Maritime Studies

Maritime Studies

The Maritime Studies program combines courses in literature, business, economics and the sciences, viewed through the shipping industry, to create a course of study tailored to each student.

You will choose to complete the program with a professional internship or to pursue a U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate License.

In the intern track, you will have the choice of working with shipping companies, museums, lawyers or another type of organization that interests you.

To earn a third mate license, you must be a member of the regiment of cadets and spend your summers sailing aboard the college training ship, the Empire State VI. The regiment is a disciplined lifestyle program unrelated to the military.

After graduation, you will be prepared to pursue careers in government, law, insurance or a variety of shore-side parts of the maritime industry.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

The humanities department offers the Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies program.