue to positively affect demand for trained maritime professionals ashore. Maritime Administration graduates are ideally poised to meet the increasing demand for well educated maritime professionals.
Additionally, qualified undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics in five years time through the Department of Maritime Administration's 3+2 program.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 1|
|ACCT 229||Introductory Accounting||3|
|ACCT 230||Introductory Accounting||3|
|ECON 203||Principles of Economics||3|
|FINC 341||Business Finance||3|
|MARA 205||Introduction to Ships and Shipping 2||3|
|MARA 212||Business Law||3|
|MARA 250||Management Information Systems||2|
|MARA 281||Seminar in Undergraduate Research Methods||1|
|MARA 301||Ocean Transportation I||3|
|MARA 304||Ocean Transportation II||3|
|MARA 363||The Management Process||3|
|MARA 373||Personnel Management||3|
|MARA 421||Admiralty Law||3|
|MARA 440||Global Economy and Enterprise Management 3||3|
|MARA 466||Strategic Management 3||3|
|MGMT 211||Legal and Social Environment of Business||3|
|MGMT 481||Seminar in Management||1|
|SCMT 303||Statistical Methods||3|
|SCMT 364||Operations Management||3|
|MARA electives 4||18|
|ECON 202||Principles of Economics||3|
|MATH 141||Finite Mathematics||3|
|MATH 142||Business Calculus||3|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|American history electives||6|
|Creative arts elective||3|
|Language, philosophy and culture elective||3|
|Life and physical sciences electives 5||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Indicates required courses in the Maritime Administration major. These courses will be used to compute the major GPR. At the time of graduation, a MARA major must have a GPR of at least 2.25 in their major. A MARA major must achieve a grade of 'C' or better in ACCT 229, ACCT 230, ECON 202, ECON 203 and SCMT 303 as a graduation requirement. These courses may be repeated as necessary to meet this requirement, and the requirement applies to courses taken at TAMUG or offered for transfer from other institutions.
Students must register for MARA 205 their first semester at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus.
Designated writing intensive course.
Students should select 18 hours from the following courses: ACCT 315, ACCT 316, ECON 311, ECON 323, ECON 452, MARA 342, MARA 401, MARA 402, MARA 416, MARA 424, MARA 435, MARA 450, MARA 460, MARA 470, MARA 475, MARA 484, MARA 485, MARA 489, MARA 491, MARA 493 and SCMT 336.
Students may satisfy the 9-credit hours of Life and Physical Science requirement through any combination of one, three or four credit hour courses.
All electives must be chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the student's academic advisor. Unless courses are specifically listed, see University Core Curriculum at http://core.tamu.edu/ for a listing of course options for Communication; Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Creative Arts; American History; Government and Political Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The 6-hour University Core Curriculum requirement for International and Cultural Diversity may be met with courses used to satisfy other degree requirements.
The total hours may be increased if the student is required to take remedial math, remedial English, foreign language or International and Cultural Diversity courses.
To earn the economics minor, the student's elective hours must include ECON 311, ECON 323 and ECON 452. For additional requirements of the economics minor, please see the website: http://www.tamug.edu/academics/Minors.html.