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Undergraduate Programs

For nearly a century, California State University Maritime Academy has thrived as a leading institution of technology, engineering, international business, global studies, and transportation. Our seven undergraduate majors, maritime traditions, and world-class faculty and staff, offer cadets a unique opportunity for intellectual, professional, and personal development. Cadets engage in a living-learning environment that emphasizes active learning both inside and outside of the classroom and sets them on a path to lucrative careers on land and at sea.

Our Majors

 International Business and Logistics

Business Administration

The business administration major, with its emphasis in international business and logistics (IBL), is a practical, industry-focused degree that will provide opportunities for you to gain essential skills in various aspects of international business, logistics, and supply chain management.

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Global Studies

International Strategy and Security

International strategy and security draws on political science, international relations, maritime and strategic studies to offer students an interdisciplinary major that prepares them for a wide variety of opportunities related to security in all forms including national/homeland, international, human, environmental, economic and energy, among others.


Marine Transportation

Marine Transportation

The marine transportation (MT) major provides you with a broad understanding of the maritime industry, as well as navigation and ship-handling skills. 

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 Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Math and science-intensive coursework and hands-on experiences give you the skills you need to work in a variety of positions in the research, design, development, and evaluation of engineering systems. New concentrations this fall include Energy Design and Mechanical Design. 

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Facilities Engineering Technology

The facilities engineering technology (FET) coursework, simulator trainings, and internships prepares you to work in the operation and maintenance of engineering systems such as those found in power generation plants, universities, hospitals, stadiums, and high-tech manufacturing facilities. 

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Marine Engineering Technology

The marine engineering technology (MET) coursework, simulator trainings, training cruises prepares you to work as a licensed third assistant engineer on U.S. ships on any ocean regardless of tonnage, horsepower, and size. This major also prepares you to work to have a career in shore-side industries. 

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Oceanography capitalizes on our location on the shores of the SF Estuary, the largest on the west coast. Committed to ocean literacy and sustainability, the program is rooted in ocean observation, life sciences and course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE). 

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Our Minors

Naval Science

Minor in Naval Science*

*Strategic Sealift Midshipman Program