Minors + Concentrations

BS in International Maritime Business

 

Minors

A minor is a program of study of at least 18 credits outside the student’s major that typically begins in the junior year with courses taken between semesters five through eight. With departmental permission, students with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (CGPA) may declare a minor. To declare a minor prior to the junior year, a student must also have completed either Calculus I or Applied Calculus. Minor classes must be taken at the Academy. With the exception of department electives or free electives, a course cannot fulfill both a minor requirement and a major, general education, or support course requirement. 

The following minors and concentrations are currently offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy for International Maritime Business majors.

Coordinator: Professor George Cadwalader

The minor in Homeland Security is offered to students in all majors. The minor is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of the inter-national and domestic security is-sues involved in homeland security. Courses provide a focus on various professions and levels of government involved in homeland security and on related topic areas. Emergency Management students are required to complete any six of the courses listed below. Students in other majors are required to complete three of the courses listed below as well as EM-2213 National Security in Emergency Management, EM-4226 Transportation Security, and EM-3214 Interna-tional Terrorism. EM-3214 International Terrorism EM-4112 Fire Dynamics

  • EM-7220 Cyber Security
  • EM-7221 Military Operations   and Security
  • EM-7222 Legal Issues in Homeland and National Security
  • EM-7223 Select Issues in Law Enforcement
  • EM-7224 Transnational Crime SS-2232 World Economic Geography
  • SS-2233 Political Geography
  • SS-4317 Intelligence and National Security Policy

Coordinator: Professor Francis Veale, Jr.

Open to all majors. To earn a minor in Marine Biology, students must complete six of the seven courses listed below: 

  • MS-4305 Principles of Aquaculture
  • MS-4321 Biology of Fishes 
  • MS-4322 Marine Botany
  • MS-4329 Marine Mammals MS-4333 Marine Invertebrate Zoology
  • MS-4334 Tropical Marine Ecology MS-4342 Marine Microbiology

Coordinator: Professor Francis  Veale, Jr.

Open to all majors except Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection. Students must complete each of the following six courses:

  • MS-1111 Fundamentals of Occupational Health & Safety
  • MS-1211 Current Environmental Problems 
  • MS-3142 Environmental Law
  • MS-4263 Oil Spill Management
  • MS-4271 Advanced Principles   of Occupational Health & Safety 
  • MS-4341 Ecological Sustainability

 Coordinator: Professor Francis Veale, Jr.

Open to all majors except Emergency Management.  To earn a minor in Occupational Health and Safety,  students must complete each of the following six courses:

  • MS-4271 Advanced Principles of Occupational Health & Safety
  • MS-4272 Environmental Health and Safety Audit Program
  • EM-2111 Infectious Agents (any major except EM)
  • EM-3212 Toxicology
  • EM-3213 Public Health Issues in Emergency Management (any major except EM)
  • SM-3111 Radiological Materials


Concentrations

With departmental permission, students with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may enroll in a concentration of study. A concentration is a program of study with at least 12 credits within the student’s major field but not prescribed in the major program. These courses are typically taken during semesters five through eight. Concentration courses must be taken at the Academy. With the ex-ception of department electives or free electives, a course cannot fulfill both a concentration requirement and a major, general education, or support course requirement. 

The following concentrations are currently offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy for International Maritime Business majors. 

Coordinator: Professor George Cadwalader

Open to all majors. This concentration gives Emergency Management students the opportunity to use their four free electives for specialized study of homeland security.

Required Courses:

  • EM-3214 International Terrorism
  • EM-7220 Cyber Security 

And two of the following electives:

  • EM-4112 Fire Dynamics
  • EM-7221 Military Operations and Security 
  • EM-7222 Legal Issues in Homeland and National Security
  • EM-7223 Select Issues in Law Enforcement 
  • EM-7224 Transnational Crime SS-2232 World Economic Geography 
  • SS-2233 Political Geography
  • SS-4317 Intelligence and National Security Policy

Coordinator: Professor Francis Veale, Jr.

Open to all majors. This concentration provides students with a series of electives focused on particular aspects of the field of marine biology.

Required Courses:

  • MS-4305 Principles of Aquaculture
  • MS-4321 Biology of Fishes
  • MS-4322 Marine Botany
  • MS-4333 Marine Invertebrate Zoology

 Coordinator: Marina Brock

Open to all majors. This concentration gives students an opportunity for specialized study in occupation-al health and safety.

Take any four courses from the following:

  • EM-2111 Infectious Agents (any major except EM)
  • EM-3212 Toxicology
  • EM-3213 Public Health Issues in Emergency Management (any major except EM)
  • MS-4271 Advanced Principles of Occupational Health & Safety
  • MS-4272 Environmental Health and Safety Audit Program
  • SM-3111 Radiological Materials