Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs


The primary objective of the Marine Affairs B.A. major is to educate students in the interdisciplinary analysis needed for effective marine and coastal management. The Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes the roles of law and policy and to that end expects to develop an understanding of the socio-economic, political, and legal effects of decisions and their implications. Students gain familiarity with issues confronting the policymaker and manager at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. Students may shape their studies around topics such as fisheries, natural hazards, maritime transportation and ports, wind energy, coastal and ocean management, marine pollution, and tourism.