Minor Programs and Concentrations

All Academic Departments at Maine Maritime Academy offer opportunities for specialization in one or more areas of study. Students wishing to receive credit for a specialized program of study should consult with the designated minor or concentration coordinator(s) to receive advice.

Minor Guidelines

A minor program generally consists of 18 credit hours of courses related to a specialized field of study and included on the official list of courses acceptable for that minor. A minimum of 12 of the 18 credit hours must be taken at Maine Maritime Academy. Courses identified for one minor cannot be counted for another minor.

Concentration Guidelines

A concentration generally consists of 18 hours of courses related to a specific field of study within, or extending the student’s major program, and included on the official list of courses acceptable for that concentration. A minimum of 12 of the 18 credit hours must be taken at Maine Maritime Academy. Courses identified for one concentration may not be counted toward any other concentration or minor.

Grade Requirements

To qualify for a minor or a concentration, a student must meet all requirements for graduation from Maine Maritime Academy. Students are required to obtain a GPA of at least a 2.00 in the minor or concentration with no more than one grade below a “C”.

More Than One Minor or Concentration

Students desiring approval to pursue more than one minor and/or concentration must have approval from advisors in each of the sequences. To receive more than one minor and/or concentration, a student must satisfy all the requirements listed above for each sequence.

See the Academic Policy section on Maximum Credit Hour Loads for the course overload policy.

Also refer to each Department’s Catalog or web page regarding specialization opportunities within their respective programs of study.

Minor/Concentration Requirements

 

Business

Required Courses:
MA101 Intro to Business & Supply Chain Mgmt 3
MA111 Financial Accounting 3
MA222 Marketing Management 3
And any 2 of the following:
EC102 Microeconomics 3
EC103 Macroeconomics 3
LO201 Business Logistics 3
LO213 Freight Transportation 3
LO311 Logistics Information Systems 3
LO344 Warehousing & Distribution Management 3
LO346 Global Sourcing & Procurement Negotiation 3
LO422 International Logistics 3
LO432 Strategic Supply Chain Management 3
MA242 Managerial Accounting 3
MA243 Financial Management 3
MA304 International Business 3
MA332 Business Law 3
MA422 International Business Law 3
MA470 Applied Business Logistics Education 0.5-4
MA498 Special Topics: IBL 1-3
And any 1 of the following:
ET377 Engineering Economics 3
GE221 Geographic Information Science 4
HC232 Management Communication 3
MS253 Statistics for Business & Management 3
NS122 Cargo I 3
NS131 Introduction to Marine Transportation 3
NS210 Tanker Operations 4
NS301 Stability 3
NS335 Yacht Management 3
NS420 Ship’s Business 3
NV401 Leadership & Management 3
NV402 Leadership & Ethics 3
OS203 Design & Applied Stat in Science 4

 

Environmental Sustainability

Required Courses:
CH210 or

CH301 or

CH352

Chemistry I

Chemical Principles

Engineering Chemistry

4

4

4

EN202 Introduction to Sustainability 3
HC260 Sustainable Energy & Society 3
And any 2 or 3 of the following:
EG350 Intro to Environmental Regulations & Ethical Industrial Compliance 3
EN232 Pollution Control & Remediation 3
EN402 Biofuels: Production and Use 3
EN420 Air Pollution & Emissions Testing & Cont 3
Choose up to 1 of the following:
MA101 Intro to Business & Supply Chain Mgmt 3
NS132 Small Craft Technology 3
NS210 Tanker Operations 4
OC101 Introduction to Ocean Science 3
OS101 Introduction to Marine Science 4
Additional courses as approved by the minor coordinator

 

Humanities & Social Science

Required Courses:
HC112 or

HC211

Humanities I

Humanities II

3

3

Any HC course except

HC111

HC232

 

Composition

Management Communication

1-3

 

 

And any HY, PY, GE, or PO course 1-3
In addition, following may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
NV202 Seapower and Maritime Affairs 3
NV310 The Evolution of Warfare 3
NV402 Leadership & Ethics 3
NV410 Amphibious Warfare 3
Nine credit hours of the 18 credits required must be at the 300 level or higher.
*IBL majors: no courses required of your major may be used for this minor.

 

Industrial Power Plant Technology

*Required Courses:
ET211 or

ES201

Thermodynamics I

Introduction to Thermal Fluid Science

3

5

ET212 or

ES352

Thermodynamics II

Engineering Thermodynamics II

3

3

ET498 PET Capstone I 4
ET499 Power Engineering Technology Capstone II 5
And any 1 of the following:
ET201 Fluid Power 3
ET377 Engineering Economics 3
ET202 Statics and Dynamics 4
EG491 Diesel Power III 3
ET378 Computer Applications for Power 3
MS251 Prob & Statistics for Eng. & Science 3
Optional for a Concentration:
ET401 Automation and Control 3
ET432 Power Control Electronics 3
EG422 Steam Power Systems II 3
Others with the approval of the advisor.

