This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
|College:||Science, Engineering and Health|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The Maritime Studies Program is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic cultural and natural resources of the maritime environment. Students gain the necessary knowledge and expertise to enable them to participate and contribute to our growing understanding and management of the maritime environment.
Maritime Studies prepares students for careers in the diverse and exciting maritime world. This degree provides a broad understanding of the diversified field by integrating maritime themes, transferable skills, and a knowledge base to enter a variety of maritime-related careers. The maritime industry is a major global employer with thousands of opportunities in many areas. The marine environment covers 71% of the earth and continued technology advancement has increased pressure on its resources. Understanding and managing maritime resources is becoming increasingly important, requiring a wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that this Maritime Studies degree will provide.
The hallmark of the Maritime Studies Program is its flexibility because it allows students to tailor their degree program to their individual interests. It requires only a few specific core courses to provide an overview of the main areas in Maritime Studies. Students complete their degree programs with elective courses from a wide range of disciplines such as Anthropology/Archaeology, Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Art History, Literature, Law, Political Science, and Leisure Studies.
Academic study is only part of the essential training needed for students of Maritime Studies. They also must have a structured field experience in which methods of sampling, recording, and other practical aspects of professional work in the field environment are learned.
In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.A. degree in Maritime Studies must meet the requirements listed below.
A grade of “C” or better is required in all core courses and courses in the minor.
Students must have a structured field experience in which methods of sampling, recording, and other practical aspects of professional work in the field environment are learned. Field experiences in shipwreck archaeology and overseas history are available. Other structured field experiences can be designed.
In order to enhance the employability and/or acceptance into a graduate program of Maritime Studies, students must also complete a minor in their primary interest field. The fields of choice for minors are:
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Studies Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Maritime Studies majors should take BSC 2311 Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology/BSC 2311L Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology Laboratory for the Natural Sciences lecture and lab requirement. Students should also take EUH 1000 Western Perspectives I or EUH 1001 Western Perspectives II to meet the historical perspective component.
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|ANT 1138||Introduction to Maritime Studies||1|
|ANT 2000||Introduction to Anthropology *||3|
|BSC 2311+L||Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology (+Lab) *||4|
|EUH 1000||Western Perspectives I *||3|
|EUH 1001||Western Perspectives II *||3|
|INR 2002||International Politics *||3|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
|Choose one of the following:||4|
|Physical Geography (+Lab) *|
|Physical Geology (+Lab)|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirements.
Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.
Students should take the following courses:
|ANT 2511+L||Biological Anthropology (+Lab)||4|
|BSC 1005+L||General Biology for Non-Majors (+Lab)||3|
|BOT 2010+L||General Botany (+Lab)||4|
|CHM 1032+L||Fundamentals of General Chemistry (+Lab)||4|
|or CHM 2045|
| General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|ANT 3137||Shipwreck Archaeology +||3|
|ECO 3003||Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy (*) +||3|
|HIS 4284||Maritime History +||3|
|INR 4403||International Law +||3|
|EVR 4023||Coastal and Marine Environments +||3|
|Field Experience or Internship||3-9|
|Combined Archaeological Field Methods +|
|Maritime Archaeological Field Methods +|
|Practicum in Environmental Studies +|
|Methods and Techniques in Environmental Resource Management and Planning +|
|Overseas and Field Study in History +|
___ 4940 Internship in minor field +
|3000/4000 level advisor-approved electives +||36|
Students may select electives from any field, although the following fields are preferred:
Courses included in the major GPA
|Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.||0-6|
The Maritime Studies Minor is a supplement to majors other than Maritime Studies and is for those who want a minimal background in the subject to prepare for employment in fields related to the subject including, but not limited to:
A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses used to satisfy the minor.
|ANT 3137||Shipwreck Archaeology||3|
|ECO 3003||Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy *||3|
|HIS 4284||Maritime History||3|
|INR 4403||International Law||3|
|EVR 4023||Coastal and Marine Environments||3|