Cal Maritime Oceanography 

Cal Maritime Waterfront with Vessels

for a broad, foundational understanding of modern oceanography and hands-on directed research experience

Oceanography from the RV Questuary

A degree, a minor & courses in oceanography


Gain a theoretical background and practical skills in oceanography, apply foundational knowledge through hands-on research experiences and create a piece of original scholarship. 

The Oceanography Major  

Oceanographic Surveys

Applications to challenges in marine resource management


Develop workforce ready skills and professional networks that are crucial for successful placement after graduation. 

Oceanography Course Descriptions

International Experience

A global perspective on ocean literacy & stewardship


Be prepared to serve as a leader in the development of new ocean science knowledge and in responsible, evidence-based decision-making for managing ocean resources around the globe.

International Experience

Oceanography News

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Orienting Oceanographers

Sep 16, 2021

Cal Maritime's brand-new major--oceanography--was launched right before the Covid-19 pandemic hit....

Chrissy Edmiston in front of TSGB

Tiny Hitchhikers

Jul 6, 2021

When Chrissy Edmiston '16 was getting her degree at Cal Maritime in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, she also developed an interest in biofouling while minoring in Marine Science....

San Francisco Estuary

Cal Maritime Pitches in to Protect The San Francisco Estuary

Feb 25, 2021

This spring Dr. Alex Parker, associate professor of oceanography at Cal Maritime, will team up with researchers from San Francisco State University and the University of Maryland on a two-year study....