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Marine Transportation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The program is designed to blend the skills you will need to work on the water onboard a commercial vessel with the knowledge you’ll need to work on land for a shipping or other kind of business later.

The Marine Transportation program at the SUNY Maritime College includes courses about accounting, international finance, law and organizational management, in addition to courses that teach you to live and work onboard a commercial vessel.

Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science program in Marine Transportation – Deck License Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Pass the US Coast Guard Third Mate, Unlimited License on the STCW Operational Level
  • Demonstrate the ability to assume all of the duties of a Third Mate in international or domestic service, including the ability to stand a watch on a commercial vessel.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the marine transportation business and its place in global commerce
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic related industry practices
  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills necessary to assume positions of responsibility in their careers after graduation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Marine Transportation major is offered in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard third mate, or deck, license. Earning a deck license means you will learn to navigate a vessel, handle cargo, and operate and maintain a variety of ship systems.
  • In the license program, you will spend a significant amount of time working and learning on the Training Ship Empire State VI, including during summer sea terms on the Atlantic and Mediterranean. You will be part of the college regiment of cadets, a disciplined lifestyle program that is not affiliated with the military.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit the application. Apply online using the SUNY Application or Common Application.
  • All academic credentials must have an official seal, stamp or signature of a school or government official, and be submitted in the original language (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation). Upon receipt of your documents we may require further evaluation. All foreign academic transcripts must be evaluated by WES or a NACES approved evaluation service, and translated into English.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 250 word essay or personal statement.
  • Submit your English Proficiency test scores via an official score report for the TOEFL or SAT or ACT or IELTS. Please note that TOEFL and IELTS scores are not valid past two years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17527 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17527 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15465 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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