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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Maritime Transportation Management and Security

Introduction

The curriculum of study for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Maritime Transportation Management and Security provides students with three concentrations: Logistics/Freight, Security, and Environment. A detailed listing of these requirements is given below. Students selecting to pursue the B.S. in Maritime Transportation Management and Security are not required to declare a minor in another academic discipline. However, there is a track with for students who desire to choose a minor.   Additionally, grades of “C” or better must be earned in all Maritime Transportation Management and Security courses required leading to completion of the degree. Grades of “C-” are unacceptable. Prior to graduation, majors must pass an exit examination during their senior year.

The mission of the B.S. Program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security is fourfold:

(1) to produce graduates for a variety of administrative and managerial positions in maritime transportation and port operations,

(2) to produce graduates to function effectively in a number of diverse careers in three critical areas of maritime transportation: logistics, security, and environment,

(3) to provide students with the academic background and preparation for pursuing advanced studies in the field of maritime transportation or affiliated areas,

(4) to provide training programs and individual courses to individuals already in the maritime profession.

In the fulfillment of this mission, students selecting the Maritime Transportation Management and Security program as a major will be prepared for a number of career specialization options including but not limited to: Freight Logistics Specialist, Shipping Manager, Port Manager and Operator, Port Security Officer, Maritime Policy Maker, Maritime Transportation Planner, Environmental Compliance Coordinator/Specialist, and Emergency Response Specialist. To that end, graduates of the Maritime Transportation program will also be academically prepared for graduate studies in the discipline of maritime.

Admission Requirements

  • Gain admission to the University
  • Must satisfy ASSET requirements and eradicate identified deficiencies through the General University Academic Center (GUAC)
  • Must contact the Department Office while satisfying ASSET requirements for advisement
  • Must petition the Department for admission once ASSET requirements have been completed and deficiencies removed
  • Must undertake a three semester credit hour Practicum (Internship) (MTMS 495) to meet degree requirements and gain practical experience
  • Students wishing to change their major to Maritime Transportation Management and Security must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation, academic monitoring or suspension)

Degree Requirement

Students selecting to pursue the B.S. in Maritime Transportation Management and Security are not required to declare a minor in another academic discipline. However, there is a track with for students who desire to choose a minor. Additionally, grades of “C” or better must be earned in all Maritime Transportation Management and Security courses required leading to completion of the degree. Grades of “C-” are unacceptable. Prior to graduation, majors must pass an exit examination during their senior year.

In addition to academic course work, a student pursuing the B.S. in Maritime Transportation Management and Security must undertake a three semester credit hour Practicum (Internship) (MTMS 495) to meet degree requirements and gain practical experience.

Learning Goals for Academic Program

  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function successfully as a Logistics professional in the maritime industry
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge to function successfully as a security professional in the maritime industry
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge to function successfully as an Environmental professional in the maritime industry
  • To prepare graduates with good communication skills and who are able to effectively work in a team

Learning Outcomes for the Academic Program

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of logistics terminology and advanced concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate professional knowledge of logistics, port and terminal operations, cargo marine operations, containerization and modern cargo stowage, and international intermodal.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to develop creative solutions to complex transportation-related problems in the maritime and logistics industry.
  • Students will be able to show a solid understanding of security terminology and advanced concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the essential concepts of maritime security management, maritime security technology, maritime transportation security, and maritime risk assessment and management.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to develop creative solutions to complex transportation-related problems in the maritime and security industry.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of environmental terminology and advanced concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the essential concepts of maritime environmental management, marine environmental protection, and maritime environmental law.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to develop creative solutions to complex transportation-related problems in the environmental discipline of maritime transportation.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal.

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