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  • Marine Transportation

    The world moves by water. The vast majority of trade utilizes the oceans as a set of highways, and ports around the world continue to expand, both in size and in revenue. The Marine Transportation (MART) degree utilizes expert faculty and industry experts to deliver a top quality classroom education in all things pertaining to maritime transportation. Also, a heavy exposure to hands-on training helps to forge graduates that are ready to step seamlessly into this exciting industry.

    This program combines studies in the humanities and sciences with instruction and training in maritime disciplines to provide students with a broad-based education. Students are also provided with solid fundamentals in business topics related to the maritime industry, ashore and afloat. Students who enroll in and apply to graduate in Marine Transportation must 1) be enrolled in the Corps of Midshipmen and 2) successfully complete the license examination for Third Mate in order to graduate from Texas A&M University.

    The student who successfully completes the license program will be qualified to sit for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination as a Third Mate of any gross tonnage upon oceans, steam, or motor vessels and issuance of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) credentials.

    What do you want to do with Marine Transportation?

    Career ideas for Marine Transportation majors:

    Pilot Vessel Captain, Ship's Captain, Shipping Management, Port & Waterways Management

    Texas A&M University at Galveston

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