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Transfer Applicant Information

Admission Requirements

Lower-Division Transfer (students with fewer than 60 semester or 90 quarter units transferable to Cal Maritime)

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • These two courses must be completed:
    • A college-level math course (CSU GE area B4) must have been passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A college-level English course (CSU GE area A2) must have been passed with a "C-" or better
  • The following items are recommended:
    • Calculus I, C- or better
    • Engineering Physics (calculus-based) with a lab, C- or better
    • General Chemistry with a lab, C- or better
    • Submission of a resume including the applicant's background connected to engineering, leadership and/or the maritime industry
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements for freshmen regarding high school grades/courses and standardized test scores for marine engineering technology must be met.  High School grades and test scores will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • The overall college GPA must be at least 2.00 and will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program. 

Upper-Division Transfer (students with 60 or more semester or 90 or more quarter units transferable to Cal Maritime)

  • Be in "good standing" (not expelled, not suspended, and not on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • The overall college GPA must be at lease 2.00 and will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • These three courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:
    • A college-level English composition course (CSU GE area A2)
    • A "Critical Thinking" course (CSU GE area A3)
    • An "Oral Communication" course (CSU GE area A1)
  • All of the following courses, completed with a C- or better, are also required:
    • Calculus II completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • General Chemistry with a Lab
    • Engineering Physics II (calculus-based)
    • Engineering Graphics
    • Properties of Materials
    • Engineering Statics
    • U.S. History (CSU GE equivalent course)
    • Lower-Division Humanities Elective (CSU GE area C2)
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements must be met.
  • The following item is optional:
    • Submission of a resume including the applicant's background connected to engineering, leadership and/or the maritime industry

Summary of Major

Semester-by-Semester Curriculum - BS + USCG License

Fall 2022 applications will be available from October 1 through December 15, 2021, at www.calstate.edu/apply.  

Spring-term applications are not accepted for this major.

Students with any number of college transfer units can be admitted. Note that only the first 70 community college semester units (105 quarter units) can be used toward the total needed for graduation. Any remaining community college units can fulfill specific requirements but not add to the total number of units required for graduation.

All transfer students should plan to spend at least four years at Cal Maritime completing this degree regardless of the number of college units transferred in from other institutions. Transferred courses can, however, reduce the number of courses required in individual semesters allowing time for study in remaining courses, for an academic minor, or for student employment.

There is no grade point average (GPA) that guarantees admission.  Admission is competitive.  The applicants with the strongest applications will be offered the limited number of spaces for new students in the program each fall.

Impaction information for this major

If you have a question about a specific course that you have already taken or are considering taking, just send us an e-mail to admission@csum.edu with the course name and title.  We can look it up for you and give you an evaluation. You can also ask something like "is it course A, B, or C that satisfies your requirement?