Course Offerings

Williams-Mystic’s academic curriculum contributes to an educational experience that is both interdisciplinary and immersive. Each semester, our faculty collaborate so that all coursework becomes part of the big picture, showing the ways our coasts and oceans are connected across multiple disciplines. Our students take four courses: American Maritime History, Marine Policy, Literature of the Sea, and Marine Science (either Oceanographic Processes or Marine Ecology). Students attend regular weekly classes as well as cross-course seminars, panels featuring scholars and industry professionals, and hands-on day trips to locations around New England.

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Literature of the Sea


American Maritime History


Marine Policy


Marine Sciences