 

Marine Biology

Required Courses:
BI101 General Biology I 4
BI102 General Biology II 4
BI210 Marine Zoology 4
BI220 Marine Botany 4
And any 2 of the following:
BI201 Ecology 4
BI218 Animal Behavior 3
BI301 Marine Organism Physiology 4
BI306 Ichthyology 4
BI308 Cell Biology 4
BI312 Genetics 3

 

Marine Engineering Operations

Required Courses:
EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations 2
CR103 First Year Cruise 4
EG261 Steam Generators I 3
EG292 Diesel Power I 3
ET371 Electrical Power I 4
And 5 credits from the following:
ET101 Graphics 3
ET201 Fluid Power 3
EG252 Machine Tool Operations I 2.5
EG321 Steam Turbines I 3
EG372 Electrical Power II 3
EG392 Diesel Power II 3
ET211 Thermodynamics I 3
EG243 Welding 2

 

Marine Transportation Operations

Required Courses:
NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science 2
NS241 Seamanship 2
And 15 credits of NS-designated courses.

 

Mathematics

Required Courses:
MS252 Engineering Math I 4
MS260 Differential Equations 3
And at least 1 of the following:
MS251 Prob & Statistics for Eng & Science 3
MS253 Statistics for Business & Management 3
MS451 Engineering Mathematics II 3
And up to 2 courses from: computer programming, physics, engineering, math (except calculus courses) approved by minor advisor.

 

Naval Architecture

Required Courses:
NA152 or

NS102

Ship Structure & Stability

Ship Structure

3

3

NS301 Stability 3
ET202 or

ES205

Statics and Dynamics

Engineering Statics

4

3

ET230 or

ES235

Strength of Materials

Engineering Strength of Materials

3

3

ET201 or

ES245

Fluid Power

Engineering Fluid Mechanics

3

3

NA372 Naval Architecture I 3
NA430 Naval Architecture II 3

 

Naval Science

Required Courses:
PE100 Basic Sailing 0.5
NV101 Naval Orientation 3
EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations 2
NV202 Seapower and Maritime Affairs 3
NV211 Naval Weapons Systems 3
NV301 and

NV302

Or

NV310 and

NV410

Naval Navigation

Naval Operations & Seamanship

 

The Evolution of Warfare

Amphibious Warfare

3

3

 

3

3

NV402 Leadership & Ethics 3

 

Oceanography

Required Courses:
OC101 or

OS101

Introduction to Ocean Science

Intro to Marine Science

3

4

Plus courses from the following:
BI210 Marine Zoology 4
BI220 Marine Botany 4
BI306 Ichthyology 4
OC210 or

OS309

Physical Oceanography

Ocean Circulation & Prop of Seawater

4

3

OS204 or

OS308

Physical Geology

The Earth

4

3

OS212 Marine Geochemistry 4
OS213 Biological Oceanography 3
OS499 Special Topics in Ocean Studies 1-3
For a total of 18 credits in Ocean Studies coursework.

 

Physical Science

Required Courses:
18 credit hours from the following fields:

Chemistry, meteorology, ocean studies, or physics.

At least 2 courses must be of a sequential nature and the minor advisor must approve inclusion of any course towards this minor.

 

Sail Training

Required Courses:
At least 18 credit hours in the following courses:
PE200 Intermediate Sailing 0.5
NS344 Traditional Vessel Technology 3
CR214

This course is required unless waived by the Minor Coordinator due to prior significant sailing experience.

Auxiliary Sail Training Cruise 4
NS341 Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations 3
NS321 Weather Rout
PE401 Advanced Sail Vessel Handling 1
NS343 Modern Sail Vessel Technology 3
NS443 Rigging Technology 3
NS445 Sailmaking Technology 3
Note: For a Concentration, only 21 credit hours from the above courses is required.
Students not enrolled in the VOT major must take at least 6 credit hours in the following courses:
PE100 Basic Sailing 0.5
PE114 Ocean Survival 0.5
NS241 Seamanship 2
NS132 Small Craft Technology 3
NS135 Small Craft Construction 3
NS232 Marine Systems 3
NS301 Stability 3

 

Small Vessel Operations

Required Courses:
NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science 2
NS262 Navigation Rules 3
NS271 Terrestrial Navigation I 3
NS272 Terrestrial Navigation Lab 1
Plus any 3 NS-designated courses to total not less than 18 credit hours.

 

Technical Science

Required Courses:
ET211 or

ES251

Thermodynamics I

Engineering Thermodynamics I

3

3

Plus Any 3 or 5 of the following:
ET202 or

ES205

Statics and Dynamics

Engineering Statics

4

3

ET212 or

ES352

Thermodynamics II

Engineering Thermodynamics II

3

3

ET230 or

ES235

Strength of Materials

Engineering Strength of Materials

3

3

ES245 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 3
ES420 Engineering Dynamics 3
Up to 2 of the following:
MS120 Technical Calculus II 4
MS160 Calculus II 4
MS251 Prob & Statistics For Eng & Science 3
MS252 Engineering Math I 4
CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computer 3
CS220 C/C++ Programming 3
The minor advisor may approve other courses.