Welcome to the Office of the Provost

Lori Schroeder headshotAt California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), cadets are enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs related to the vast international maritime and related shore-side industries.  Undergraduate degrees are offered in business administration, global studies and maritime affairs, marine and facilities engineering technology, marine transportation and mechanical engineering.  All of our undergraduate degree programs emphasize classroom learning, combined with practical experience, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. For students seeking a graduate degree, we also offer an online master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management through extended learning. 

Students graduating from Cal Maritime have excellent career opportunities on land, in ports and at sea. The practical, hands-on approach to learning prepares students to work in federal, state and local governments, agencies specializing in maritime affairs and security, international firms specializing in shipping and maritime issues, and as officers on U.S. ships. Students interested in earning a license to sail obtain the Third Mate or the Third Assistant Engineer licenses, issued upon graduation by the United States Coast Guard. This license, recognized and respected by other countries, enables graduates to sail as officers on U.S. ships on any ocean, regardless of tonnage, horsepower and size.

Our full- and part-time faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  We take great pride in the fact that our faculty are highly regarded professionals in their fields who are engaged in teaching as their primary commitment. Moreover, the faculty are supported by a dedicated staff committed to student success.

The Provost's Office provides the support and resources for an environment where students and faculty can engage in learning and teaching, scholarly work, as well as service to the community and the Academy.

I encourage you to visit other pages on the Provost's website to find more information about the services we provide for the academic and student community. Essential information about resources for faculty and students can also be found here.

Lori Schroeder

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs      



Julie Leeth

Executive Assistant to Provost



Rhonda Pate

Operations & Budget Coordinator