With our rigorous academic curriculum, Williams-Mystic has created a truly interdisciplinary educational experience. Each semester, our faculty collaborate so that all coursework becomes part of the big picture: the world’s oceans and coasts. Our students immerse themselves in four courses: Maritime History, Marine Policy, Literature of the Sea, and the Marine Sciences. Students attend regular weekly classes as well as cross-course seminars and panels featuring scholars and industry professionals.

Our interdisciplinary philosophy serves our alumni well, whatever their future studies and career goals may be. They learn to lead and to listen, to consider and create, to research beyond hallowed halls and out into the real world. Williams-Mystic’s coursework readies our students not just for graduation or graduate school. It prepares them for a meaningful life.