Maritime Law Enforcement Major

Description: A program focusing on the application of law enforcement and security principles and procedures to the marine environment. Includes instruction in criminal and nautical law, nautical terminology, seamanship and vessel operation, vessel maintenance, navigation and navigation systems, meteorology, vessel and passenger safety, radar and remote sensing systems, communications systems, vessel pursuit and stop, boarding and arrest techniques, investigative and evidence techniques, weaponry and applications to specific situations such as piracy, drug trafficking and smuggling. Is Maritime Law Enforcement the right major for you?
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Maritime Law Enforcement Major

What Courses Do Maritime Law Enforcement Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Maritime Law Enforcement majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Investigative Techniques
  • Law
  • Meteorology
  • Safety
  • Seamanship
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