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Students Seeking a Second Bachelor's Degree

click here to apply for admission via Cal State Apply

"What is the next available entry term?"

  • Spring 2024 (apply from August 1 through September 30, 2023) for the following majors:
    • Business Administration - International Business & Logistics
    • International Strategy and Security
    • Oceanography
  • Fall 2024 application cycle will open October 1, 2023


"How can I apply?"

Apply online at There is a $70.00 application fee required when you submit the online application. You must also sent official transcripts from all colleges you've attended.


Transfer facts:

  • Cal Maritime accepts academically qualified students seeking a second Bachelors Degree
  • 31% of the entering class are transfer students.
  • 5% of the entering transfer students already have a bachelor's degree.
  • Any major requiring completion of a U.S. Coast Guard License for graduation requires four-years of study at Cal Maritime (within their intended major) to graduate even if the student has completed a bachelor's degree and/or has many transfer units. This is due to the specialized nature of coursework at Cal Maritime.


"Define 'second-degree student.'"

An applicant who has already completed at least one bachelor's degree.


"What items are required for your office to make an admission decision?"

A completed online application, the $70.00 application fee, and all official college transcripts.


2nd bachelor's degree admission requirements

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association
  • Are in good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • Earned a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted or earned an overall 2.50 GPA in all college units attempted.