Oceanography at Cal Maritime

Currently accepting applications for fall 2024

Oceanography Program Overview

An immersive SF Bay research experience in the largest estuary on the West Coast


Oceanography from the RV Questuary

A degree, a minor & courses in oceanography


Gain a theoretical background and practical skills in oceanography.

Our Curriculum

Routine Oceanographic Surveys

Faculty and Students 


Be part of an inclusive academic community committed to ocean science and stewardship.  

Our People

Oceanography Questuary

Applications to challenges in marine resource management


Apply foundational knowledge and develop workforce ready skills through research. Build professional networks to launch your career.

Our Work

International Experience in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A global perspective on ocean literacy & stewardship


Explore diverse marine ecosystems while studying abroad. Learn about applications of new ocean science knowledge in decision-making for managing ocean resources around the globe.

International Experience



Oceanography (OCN) News

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Oceanography Researchers at Martha's Vineyard Observatory

Jan 23, 2020

Cal Maritime's Oceanography degree program launches this fall, but the study of Oceanography and Marine Science at Cal Maritime dates back more than two decades. And researchers from Cal Maritime are already taking part in important work....

Oceanography faculty and cadets

Cal Maritime Adding Oceanography Degree

Jun 3, 2019

For the first time in 17 years, Cal Maritime is adding a new major. The Bachelor of Science in Oceanography, which comes online in the fall of 2020, will hit the ground running with a strong, existing Oceanography faculty, an ideal campus location and resources, and a hands-on approach that is the signature of Cal Maritime's offerings....

Cal Maritime Cadets Lead Fifth Graders on Marine Science Cruise

Cal Maritime Cadets Lead Fifth Graders on Marine Science Cruise

Sep 1, 2017

On Sunday, September 10, six students from California State University Maritime Academy led a Marine Science Cruise for 24 fifth graders and four administrators from Grace Patterson and Beverly Hills Elementary Schools. The project was part of the Visions of the Wild Festival....

Collaboration Involving Two Classes Brings Mutual Benefit

Collaboration Involving Two Classes Brings Mutual Benefit

Aug 1, 2017

A new initiative at Cal Maritime is creating collaboration between courses to enhance the quality of education for students....