Program Overview

The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Maritime Studies. This program is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic cultural and natural resources of the maritime environment. This degree requires 120 credit hours and is mostly taken through online courses.

The choices for minors in the Maritime Studies B.A. program are the following: Anthropology, Biology, Economic Policy, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management, International Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration, Spanish, and last Earning the certificate in GIS.

All students in the Maritime Studies program will complete 36- 37 credit hours in General Studies classes, 24 credit hours in common pre-requisites, 16 credit hours in lower division electives, 36 credit hours in major related electives, up to six credit hours in upper division electives, and 18-24 credit hours in the major core classes.

The core classes that every student must complete are the following: Shipwreck Archaeology, Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy, Maritime History, and International Law. Then students must choose either Coastal and Marine Environments or Oceanography and fulfill their field experience or internship.This degree aims to provide 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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


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