TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON, the ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, educates more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs that include majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and marine transportation. It is the primary fulfilling university of the sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s land, sea, and space grant mission.
The Galveston campus is situated in a vibrant urban coastal environment offering access to natural ecosystems alongside one of the largest international hubs of the maritime industry. The campus draws world-renowned scientists, thinkers, and leaders to a campus perfectly sized to maximize any student’s potential. xxxRigorous classroom experiences combined with experiential learning and international internships provide students practical experience as they pursue their fields of passion. All degree programs expose students to the social implications of the broad impacts humans and the environment have on our coasts and oceans.
Texas A&M at Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, which trains more than three hundred cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Cadets learn how to operate and maintain an oceangoing vessel, and its graduates become licensed ship officers while earning bachelor’s degrees. The academy also commissions officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard.