Student speaking at podiumWelcome! The newly renamed Department of International Strategy and Security at Cal Maritime offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Strategy and Security.

Our program draws on political science, international relations, strategic studies, and regional area studies to offer students an interdisciplinary major that will prepare them for a wide variety of opportunities related to security in all forms (including U.S. national security, international security, human security, environmental security, and energy security) alongside a unique maritime perspective. 

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[Currently continuing to accept applications to start in Fall 2024]

  • The 2023 Cal Maritime CyberCorps Team poses while practicing for the competition.
  • The Cal Maritime MUN team poses for a photo before a MUN conference.
  • ISS Students standing in front of the California State Capitol
  • Panetta Institute Intern in DC and posing for a photograph in front of the US Capitol
  • ISS Students work together as part of the National Security Council to decide on the US response to attacks in Syria.

Recent News

  • Our department name has been officially changed from Global Studies and Maritime Affairs to International Strategy and Security to encompass strategy and security in all forms.  
  • We are proud of our Cybersecurity Policy Team for making the semifinals (top 18 teams) at the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Challenge Washington DC site. 
  • Congratulations to our Model United Nations team for three Honorable Mention awards at UC-Berkeley's Spring 2023 BayMUN conference.
  • Congratulations to Cadet Aurora Thomas for winning 2nd prize in the 2023 Connecticut Maritime Association's Student Research Competition with the paper "Maritime Cybersecurity: AIS Manipulation Motivations in IUU Fishing."