Worlds collide on the coast. The symbiotic relationship between land and sea makes coastal societies a hotbed of innovation, industry and discovery. How do we make more efficient use of the re-sources available? How do we make the relationship sustainable? And how can we protect what we have here? The Master of Marine Resources Management (MARM) program at Texas A&M University at Galveston provides students with an understanding of coastal and ocean policy and management, opening up a wide array of professional opportunities.
Intersecting Environments & Society
In the Master of Marine Re-sources Management pro-gram, an emphasis is placed on the importance of inter-actions between society and the environment through an interdisciplinary, problem-based curriculum grounded in ecological and policy perspectives. Both professional (non-thesis) and research (thesis) track options are available.
The Texas A&M University Galveston Campus Department of Marine Sciences boasts numerous state-of-the-art lab spaces, including a dedicated GIS lab for our MARM students. Interdisciplinary research, coupled with our small campus atmosphere, offers plenty of face time with professors, fosters an environment that teaches research skills and creates opportunities for collaboration and networking. Students also have the ability to earn a GIS certification through elective coursework, and study abroad opportunities await, with current locales including Belize and the Netherlands.
Groundbreaking Research At The Center For Texas Beaches and Shores Marine Resources Management faculty comprise the core of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. The center is a leader in state, national and global research, focusing on coastal sustain-ability, natural hazards and community resilience with an emphasis on coastal flooding. Our faculty work with both government and private sectors to study how hazardous events, risk reduction strategies and public policy interact with urban development, anthropogenic impacts, local economies and community knowledge and culture. Students in the MARM program are a central part of this research, and the skills they learn contribute significantly to their professional and academic growth.
This degree program views coastal resources management and policy development from both an eco-logical and administrative perspective. This makes it well-suited for numerous careers, including:
• Coastal Zone Management
• Coastal Planning
• Urban Planning
• Disaster Management
• Fisheries Management
• Environmental Consulting
• Oil & Gas Resource Management
• Research and Think Tanks
• Secondary & Higher Education
• Environmental Outreach
Apply today for this exciting program at www.tamug.edu/admissions.
For more information, visit www.tamug.edu/marm
Dr. Kyeong Park Department Head Department of Marine Sciences
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