What is the cost of the Program?

Please refer to Tuition and Related Fees for details of Program costs and payment deadlines.

How many courses do I have to complete to get my degree?

Each of the two Bachelor of Maritime Studies programs consist of 39 credit hours, made up of 13 courses.

Is there any order in which I must complete the courses?

There is no specific order; however, some courses are prerequisites for others.

How long will it take to complete the Program?

Students may normally register for one to several courses in any semester and there are three semesters in each academic year.

How do I find out if I can obtain credit for similar courses that I have previously completed?

Questions regarding the transfer credit evaluation process or the status of a transfer credit evaluation may be directed to the Evaluations Officer in the Office of the Registrar by e-mail at or by phone at (709) 864-4424.

Can I transfer or complete any courses from another university and use them towards the degree?

Students must complete at least 30 credit hours (ten courses) at this university. This means students may complete a total of nine credit hours (three courses) at other universities. These credit hours must be transferable to Memorial University and must be part of the Bachelor of Maritime Studies Program.

Books: How do I purchase my books? Please Read Carefully.

If you are in the St. Johns area, you can pick up your text books in persons at the MUN Bookstore. You can also order your textbooks online. Make sure that you choose the correct course and the correct course section as not all sections of a course use the same textbook.

Can I complete courses in the Program while working on board a vessel?

Courses can be completed while working on board a vessel if the vessel is equipped with an Internet connection.

Is there a time limitation on completing the Program?

There is no time restriction on completing the course requirements for the degree program.

Does the Program have a residency requirement?

No. As both BMS programs are fully available online, BMS students are not required to physically come to Memorial University and study for any length of time.