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Maritime Studies, B.Sc.

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As a Maritime Studies major at SUNY Maritime College, you will be able to tailor much of your coursework to your interests, including courses in cinema, law, art, history and world cultures. You will also focus on developing the research, communication and writing skills that are vital to a wide variety of careers.

If you want to work on dry land, you will pursue the professional internship option. You will be required to complete at least one internship. Your internship will give you insight into career options and the hands-on experience that make you valuable to prospective employers. Our students have interned at:

  • Mystic Seaport

If you plan to work on a commercial vessel, you may choose to pursue a U.S. Coast Guard third mate, or deck, license. In license classes, you will learn navigation, cargo handling, ship maintenance and operational safety. Earning a license requires you to belong to the college regiment of cadets, a disciplined lifestyle program that is not affiliated with the military.

You may also choose to pursue a master’s degree in Maritime and Naval Studies while you are working on your bachelor’s through the college’s fast-track program. In this program, you may substitute several graduate courses for undergraduate ones your senior year and transfer seamlessly to the master’s degree. As a fast-track student, you can earn both degrees in five years.

Life after Maritime

Maritime Studies graduates find jobs working for the government, shipping companies, museums or other organizations. Others choose to pursue advanced degrees. Our students have found jobs at:

  • Military Sealift Command
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You can take classes about piracy, the literature and art of the sea, and conservation of marine environments, while gaining hands-on experience through professional internships or by obtaining a commercial shipping license.

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English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

We recommend that all applicants take:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of social studies
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 3 years of science

You should apply as a freshman if you have never attended college before. Here's what to do:

  • 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).
  • 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

Tuition Fee

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    15916 USD/year
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    12362 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14082 USD/year
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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