Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures.

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Texas A & M University-College Station

Opening its doors on October 4, 1876, Texas A&M University’s College Station campus was the first institution of higher education in Texas. A&M is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 125 academic programs. This...

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I can honestly say that in just one year at A&M i have learned so much. I studied more in one semester than i did in all of high school together. But Because you have more freedom here and are able to do things the way you want to and are able to...

” – David from Pearland, TX

San Jacinto College is 2-year public institution with the main branch situated in Pasadena, Texas, but has four total campuses and an online component. San Jac has articulation agreements with 30 universities, including several Texas A&M and...

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I'm definitely learning more about each subject I'm taking than I did in high school in a similar subject. If I don't understand something, I just ask a teacher and he or she will work one on one with me until I get it, changing the way they try to...

” – Elisa from Houston, TX
United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a service academy based in the suburban town of Kings Point, New York. All students enter the school as “plebe candidates” and must complete an intense regimen of physical training, customs, drills, and...

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Is a very rigorous school that will prepare students for their role in the military or maritime service. There is no other school like this, with regards to traditions and experiences. Even though your time here will be rough and studious it is...

” – Neil from Kings Point, NY

Maine Maritime Academy is a public college with a campus overlooking the Castine Harbor in Maine. The school provides hands-on technical training aboard commercial vessels, the Schooner Bowdoin, and the Training Ship State of Maine. Students can...

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I am definitely learning. The course load definitely pushes you to be constantly learning, and people here take around 18 credits plus noncredit courses such as labs for chemistry, nautical science, physics, in addition to other courses and classes...

” – Philep from Bolton, CT
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a 4-year college offering maritime-related degrees. MMA students are required to wear regimental-style uniforms in accordance with the Regiment of Cadets. The Academy operates the TS Kennedy, on which students...

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They drill it everything you need to know into you.

” – Wolfgang
Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a public, 2-year institution located in Traverse City. NMC maintains four satellite facilities in the region, including the Rogers Observatory, which is five miles of south of campus and frequently opens for public...

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Smaller classes with great teachers.
Lot's of opportunities with difference classes.
Supportive staff.

” – Catherine from Interlochen, MI
SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College is an institution based in the Bronx borough of NYC that prepares students to join the Navy or Marine Corps. It is the largest maritime college in the US and is one of only seven maritime academies in the nation that can confer...

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There are numerous opportunities for students to take advantage of on and off campus. The school is for individuals who have a very good idea of what they want to do in the future. Also, graduates are benefit from an enormous alumni base and most are...

” – Drew from Tully, NY

California State University Maritime Academy is located on a waterfront campus in Vallejo, one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the US and the only one on the west coast. All students are part of the Corp of Cadets and are required to...

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I think the school deserves at least a nine for two main reasons. One being that the campus is beautiful and enjoyable, especially considering it is right on the water but also close to other cities such as San Francisco. The other reason is that...

Alpena Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 700-acre campus in northern Michigan. ACC offers over 75 academic programs, awarding certificates, AA degrees, AAS degrees, and AS degrees, along with one BS degree...

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You wouldn't think that a community college would have the same quality education as a university, but this one really does. We have the same textbooks, follow the same fast-paced schedules, cover the same topics, and receive the same homework. Plus...